Lemon and Date Chicken Salad

Dates and cinnamon are a sweet contrast to tangy lemon and green onion in this pleasantly different chicken salad.


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Chopped Dates
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped, toasted cashews
  • or peanuts (optional)
  • Directions:

    COMBINE lemon juice, olive oil, green onion, cilantro or parsley, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
    STIR in chicken, dates, celery and cashews.
    COVER and refrigerate 1 hour before serving to blend flavors.
    SERVE as an entree salad, in a tortilla wrap, in a sandwich, or as a pocket bread filling.

    Makes 4 servings

    Nutrients per Serving: Calories 370; Protein 28g; Fat 19g (Sat. Fat 4g); Carbohydrate 21g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 80mg; Sodium 240mg