Fruity Fun Chicken Salad Cups

Fruity Fun Chicken Salad Cups
Makes: 6 Servings
Total Cost:
Prep time: 15 minutes

This chicken salad, served in cute lettuce cups, helps make summer fruits and vegetables fun to eat.


1 can all white meat chicken (10 oz)
1/2 cup strawberries (diced)
1/2 cup fresh spinach (chopped)
1/4 cup green onions (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
4 teaspoons yellow mustard
2 teaspoons dry oregano leaves (or dry dill weed)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 small Romaine or Bibb lettuce leaves (small)


1. Drain canned chicken.

2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, strawberries, spinach, and green onions.

3. In a small bowl mix together the sour cream, yellow mustard, oregano or dill, and black pepper.

4. Gently fold the dressing into the chicken mixture.

5. Measure 1/4 cup of chicken salad into each lettuce leaf.




  • Consider adding blueberries, diced peaches, or halved grapes for a fruitier chicken salad.
  • Instead of serving in lettuce cups, serve over 1 1/2 cups of leafy greens like torn or chopped Romaine lettuce and/or spinach to make it a salad.

Food Demonstration Samples: Offer 1/8 cup of chicken salad and 1/4 of a lettuce leaf in small cups. Provide a fork. Makes 24 samples.

Meal Pattern Contribution Statement:  2 lettuce cups provide 1.50 oz eq meat, 1/8 cup dark green vegetable and 1/8 cup other vegetable.



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