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Chicken and Pear Salad

A creamy, crunchy, sweet and savory salad that is quick and easy to make.
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 ½ Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 cups diced pear (fresh or canned)
¼ cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped onion (try sweet onion)
¼ cup raisins
1 cup diced cooked chicken
2 Tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 dash pepper 
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Serve now or chill until serving time.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try this as a wrap in a whole wheat tortilla.
  • Try adding chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts.

Comments

We have had this one with a few variations: tuna in the place of chicken, canned chicken instead of fresh, and an apple instead of a pear. All of them were great!

This recipe is delicious! The pears and raisins offer a subtle sweetness, wihle the celery and onions add a nice crunch. I wrapped it up in a whole wheat tortilla with some lettuce and it made the perfect lunch.

This is light and fresh! I had it over a bit of brown rice and will try it as a lettuce wrap next. I added a handful of chopped walnuts for texture and a dash of curry for a flavor twist.

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