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Touch of Mint Chicken Salad

No recipe image available.A unique and tasty chicken salad tossed with a refreshing, sweet mint-yogurt dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 skinless, boneless broiler-fryer chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped apple
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, sliced, drained
Yogurt-Mint Dressing (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small bowl, mix together lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper, reserve 1/2 of the marinade.
  2. Pour remaining 1/2 of the marinade over chicken breast strips and marinate 30 minutes.
  3. Drain strips well; discard used marinade.
  4. Place olive oil in nonstick frypan and heat to medium temperature. Add chicken and cook, turning, about 7 minutes or until brown on both sides. Place cooked chicken in large bowl.
  5. Add reserved marinade to frypan and heat about 2 minutes, scraping drippings from pan; pour over chicken strips. Add apple, water chestnuts and Yogurt-Mint Dressing, mixing well. Chill thoroughly.
  6. Serve on lettuce garnished with fresh mint and toasted slivers of almond.

Makes 6 servings.

Yogurt-Mint Dressing: Place about 10 after-dinner buttermints in food processor or blender. Blend until almost powder (should be about 2 tablespoons). Stir ground buttermints into 8-ounce carton yogurt and add 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seed and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, mixing well.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.