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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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  • 8 of 8 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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  • 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 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!
    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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my boyfriend and I for lunch today and we both really liked it. The only change I made was I added a little extra lemon juice because I like things tangy. Great healthy recipe! - 3/7/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this salad especially the dressing. I thoght the spinach was a little dry. I wish (and will probably make in the future) the spinach was mixed into the rest of the salad. - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Best Chicken salad ever....especially cause i dont like mayo....This was fantastic!!!! I boiled the chicken and then quick pan fried in a tblsp of olive oil with garlic powder, salt and pepper...it added a nice flavor to the already great ingredients. - 1/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband even liked this! We didn't have almonds (well, I burned them!), so I made brown rice with pecans in it. This was a great combination! - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yum. thank you. delicious. delicious. i think i am going to add fresh, chopped tomatoes. - 4/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I added leeks and doubled the red pepper. I had a rub for chicken I used on the chicken before I cooked it and that added flavor also. It is so low in calories and so much flavor. Thanks for the recipe. - 4/20/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had it for lunch one day on spinach and the next day inside half of a whole wheat pita. It was delicious both ways. I brought it to a friend of mine and she loved it too. - 3/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    loved it! Will make again and add grapes or raisins.
    A-plus for presentation. - 2/17/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe - love this one, but the calories are wrong - the chicken alone is about 125 calories per serving. - 4/25/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love recipes like this that are so adaptable to taste and what you have at hand. I skipped the asparagus, roasted a couple red bell peppers and threw them in, added cumin and cherry tomatoes, lime juice instead of lemon, a bit more cilantro and half Greek yogurt, half real mayo. Delicious, TY! - 3/4/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    really good.. i actually added 1/2 a chopped apple and some grated carrot. really tasty :0) - 1/18/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    not big on curry.. any suggestions on subsitutions - 10/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this today and decided that I like it. The curry flavor in the dressing is unique. I did add a teaspoon of sugar to the dressing since it was a little tart for my taste. I also added grapes and used leftover turkey that I had on hand instead of chicken. - 7/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy! Adding to my cookbook! BF is a bit leary of asparagus, but I think this will win him over! - 4/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, great for a cool summer dish. I do not like Cilantro however so I used fresh Basil instead....loved this. - 3/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used Hellmann's reduced fat mayo - 1/4 cup and tripled the curry. Also added seedless red grape halves. My wife and I thought it was of restaurant quality. Will definitely make again. - 3/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This salad is terrific. I was given a bag of Lime, Cilantro dressing so I used it instead of the yogurt and cilantro, I didn't have any fresh red pepper but, used roasted red pepper in a jar. The salad was all eaten up at first serving.

    I appreciate all the variations people include in reviews - 3/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I substituted cumin for the curry. Lime juice for the lemon. - 1/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY GOOD IN A PITA - 10/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty. I served sliced tomatoes and cantalope with whole wheat pretzels. Great meal. - 9/11/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love both asparagus, and chicken. I used the asparagus raw. I prefer it that way. - 8/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good - could do with bit more chicken, though! - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great with grapes and lots more curry! - 8/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Light and fresh tasting. I will definitely make it again! - 5/19/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Haven't made this yet as I am near my carb limit today already. HOW COULD THE CARBS BE REDUCED IN THIS?? Thanks. - 4/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has a wonderful variety of flavor!! Great as a lettuce wrap too! This will be one of my new favorites. - 1/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was the most delicious chicken salad I have had in a long time, and with all of the veggies included, I knew I was giving my family a great dinner! - 1/11/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was okay but I found the cilantro very overpowering, would leave that out and add lots of spices, found was quite bland. - 1/5/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe because i was able to use subsitutes left over from Christmas dinner; turkey;zucchini;& non-fat vanilla yogurt...Having for lunch - 12/29/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This salad was new and exciting! I opt for more spice and added raisins, severed in a blue baby shoe for a shower, It was a hit. thx. - 12/25/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good fresh, but tasted bitter when I ate the leftovers. If you are planning to eat it all at one meal, it is very good and different. - 7/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!! I made this with broccoli b/c I don't like asparagus. I will make this again and again. Next time I think I'll try a bit more cilantro and curry, to spice it up a bit. - 6/26/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added baby bella mushrooms and carrot shreds to this. - 4/14/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty, and the yogurt and curry together was great. I doubled the portions and served it as dinner and it was well received. - 2/11/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for the first time today - I think the next time I will dice things up a little smaller. I had to leave out the cilantro because I'm allergic, but I think it also needs salt. Would also be good with a few raisins for a sweet hit. - 7/10/07

