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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 161.5
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.3 mg
  • Sodium: 239.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 24.0 g

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Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus


Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus

Introduction

Served on a bed of nutrient-rich spinach, this chicken is a tasty lunch or dinner! Served on a bed of nutrient-rich spinach, this chicken is a tasty lunch or dinner!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 cups asparagus tips, diagonally cut
    1/2 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
    12 ounces cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast, chopped
    1/2 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
    spinach leaves

Directions

1. Steam asparagus for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, curry, lemon juice and salt.
3. Add asparagus, chicken, bell pepper, cilantro and almonds and toss to coat.
4. Serve over spinach.
Serves 4.








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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty- the kids and hubby ate every bite too. Next time grapes or apples sound like a good idea, and upping the curry taste also. I will serve the cilantro on the side, though.. not everybody is as crazy for it as I am!! - 8/17/08

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  • 14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding! Very satisfying and tasty! I added a handful of seedless grape halves, or your could use diced apples or mandarin oranges too. The calorie count is low enough that even by adding a fruit you are good to go. - 4/14/07

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    It sounds very good but the nutritional facts dont add up. I went through the information you provided and recaculated as best I could and the sodium/cal/fat and cholesterol were all higher then reported. Its still wouldn't be a un-healthy recipe but its always best to know exactly what your eating. - 6/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've made this recipe several times - delicious! I also really like it with grapes added - adds a little bit of sweetness and crunch. Yum! - 3/30/08

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Good on top of couscous. I used walnuts instead of almonds because that's what I had on hand. I also added some raisins. - 3/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely delicious. Due to a lack of ingredients, I used cumin and coriander for the curry powder and fat free sour cream instead of yogurt. One of the best home cooked meals I've ever had! - 12/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good, easy, low cal not to mention healthy.
    Improves in flavor by making at least 6 hours before eating, This recipe will remain a permanent part of the regular meal plans for my family.
    meals - 6/14/09

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesgterday and had the refrigerated leftovers today. I like it better cold and I think the curry is over-powering. I will make it again but use less curry and maybe some other spices. Good base to play around with and easy to use with other left overs. - 4/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was sooo good! It's the first recipe I made from SparkRecipes, and my boyfriend (who is NOT on a diet and who is usually the cook in our house) keeps on asking me when I can make another SparkRecipe! - 4/10/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I thought it would be great with golden raisins in it! - 2/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED this! I added a little extra curry, salt and pepper and the flavors were outstanding. My husband was a fan too. When I asked if there was anything I could do different he suggested raisins. Sounds like some people have tried this addition and like it too! - 4/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looked great and tasted great! I used a yellow pepper instead of red, spring mix greens instead of spinach , and skipped the cilantro because those are the things I had at home. My husband thought the presentation and the taste was as good as any restraunt. I will definately make this again! - 3/27/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this receipe. It tasted a little strong at first, probably because of the cilantro, but once it settled overnight, it was very tasty! I felt very healthy eating it with the spinach as well. A well-balanced and filling meal! - 12/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is now a staple in our household. I knew it was good when even my mom (world's pickiest eater) loved it! For a variation, I do away with the curry and substitute 1/2 dijon mustard for the yogurt. YUM! - 7/9/09

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both said, "pretty good." I added some celery and dried apples (I was reaching for raisins and saw the apples and used them instead). I miss the fullness of flavor that mayonnaise gives, but yogurt is a healthier binder. Would make it (or a variation of it) again. - 6/13/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We thought this was very good. My husband rated it a 5 and thought it could have had twice as much spinach. My daughter gave it a 4 and considered adding pasta, or even replacing chicken with pasta for vege dish. I gave it 4.5 - 4/27/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the first recipe I have tried and it was great, had some brown rice with it and the meal was very filling. Will definitely make again. - 4/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this using shrimp instead of chicken and it was delicious. I also omitted salt due to high BP. Nice light flavors. - 4/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this! So did my house mate that has a low sodium - low sugar diet!! I added some cucumber and it made it even more spring fresh tasting! Next time maybe I will add some mandarin orange segments.

    I will make this over and over again. - 4/21/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really wonderful! My grocery store was out of asparagus so I used chopped brocolini. Delicious! - 10/29/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy but will try it with other spices as I am not a fan of curry - thanks for the recipe! - 9/1/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used celery and raisins but didn't have cilantro or peppers. I added some chili powder to the dressing. YUMMY! - 8/24/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, My turn to have my lady friends to lunch. I am going to serve this and I know that they will love it. Most will go home with the recipe. May serve hard rolls with it, and put in the grapes. Vi - 6/13/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tired this recipe this weekend. It was very good, but I think next time I will add a little honey or other seasioning to the dressing - it seemed to need a little something. But, I will try it again. - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My picky husband absolutely loved this salad. It's a good diabetic recipe. - 3/25/09

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