Total Antioxidant Capacity: 3,300. Prep: 25 minutes (plus 30 minutes for chilling); Cook: 25 minutes. Three different apple varieties and pecans pump up the antioxidants in this tasty salad.This is no ordinary chicken salad. Apples and celery are some of the best sources of fiber, and they add a satisfying crunch to the chicken. Cut out the fat even more with fat-free mayonnaise and sour cream. Substitute canned tuna for a variation on this healthy recipe.


Credit: Beatriz Dacosta

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4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in a small saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes. Drain, cool, and coarsely chop chicken.

  • Combine chicken, apples, celery, and pecans in bowl; toss gently to coat.

  • Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover; chill at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 5g; protein 24g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 68mg; iron 1mg; sodium 287mg; calcium 26mg.