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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 204.9
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.2 mg
  • Sodium: 602.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 23.1 g

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The 3 C's-Crunchy Carolina Chicken Salad "Unchained Recipe Contest"

Submitted by: MEYLOSE
The 3 C's-Crunchy Carolina Chicken Salad

Introduction

This is a makeover of Ruby Tuesdays Carolina Chicken Salad, with a calorie intake at over 1,000, is no way for any American to eat, there has to be a better way.
I chose to add flavorful, healthier ingredients to pack this "3C Salad" with character, class, and crunch. 3C Salad is quickly becoming a family favorite for lunch.
This is a makeover of Ruby Tuesdays Carolina Chicken Salad, with a calorie intake at over 1,000, is no way for any American to eat, there has to be a better way.
I chose to add flavorful, healthier ingredients to pack this "3C Salad" with character, class, and crunch. 3C Salad is quickly becoming a family favorite for lunch.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 bag Mixed Salad Greens
    1 cup Fresh Spinach
    2 packages Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips
    2 cups Tomatoes diced
    2 tbsp Sunkist Almond Accents Ranch Style
    3/4 cup Low Fat Shredded Cheese
    8 slices Applewood Bacon
    1 small Tangerine, sectioned (cut into smaller pieces if necessary)

    Salad dressing as desired.
    Serves 6 nicely, orginally made to serve 5 but realized it has very difficult to split the recipe for smaller families.


Directions

Tear into smaller pieces and toss together the Mixed Salad Greens and Spinach.
Add Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips
Top with diced tomatoes.
Sprinkle salad with almonds, cheese and bacon
Place tangerine sections on top.
Serve with dressing of choice on the side.

If you want a warm sensational salad you can microwave your chicken strips before putting them on the salad. (DO NOT MICROWAVE chicken in the package).

The dressing on the side in the picture is Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Italian Dressing with Parmesan.

Serves 6

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEYLOSE.






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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounded pretty promising, til I ready you have to add salad dressing, which would increase the sodium count even higher. Perhaps if I cut the bacon way back I could make it work for my family. - 11/4/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/5/09)
    Thank you Shutrbug for checking out The 3 C's-Crunchy Carolina Chicken Salad Recipe. It is wonderful by itself, it is how I perfer it, but realized some people feel a salad is not complete with a dressing, that is why I said dressing on the side.


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds awesome. The variety of flavors makes it pleasing to beth mouth and eyes. U get my vote!! - 11/4/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/5/09)
    Thank you Kelli. My family loves it.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks and sounds great! We don't have a Ruby Tuesday in our little town, so I haven't eaten it, but I plan to make this one! - 11/3/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/5/09)
    Thank you for commeninting on The 3 C's-Crunchy Carolina Chicken Salad, after you have prepared it, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.


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  • I can't wait to try this one for my evening meal TONIGHT.
    Thank you - 12/14/10

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  • This sounds like a great dish. I am just going to change it up. I am going to cook my own chicken and I will have less sodium. I am also not going to put the ranch style dressing. - 7/24/10

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  • Will definitely make this salad tonight, my family eats salad 4 times a week. - 4/26/10

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  • loox great!! n im sure its Way healthier than ruby tuesdays! thats for sure...lo-carb, hi-protein! not too many calories, or fat or...well just loox great all-around!! thanx for postin! - 11/11/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    Thank you for commenting the recipe, enjoy it and your day


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  • I love the Ruby Tuesday version, but the calories are "over the top". I will definitely try this, it is one of my favorites. - 11/10/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    Thank you for commenting on the recipe, the tangerine sections add a little more citus flavor that Ruby Tuesdays doesn't have, but adds so mcuh to this dish, I couldn't resist.


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  • I love 3'C salad made this way. It sounds scrumptous. I also have a 3'C and onion vegetable dish to go with it sometime. - 11/10/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    Hope, you will have to share the onion vegetable dish with me really soon. Enjoy!!!!!!!!


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  • yum! - 11/10/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    Thank you for commenting on the recipe. My family loves it no matter what day I make it.


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  • I will definately use this for my next Ladies Lunch. They will all want the recipe. - 11/10/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    Thank you for your comments, enjoy and hope your Ladies Lunch goes well.


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  • WOW what a make over -- this is going in my file to try ASAP
    - 11/9/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    let me know when you make it.


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  • definately a must make for our house - 11/9/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/11/09)
    ENJOY and make it often


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  • wonderful salad, YUMMMMMMM - 11/9/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/9/09)
    Thank you my family likes it.


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  • It sounds pretty yummy to me as a meal. I would just have to do some planning for the sodium. Other then that, I think it's definitely worth a try. - 11/9/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/9/09)
    When you try it let me know, thanks.


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  • LOVE it, Incredible, uses things i have at home on a reguar basis, and applewood bacon yumyum - 11/6/09

    Reply from MEYLOSE (11/6/09)
    Glad to hear you liked it so much, Thank U!!!


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