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Chicken Rice Salad

Brown Rice

Lean chicken breast and brown rice with lettuce and tomatoes seasoned with Italian herbs and black pepper create a hearty chicken rice salad.

Ingredients

4 cups lettuce
2 cups brown rice, cooked
2 cups chicken breast, skinless roasted
1 cored and diced tomato
1 cored and diced green pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons vinegar, flavored
Dash hot pepper sauce (optional)
Italian herb mix and black pepper to taste, (optional)

Directions

Toss all ingredients together in a large salad bowl.

Use personal taste preferences to determine the amounts of seasonings.

Serve immediately. This salad looks great when served on a large plate with a few of the seasonings sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 2 cups
Calories: 280; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1.5g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 65mg; Carbohydrates: 28g; Protein: 25g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g

Variation: Quick Italian Chicken and Rice

Combine in a large skillet: 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms, 1 clove minced garlic and 1-tablespoon olive oil; cook three minutes.

Add: 2 cans of (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano - do not drain - and three Boil-in-Bags rice prepared (use package directions). Cook 3 minutes on medium-high heat. Stir in cooked rice, 1-cup grated Parmesan cheese and 2-cups diced, cooked chicken; heat through.

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