JUDY'S FAVORITE LITE CHERRY CHICKEN SALAD

 

  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 7
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries-chopped/or other dried fruit like cranberries etc.
  • 1/3 cup celery chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup chopped apple
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (toasted in oven)
  • ½ cup lite mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spread pecans or walnuts on Reynolds Parchment Paper on a cookie sheet.
  • Toast them in the oven until just lightly browned.
  • Cool completely before adding to other ingredients.
  • In a large bowl combine chicken, cherries, celery, apple and toasted nuts. In another bowl combine mayo, buttermilk, salt and pepper.
  • Add to chicken mixture to the buttermilk mixture and mix well.
  • Serve on crackers or make sandwiches or eat it plain.

Notes

I got this recipe out of a Taste of Home magazine. I was on Weight Watchers Diet at the time so I adapted it to eat on Weight Watchers. I figured out the points for the diet to be 5 point per serving. I love Chicken Salad and have always like fruity recipes with nuts. This one sounded perfect. I made it several times and then decided to try toasting the nuts. It really made a difference in how great it tasted. I have given this recipe to many of my friends who continue to make it too. I have added it to my master list of great recipes to use again and again. We eat it all the time now whether we are on a diet or not.

Author Credit: Taste of Home Mag.

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