Wild Rice Chicken Salad

Looking for a hearty dinner? Then check out this wild rice and chicken salad - a flavorful meal!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6

Ingredients

SALAD

2/3
cup uncooked wild rice
2
cups water
3
cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4
cup sliced green onions
2
cups cubed fresh pineapple or 1 (20-oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
1/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted if desired*

DRESSING

1/2
cup oil
3
tablespoons lemon juice
2
teaspoons sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine wild rice and water. Bring to a boil,stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 40 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine chicken, bell pepper and onions. In jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well.
  • 3 Add cooked rice to salad; toss gently. Add dressing; toss to coat.Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors.
  • 4 Just before serving, fold in pineapple. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cup
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    420mg
    420%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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