Chicken and Rice Salad with Pine Nuts and Lemon Recipe

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Chicken and Rice Salad with Pine Nuts and Lemon
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  1. In a small frying pan, toast the pine nuts over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Or toast the pine nuts in a 350 oven for about 8 minutes.
  2. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the oil slowly, whisking.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the peas; cook until just barely tender, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or a strainer, transfer to a large bowl. Add the rice to the water and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, return to the pot, and cover to keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, bring 1/4 inch of water to a simmer over moderately high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer, turning once, until cooked through, about 12 minutes. Remove the chicken, let cool slightly, and then cut into approximately 1/2-inch chunks.
  5. Add the pine nuts, rice, chicken, raisins, scallions, parsley, lemon zest, and dressing to the large bowl and stir gently to mix.
  6. Wine Recommendation: The ingredients may call to mind the Mediterranean, but this salad will really sing with a dry riesling from Alsace in northern France. The wine's cleansing acidity and delicate taste of citrus and peach will both mirror and contrast the flavors and textures here perfectly.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 379.45 Kcal (1589 kJ)
Calories from fat 155.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.29g 27%
Cholesterol 88.97mg 30%
Sodium 578.09mg 24%
Potassium 646.12mg 14%
Total Carbs 22.81g 8%
Sugars 11.79g 47%
Dietary Fiber 5.06g 20%
Protein 35.73g 71%
Vitamin C 25.1mg 42%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 44.5mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123.31 Kcal (516 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.62g 27%
Cholesterol 28.91mg 30%
Sodium 187.87mg 24%
Potassium 209.98mg 14%
Total Carbs 7.41g 8%
Sugars 3.83g 47%
Dietary Fiber 1.64g 20%
Protein 11.61g 71%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 42%
Iron 0.6mg 11%
Calcium 14.5mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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