According to many studies Chicken Walnut Salad may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer as well. Cup of walnuts, provides more than 100% of the daily recommended value of omega-3 fats, along with high manganese, copper and biotin. Additionally, walnuts may help with weight control and for health brain.
Nutritional Facts – Chicken Salad
Chicken is high in protein, but is low in sodium and is a good source for blood building vitamin B6. Plus, chicken including niacin and selenium.
Celery and Onions add many nutritional benefits to Chicken Walnut Salad such as; provide dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6, C and potassium.
Fruits and Nut many chicken salad recipes add sliced apples, orange or grapes and walnut or almonds. Nuts are cholesterol free and full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. Fruits add additional sugar, fiber, and vitamin C.
As I mentioned before there are plenty of types to add nutritional benefits to chicken salad. But if you want to reduce the cholesterol of chicken in the recipe, increase the amount of vegetables. Use also Mustard instead of Mayo to lower calories and fat. In addition to you can add shredded carrots, beans sprouted and other for extra health.
- 200g cooked chicken breast, cut into cubes (grilled or fried)
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 1 green apple, cut cubes and seedless
- Salt and pepper
- Mix mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
- Add cooked chicken, walnut, bell peppers, celery and green apple.
- Mix together.