A Real Chicken Salad

Our version of Chicken Salad in today’s Health-e-Recipe is fresher and healthier than the bland, high-fat sandwich filling that usually comes to mind. Using home-cooked chicken breast meat AICR’s version adds cholesterol-lowering olive oil (a source of antioxidants), plus lemon juice, oregano (one of the highest-phytochemical herbs) and capers — another source of healthful compounds.

With tomatoes, olives and green beans, this Mediterranean-style chicken salad is served on a bed of crisp Romaine lettuce and topped with parsley. It’s a delicious springtime lunch dish you’ll want to make again and again — especially if you’re looking for alternatives to red meat and packaged, processed lunchmeats that are associated with higher colon and bladder cancer risk.

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