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    Chicken Rice Salad

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    45 mins

    30 mins

    15 mins

    dale!'s Note:

    A very pretty salad with a slightly Morrocan feel to it. Special enough for a dinner party or just whenever! Easily adjusted for more or less servings.

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    1. 1
      Cook rice until just tender and drain well.
    2. 2
      Heat oil in a large non-stick pan or wok.
    3. 3
      Cook garlic and chicken until chicken is just browned and cooked.
    4. 4
      Remove chicken from pan and let rest 5 minutes, then slice the breasts thinly.
    5. 5
      Combine rice, chicken, onion, celery, apricots, currants, nuts, mint and oranges in a large bowl.
    6. 6
      Just before serving, stir through dressing.
    7. 7
      Arrange lettuce leaves in the base and sides of 4 bowls and spoon salad over the top.
    8. 8
      Garnish with a sprig of mint.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 24, 2004


      I had such a great time making and eating this recipe! I'm not doing stars b/c, as is my habit, I alter a recipe with things I have(not) on hand. I used basmati rice b/c of a time contraint. I also cooked the onion with the chicken and garlic as I prefer cooked and it added a nice pungent sweetness. The chicken was chunked rather than sliced. I omited celery, apricots, corrants and mint, but used crasins and almonds. I cut the peel and pith from the orange and used membrane-free segments. I loved the lettuce-bed arrangment; it looked so classy. My 2 year old and I had a good time eating this with our hands. I even tried some of it wrapped in my garnish and that was delightful. I also added 1/2 tsp of Rogan Josh curry (Penzey's blend), 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper. I will definitely try this with the other fruits some time, but I will keep the spices, and maybe use sautee'd green onion for extra color. Thank you for a very fun and versatile recipe! I would give it 4 stars, b/c without the other spices I think it would have been a little bland. Edited to add: I totally forgot the French dressing!! Oh my goodness. I will have to try this and not forget it this time. I'm so sorry about that. Update: I tried it yesterday with the French dressing and really enjoyed it. I also used chopped dried apricots, raisins, and celery. I forgot about the pistacios. Once again I liked it rolled up in the lettuce leaves. Good measurement for the French dressing as it could so easily overwhelm the recipe, but it accents the flavors nicely.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Rice Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (678 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 681.7
    Calories from Fat 93
    Total Fat 10.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 68.4 mg
    Sodium 366.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 111.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.1 g
    Sugars 38.2 g
    Protein 40.9 g

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