Canned Chicken

Chicken Salad
  • Canned poultry is comparable to its fresh-cooked counterparts in nutritional value.
  • Protein is not lost during the canning process.
  • Canned chicken is a quick, affordable and easy way to serve protein in a meal.
  • Canned chicken is low in fat and calories.

Quick Tips for Using Canned Chicken

  • Combine canned chicken, chopped celery, light mayonnaise (and whatever other ingredients you like - hard-boiled egg, grapes, canned mandarin oranges) for a quick and easy chicken salad.
  • Substitute canned chicken for cooked chicken in dips and other dishes.  No cooking or cutting the chicken necessary.
  • Top salads with canned chicken for added protein.

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