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Oriental Chicken and Spinach Salad

No recipe image available.An easy to make Oriental dressing adds flavor appeal to a colorful blend of spinach, chicken, mandarin oranges and almonds.

Recipe Ingredients:

Dressing:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon grated ginger root

Salad:
1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup toasted slivered almond

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Dressing: Whisk all ingredients until combined. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
  2. For Salad: Gently toss all ingredients in large salad bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 2 1/4 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 227, protein 16 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 15 g, cholesterol 36 mg, sodium 179 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.