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Crunchy Chicken Radish Salad Recipe: Healthy Weight Watchers Diet

Updated on February 24, 2014

Delicious and Healthy Chicken Salad!

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Are You Watching Your Weight? Trying to Loose a Few Pounds?

Adding Healthy Fresh Radishes to your diet is a great idea since radishes are are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium.

If you are on a Diet, Watching your Weight or you just want to Start Eating Healthy, this is a great recipe that is Big on Taste but Low in Fat!

Radishes are also a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, and calcium.

Grilled Chicken Breast is a light and healthy meat that is packed with protein.

This recipe is Healthy, Delicious and Filling!

If you are following a Weight Watchers Diet Plan, this Recipe Has a Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value of: 6

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4 Servings

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 Servings
Calories 224
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 5 g2%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 23 g46%
Cholesterol 57 mg19%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
  • 3 Tablespoons Red-Wine Vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Bunch (1/2 lbs) Fresh Radishes, Trim and Slice
  • 2 Cups Chicken Breast, Cook and Shred
  • 1/2 Cucumber Fresh Cucumber, Peeled and Slice Thinly
  • 1 Celery Stalk Fresh Celery Stalk, Slice Thinly
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil, Slice Thinly
  • 3 Tablespoons Red Onion, Chopped Finely
  • 2 Cups Baby Salad Greens

Fresh and Healthy Radish!

Chef's Tip: Don't throw away the leaves! You can use them by adding them to your favorite salad! They are similar in taste to Watercress but a little more "mustardy". You can also cook them which gives them a taste similar to a mild Arugula.
Chef's Tip: Don't throw away the leaves! You can use them by adding them to your favorite salad! They are similar in taste to Watercress but a little more "mustardy". You can also cook them which gives them a taste similar to a mild Arugula. | Source

Rate This Crunchy Chicken Salad Recipe!

5 stars from 3 ratings of Crunchy Chicken Salad With Radishes

Crunchy Chicken Salad with Radishes Recipe Instructions

  1. Heat a Small Skillet over Medium-Low Heat
  2. Add 3 Tbsp. of Pine Nuts and cook. Shake skillet frequently until Pine Nuts are Browned (about 5 minutes)
  3. Transfer the Browned Pine Nuts to a Plate and allow to cool completely.
  4. Whisk 3 Tbsp. Red-Wine Vinegar, 4 tsp. Olive Oil, 1/4 tsp. Salt, and 1/4 tsp Black Pepper in a Large Bowl.
  5. Add 1 Bunch (1/2 lb.) Trimmed and Sliced Radishes, 2 Cups of Cooked and Shredded Chicken Breast, and 1/2 Thinly Sliced Cucumber, 1 Thinly Sliced Celery Stalk, 1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Fresh Basil, 3 Tablespoons of Finely Chopped Red Onion. Add the Cooled Pine Nuts and Toss to Mix.
  6. Add 2 Cups of Baby Salad Greens, Toss and Serve!

Eat Healthy and Live Longer!

If you want to be Strong, Healthy and Fit, you will most likely Live Longer!

Proper Exercise and Watching what you Eat is an important part of maintaining physical health. When you eat and sleep right you will also benefit and you will have a Balanced Immune System and a Healthy Body and Mind.

Your Health is your Most Important Asset in Life.

Without your health you can not work or earn income. Your medical expenses will add up and if you die young, your family will be without you, and you will have missed out on the best years of your life!

Quick Tips for Staying Healthy:

  • Don't Smoke or Hang In Smoke Filled Environments.
  • Exercise Regularly but Don't Overdue It!
  • Take a Daily Multivitamin* (Consult your doctor)
  • Get at Least 8 Hours of Straight Sleep per night.
  • Don't Intake a Lot of Caffeine!
  • Reduce Stress...
  • Meditate, Do Yoga or other Proactive Mind-Body Exercises
  • Eat a Healthy Balanced Diet
  • Stretch Several Times per Day
  • Choose the Stairs instead of the Elevator!
  • Drink Plenty of Water.
  • Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks (some fruit juices have a lot of sugar!)
  • Read Nutrition Labels!
  • Many people ruin their diet because of one bad ingredient such as too much sugar, salt or fat and cholesterol in a single food item.
  • Plan your Shopping List; Only Get What You Need!
  • Don't Shop when you are Hungry; Your Brain will tell you to get Fatty and Sugary Foods.
  • Don't settle for Quick Snack Fixes! Create a Healthy and Nutritious Meal!
  • Eat to Be Full, Not to Be Happy!
  • Many people eat for pleasure; you should eat to Live!
  • Eat Slowly...your Mind will catch up with your Stomach!
  • Eat Several Small and Healthy Portions per day.
  • Avoid too much Starch.
  • Empty Calories Build Fatty Deposits! (this includes high calorie beer and sugary mixed drinks!)
  • Watch Your Snacking Between Meals!
  • Snack Healthy; Choose Fruit and Vegetables
  • Visit Your Doctor at least Once Per Year for a Checkup*
  • Listen to His or Her Advice!

