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Classic Chicken Salad 

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WW Freestyle: 3
Prep Time10 mins
Refrigeration Time1 hr
Shredded chicken, dill pickles, and crunchy celery smothered in a deliciously creamy dressing.
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 190

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 4 celery ribs, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup finely diced dill pickles
  • 3 to 4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • sliced green onions, for garnish

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl combine prepared chicken, celery, pickles, lettuce, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest; stir to combine.
  • Add sour cream, mayonnaise, and dijon mustard; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Taste for seasonings and flavors; adjust accordingly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Garnish with parsley and green onions; serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 3
 
NET CARBS: 3 g
 
CAN I FREEZE CHICKEN SALAD
  • If you plan to freeze the salad, please do not add in the mayonnaise because it will separate once you defrost it. Instead, I suggest to freeze the salad without the dressing. You can always dress it afterwards.
  • Chicken Salad can stay in the freezer for 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Chicken Salad 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 1057mg44%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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