Chicken Salad: Cajun Chicken Salad with Green Grapes

posted by Linda in MO 05-22-100 9:44 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Cajun Chicken Salad with Green Grapes
Recipe By :Good Housekeeping
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chicken , Main Dish

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 lemon -- thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
6 medium skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves(1 3/4 pounds)
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups green grapes (about 12 ounces) -- each cut in half
1 large red pepper -- cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley leaves -- chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 large pickled jalapeņo chile -- minced

In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 inch water with lemon slices, bay leaf, peppercorns, and 1/4 teaspoon thyme to boiling over high heat. Add chicken; reduce heat to low and simmer 12 to 14 minutes, turning chicken over halfway through cooking, until chicken just loses its pink color throughout. With slotted spoon or tongs, remove chicken from skillet to cutting board; cool slightly until easy to handle. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch pieces.

Discard poaching liquid and wipe skillet dry. Add paprika and remaining 1/4 teaspoon thyme to skillet; toast over medium-low heat, stirring, 2 minutes.

Transfer paprika mixture to large bowl; stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until blended. Add chicken, grapes, red pepper, parsley, onion, and jalapeņo; toss until evenly coated. Serve salad warm, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Each serving: About 200 calories, 24 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 64 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium.

Description: "A great combination of poached chicken, red pepper, juicy grapes, and onion slivers with a spicy lightened-up dressing."

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