Looking to trim calories in your chicken salad? Cut back on high-calorie sour cream.
Looking to trim calories in your chicken salad? Cut back on high-calorie sour cream. Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio, offers a Lite Sour Cream that has all the taste with the benefit of reduced fat and carbs.
The company suggests using it for Tarragon Chicken Salad. The blend of chicken, mayo, sour cream, and veggies is tasty on bread, croissants or even nut breads. For a lighter option, stuff it into a beefsteak tomato, serving on lettuce with a garnish of fresh fruit, or spoon onto crackers for an appetizer.
Tarragon Chicken Salad
Cut or shred chicken into bite-size pieces to equal about four cups. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, celery, green onions, tarragon and seasoned salt.
Fold in chicken. Refrigerate in a covered container for several hours before serving.
Options: Garnish with or add slivered almonds, water chestnuts, dried berries or fresh grapes. Yields about 4 cups (6 servings).
Nutritional analysis: Per 3/4 Cup serving: 310 calories; 18 g. fat (52.6 percent calories from fat); 36 g. protein; 1 g. carbohydrate; trace dietary fiber; 94 mg. cholesterol; 331 mg. sodium