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Feel-Good Chicken, Cannellini Bean, and Artichoke Salad

Feel-Good Chicken, Cannellini Bean, and Artichoke Salad Photo: Andrew McCaul; Stylist: Alistair Turnbull/Pat Bates & Associates

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 12 ounces skinless boneless chicken breast, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6-ounce) jar water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 4 butterhead lettuce leaves
  • Garnish: 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Preparation


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add onion to pan; cook until soft (4-5 minutes). Add garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes. Add chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to pan; sauté until cooked through (3-4 minutes). Transfer to a plate to cool. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoonpepper in a large bowl; whisk well. Add cannellini beans, artichoke hearts, and chicken mixture to bowl, stirring to combine. Chill 1 hour. Place chicken salad evenly into butterhead lettuce leaves; garnish with 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill.


  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup chicken salad and 1 lettuce leaf)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 308
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 24g
Carbohydrate per serving: 23g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 51mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 502mg
Calcium per serving: 61mg

Good to Know

Since cannellini beans and antioxidant-packed artichokes are both rich in fiber, this salad can be a filling meal.

 

Ingrid Hoffmann