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Keep it simple with this green apple chicken salad recipe

Keep it simple with this green apple chicken salad recipe
Green apple chicken salad (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Combine diced chicken with a little red onion, celery, currants and apple for a simple salad that has a nice crunch, great color and a wonderfully fresh combination of flavors. The green apple chicken salad from Lunch in Culver City is similar to a classic Waldorf, and it's just as easy to prepare.

LUNCH'S GREEN APPLE CHICKEN SALAD

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Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 4 to 6

Note: Adapted from Lunch.

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts, diced (a generous 2 cups)

2 small celery stalks, cut into small dice

1/2 red onion, cut into very small dice

1/2 green apple, cored and cut into medium dice

1/3 cup currants (raisins may be substituted)

Salt and pepper, if desired

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar and Dijon mustard to form a dressing.

2. To the bowl, add the chicken, celery, onion, apple and currants. Toss everything together, taste and adjust the seasoning if desired. Chill before serving. This makes about 1 quart chicken salad.

Each of 6 servings: 188 calories; 12 grams protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 11 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 163 mg sodium.

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