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Chicken Salad with Walnuts

Servings: 12
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 35 minutes


  • 5 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup non-fat sour cream
  • ¾ cup non-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 celery ribs, cut into small dice
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh tarragon
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • extra tarragon for garnish


  1. Poach the chicken breasts in simmering broth until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, and cut (or shred) into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, and vinegar.
  3. Combine the chicken and dressing. (Can be made ahead and refrigerated to this point one day in advance.)
  4. Before serving, add the celery, walnuts, tarragon, salt, and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information


Per 1/2-cup serving:271 calories (19% calories from fat), 46 g protein, 6 g total fat (0.9 g saturated fat), 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 111 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:6 very lean protein, 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch)


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Liked this a lot, adn it didn't take 20 minutes to make like the recipe said. It was quicker.
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