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How much sodium is in deli honey mustard chicken salad?

The total sodium count can vary depending on how the chicken salad is prepared. To give you some idea, I found one deli honey mustard chicken salad that clocked in at a whopping 3,050 mg. The maximum recommended level of sodium is 2,300 mg per day. I found another that came in at 43 mg. I also uncovered a salad recipe for people with diabetes or anyone else counting carbohydrates; see below.

If you know the deli or store that makes the specific deli honey mustard chicken salad you are referencing, check their website for sodium counts.

1 cup cooked chicken breast, cubed
¾ cup seedless red grapes, halved
½ cup water chestnuts, chopped
½ teaspoon lemon peel, grated
dash pepper
¼ cup fat-free honey Dijon salad dressing
3 cups fresh baby spinach
¼ cup smoked Swiss cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely chopped

In a small bowl, combine chicken, grapes, water chestnuts, lemon peel and pepper. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Divide spinach between two plates; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts.

Servings two — per serving:
323 calories
11 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
67 mg cholesterol
473 mg sodium
29 g carbohydrate
3 g fiber
28 g protein
diabetes exchanges — 4 lean meats, 1-½ fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 fat

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