Chicken salad terrific to eat in summer



Jane Kreissle of Keene, N.H., was looking for a recipe for Hawaiian chicken that she used frequently in the 1960s and '70s. Marlene Hutton of St. Augustine, Fla., sent in a recipe given to her by her mother when she was first married, 50 years ago.

She says she still prepares it quite often and it always receives raves. This is a perfect summer recipe because you can use the store-bought packaged chicken or even cut up a rotisserie chicken so that you never have to turn on your oven.

With the prepared chicken, this salad is a snap to make and the pineapple - I used fresh - gives it a nice tropical flavor. This time of year, it works well for lunch or dinner.


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The nutrition analyses accompanying recipes in today's Taste section were calculated by registered dietitian Jodie Shield, except where noted.

Hawaiian Chicken Salad

Serves 4

2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped

one 14-ounce can diced pineapple, drained

1 cup celery, chopped

2 tablespoons salad oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise to mix

lettuce leaves

1/4 cup sliced almonds (sauteed in a little butter and drained on a paper towel)

Mix chicken, pineapple and celery together. Add salad oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and marinate for 1 hour. Then mix in mayonnaise to taste. Serve in a bowl lined with lettuce leaves and sprinkle with almonds.

Per serving: 331 calories, 29 grams protein, 16 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 18 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 76 milligrams cholesterol, 254 milligrams sodium

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