Skinny on chicken salads

James Carrier
Low in fat, high in flavor


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Some chicken salads drip with rich, creamy dressing ― and weigh in with the expected number of calories from fat. Others boast virtuously lean figures but lack taste. Here are two that strike a balance. We start by grilling the leanest part of the bird, the breast (if time is short, you can purchase grilled chicken breast strips), then layer on flavor with a low-fat dairy product or olive oil, vinegar, fruit, and fresh herbs.

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