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Chicken Salad With Wild Rice

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Ingredients
  Uncooked wild rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Diced poached chicken 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Watercress leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Thinly sliced green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Diced celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped and toasted
  Tarragon vinaigrette 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped fresh tarragon/1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 Tablespoon
  Coarse salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Rinse rice under running water.
Bring 1 1/2 cups salted water to rapid boil in medium saucepan over high heat.
Stir in rice and return water to rapid boil.
Stir rice with fork and reduce heat so water simmers gently.
Cover and cook until grains puff open and white interior of rice appears, about 25 to 35 minutes.
Rinse rice under cold water; drain well.
Transfer to large bowl.
Add chicken, watercress, green onion, diced celery and chopped almonds.
For vinaigrette: Whisk oil into vinegar in medium bowl 1 drop at a time.
Stir in tarragon, salt and pepper.
Pour small amount of vinaigrette over chicken salad and toss gently, adding more vinaigrette a little at a time until evenly coated.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2594 Calories from Fat 1471

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 168 g258.6%

Saturated Fat 22.1 g110.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 408 mg136%

Sodium 2670.3 mg111.3%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.7%

Dietary Fiber 16.9 g67.7%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 181 g362.7%

Vitamin A 69.3% Vitamin C 69%

Calcium 44.9% Iron 64.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Chicken Salad With Wild Rice Recipe