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  • I love curry, and this definitely didn't disappoint!! Fast, easy and lots of flavor! - 3/24/14

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  • This salad was very good. I left out the cilantro and subbed in Parsley (personal preference!) I guess the trick to Spark Recipes is to never go by the picture. I think the asparagus is about the only ingredient that is in this photo! - 3/24/14

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  • This is really good. I on occasion like chopped walnuts on top or even tangerine sections on top. - 3/3/14

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  • I agree calorie counts are off. Other sources give about 150 cal per cup of diced chicken breast -- Sparkpeople per ingredient analysis has it at about 100. disappointing. and...photo does not show dressing - - 3/3/14

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  • The only ingredient I left out was the Cilantro. Then it was delicious! - 3/3/14

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  • The pic has tomatoes on it but they are not in the recipe??? I talso looks like it has tofu. If a pic is posted I wish it would truly reflect the recipe.
    - 3/3/14

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  • Superb salad. Could be served in a wrap as well for lunch. Definitely a keeper. - 3/15/13

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  • Didn't have the asparagus, but the rest was fantastic, and so good for you! So prefer this to using the chem-laden FF mayos - 5/14/12

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  • read the reviews before making. they added extras
    - 4/15/12

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  • Too much curry for my taste. Will make again with different seasonings in the yogurt. - 1/26/12

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  • Fantastic and filling. It's going in the "University" cookbook for my daughter as it's easy to make and easy on the calories too! - 9/3/11

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  • This is very good, especially for the nutrition content! WOW! You can have two servings and not feel bad! - 8/7/11

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  • A++ - 7/16/11

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  • Yummy! I added the golden raisins and served the cilantro on the side. - 6/15/11

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  • Very tasty first time eating asparagus. Definitely added to my P90X Cook Book - 4/27/11

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  • LOVE curried chicken salad!! One of my faves. - 12/13/10

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  • This was alright but I am not a fan of asparagus so in light of that, if you are, this is a great recipe to try. - 9/22/10

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  • This was really good! I ended up putting in a bit more lemon than recommended (the juice of one lemon) and it was quite good! My hubby was skeptical, until he tasted it. I love having a new way to serve spinach. Even my toddler ate everything! I also served plain couscous with this. Yummy!!!!! - 4/2/10

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  • goodf - 3/29/10

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  • sounds absolutely yummy! - 3/8/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounded good until I got to the curry,, cannot abide it,, could I sub another herb or spice? Otherwise it looks mouth-watering. - 3/6/10

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  • Very good. Was great with grapes! - 11/30/09

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  • This was absolutely delicious! - 9/27/09

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  • Really great, I made it on top of couscous so delicious. - 9/5/09

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  • This was wonderful!! I will definitely have it again. - 9/5/09

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  • Thanks for the recipe - 8/24/09

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  • really liked this one with the added fruit that was suggested - 8/23/09

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  • THIS SOUNDS DELICIOUS! GOING TO TRY IT TONIGHT! Pepper - 8/20/09

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  • Sounds Really yummy. I love chicken dishes. - 8/19/09

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  • great - 8/19/09

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  • This is dinner tonight!!! - 8/19/09

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  • I am not a fan of asparagus....is there a substitute I could use? - 8/19/09

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  • Replaced the curry powder with a little fresh garlic and this was fantastic! - 8/19/09

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  • delicious! - 8/19/09

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  • I've made this twice. It's really good. - 6/25/09

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  • This recipe is a keeper, will make again - 6/14/09

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  • This dish smells very good making and I was hopeful that would hold through to taste, but for me, it didn't hit the spot. - 6/13/09

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  • delicious will make again - 6/13/09

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  • Oh yum! And low calorie too? Sounds great and I can't wait to make this! - 6/13/09

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  • Sound good. - 6/13/09

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