If you take control of your life and make good decisions, you will benefit by enjoying your life with less stress and anxiety. Always think twice before making an eating choice. Eat Healthy, Live Long, Love Life!

If Your Conscience is Telling You No, Listen to It!

Eat Healthy!

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    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @unknown spy: Glad you like this recipe and I hope that you enjoy it! Come back and let me know what you think after trying it! Thanks for your comment!

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Victoria Lynn: Hello Victoria! Nice to see you! I hope you enjoy this recipe. I appreciate your comment and votes! Have a great and safe summer!

      JSMatthew~

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      fresh radish is one of my favorite salad recipe. plus the chicken..oohhhh this is gonna be good!!

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This looks great--refreshing and healthy for summer. Thanks! Saving this one! Voted up among others.

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks Sueswan! I hope you enjoy this recipe! I appreciate you stopping by and for voting! It is always nice to hear from you!

      JSMatthew~

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Whether one is on a diet or not this salad sounds like a winner.

      Voted up and awesome.

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @rahul0324: Radish is healthy and a great addition to foods and recipes like this one! I appreciate your comment! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @emilybee: Fresh, Homemade Chicken Salads are the best! It doesn't get better than that! I hope you come back and tell me what you think after you try this! Don't forget to rate this recipe above! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Anamika S: Thanks! I hope you enjoy this and I appreciate you stopping by! It is always nice to hear from you!

      JSMatthew~

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      This is a wonderful recipe... keen on the health part and I am sure brilliant on the taste... I have always liked Radish in my salads

      Great hub

    • emilybee profile image

      emilybee 

      6 years ago

      I'm so picky when it comes to chicken salad but this recipe looks great. The supermarket chicken salads are not usually very good, I'll try this one for sure!

    • Anamika S profile image

      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I am all for eating healthy. And a Crunchy Chicken Salad sounds interesting and yummy. Awesome Hub, voted up!

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @B. A. Williams: I am glad the photo caught your eye! This really is a delicious and healthy recipe. This one is Diet Friendly! I appreciate your comment!

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks sgbrown! I never knew you could supplement Mayo with Low Fat Ranch Dressing. I often eat low fat dressings with regular garden salads but never considered using them in place of Mayo for other kinds of salads. I appreciate your comment and votes! You have a wonderful day too! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

    • B. A. Williams profile image

      B. A. Williams 

      6 years ago from USA

      The picture caught my eye and the ingredients look delicious, great recipe..love healthy food like this.

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This recipe sounds awesome! I love chicken in salads and this sounds very healthy. I haven't eaten radishes since I was a kid, I may have to give them another try. By the way, I use low fat Ranch Dressing instead of Mayo in most of my recipes that call for mayo. You listed some really good information in your hub. Voted up and useful! Have a wonderful day!

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi snowdrops! It took me a while to get used to radish but now I find it very delicious when prepared creatively. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it!

      JSMatthew~

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      snowdrops 

      6 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Great recipe! i love radish, fresh and raw.

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Suzie HQ! It is hard to find chicken salad recipes without the mayo. This one is very tasty! I hope you come back and let me know what you think after you try this. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Lovely recipe! Sounds gorgeous and tasty! I love mayonaise too and it is good to see an alternative in this! Look forward to trying it!

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @ElleBee: I have to admit, I Prefer Mayonnaise Salads (tuna, egg and chicken) but they aren't helping my waist-line, only my "Waste-Line"!

      I have to cut back and this is a tasty recipe where mayo is a stranger! I am glad that you like this and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. Stay Healthy...

      JSMatthew~

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Angela Brummer: Go for it! You have nothing to loose...well, except for a few pounds maybe! I am glad that you like this recipe. Please come back and let me know what you think when you try it!

      JSMatthew~

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      ElleBee 

      6 years ago

      I HATE salads made with mayonaise, so I'm happy to see a healthy salad made with other ingredients.

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Maybe I will start that diet after all this looks delightful!

    • J.S.Matthew profile imageAUTHOR

      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks John! Always nice to hear from you! This is very light and you can even make a sandwich out of it (of course you want to use whole wheat bread and Hold the Mayo!) I even considered using Turkey instead of Chicken but I haven't researched the Nutritional Value yet. I suppose this could accompany a very light soup as well in the colder months. I'll have to look into a good pairing. Thanks for stopping by John. I do appreciate your comments!

      JSMatthew~

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      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi JS Matthews, and what a great hub this one is. This looks great and healthy for a summer type lunch. Great and useful hub - voted as such

      John

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