Asparagus - Chicken Salad

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

1 pound fresh asparagus
3 cups torn iceberg lettuce
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 cup slivered almonds -- toasted
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons raisins
1 medium unpeeled red delicious apple -- cut in pieces
1 bunch lettuce leaves -- (optional)
---creamy blue cheese dressing---
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
 

Preparation / Directions:

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales with a knife or vegetable peeled, if desired. Arrange asparagus in a vegetable steamer over boiling water; cover and steam 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp tender. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cut asparagus into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Combine asparagus, torn lettuce, and next 5 ingredients; toss gently. Spoon mixture into a lettuce-lined bowl, if desired. Serve with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing. Garnish, if desired. Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Makes 1 cup.

 

Nutritional Information:

225 Calories (kcal); 17g Total Fat; (61% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 25mg Cholesterol; 147mg Sodium


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