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Chicken-Wild Rice Salad with Dried Cherries

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Chicken-Wild Rice Salad with Dried Cherries
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 5
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Ingredients

  • 1 package (6.2 oz) fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 medium unpeeled eating apple, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup dry-roasted peanuts

Directions

  • 1
    Cook rice mix as directed on package, omitting butter. On large cookie sheet, spread rice evenly in thin layer. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, apple, bell pepper, celery, apricots and cherries. In small bowl, mix soy sauce, water, sugar and vinegar until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Add rice and soy sauce mixture to apple mixture; toss gently until coated. Add peanuts; toss gently.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    This terrific main dish has a yummy combination of ingredients--turn up the heat by sprinkling in 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information

380 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 18g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
950mg
39%
Potassium
510mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
18g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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