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Oriental Chicken and Spinach Salad

An easy to make Oriental dressing adds flavor appeal to a colorful blend of spinach, chicken, mandarin oranges and almonds. Use bagged spinach for added ease in preparation.

6% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated gingerroot

Salad

  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

* May substitute 2 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Instructions

  1. Dressing: Whisk all ingredients until combined.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Salad: Gently toss all ingredients in large salad bowl.
  4. Add dressing, and toss to combine.

Yield: 6 servings (1 1/2 cups)

Nutrition information per serving: 227 calories; 16g protein; 9g carbohydrate; 15g fat 2g saturated fat; 36mg cholesterol; 179mg sodium; 2g fiber

Food exchanges: 2 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 fat




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