Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups
Staff Writer
Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Susan Irby

Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Chicken salad is usually a bit of a calorie bomb, but not this version. There's plenty of fresh produce in this version, and the sour cream and mayonnaise are slimmed-down versions, so you can indulge without the guilt.

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6
Servings
107
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 four-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 1/4 Cup plus two tablespoons water
  • 3/4 Cups green seedless grapes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 Cup diced celery
  • 1/2 Cup diced cashews
  • 1/2 Cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 Cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1/2 Cup nonfat mayonnaise
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro, basil, or dill (optional)
  • 4-8 red leaf lettuce leaves

Directions

Season the chicken with the lemon pepper. Place in a sauté pan with the water over medium heat. Cover with a lid and poach until done, for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. Chop into 1-inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. 

Stir in the grapes, celery, cashews, red onion, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and stir in fresh herbs of your choice, if using. 

Place 1 or 2 red leaf lettuce leaves in a serving bowl or on a plate. Place 1 cup of chicken salad along the center of the leaf. Gently fold around the chicken salad mixture and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
49mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
316mg
21%
Water
65g
2%

Chicken Salad Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Salad Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Chicken Salad Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfnadel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken.