Ferris Wheel Chicken Salad

10 mins (prep 10)
12 ingredients
6 servings
From my State Fair of Texas Prize winning recipes cookbook, September 1990. I'm a simple person. I only go to the State Fair to tour food hall exhibits, drink warm beer & eat funnel cake. Then I'm through. DH, on the other hand, likes to experience life extremely from atop large whirly things. He shamed me ( had the nerve to call me chicken!) into riding the tallest Ferris Wheel in North America, the 212 foot Texas Star. After standing in line for 3 days, we boarded the monster along with his brother & wife. And off we go. WHEEEEEE ... After 1/4 revolution (maybe less), I hit my panic quotient. Rather than making a screaming scene, I casually slipped down to the floor of the car, curled into the fetal position & perused my newly acquired cookbook; a real feat with closed eyes. Every now & again, I might have moaned softly but I'm sure they all thought I was really into some great sounding recipe; not afraid or anything. During the 2 weeks we spent suspended at the top awaiting our turn to disembark, I was enticed by "Oh, look at that view". Snakelike, I slithered up on the seat, saw Las Vegas & promptly swooned back to the floor where I rationally inserted SIL's ankle into my mouth as a bite block just in case I went into convulsions. (It might have been downtown Dallas that I saw but I'm pretty sure it was LV because I think I saw the sun glint off Wayne Newton's teeth.) I'm quite positive that no one was the slightest bit suspicious when, at ground level once again, I was pulled from the car & carried off fireman style. Bet he never calls me chicken again! I showed him the strong stuff I'm made of!

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Serving Size (78.09 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 144.36 Calories from Fat 105.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.67g 107.71%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 51.01%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.05mg 2.1%
Sodium 194.64mg 48.66%
Total Carbohydrate 9.12g 18.23%
Dietary Fiber 2.01 g 48.18%
Sugars 2.78 g %
Protein 2.8g 33.59%
Vitamin A 811.83IU% Vitamin C 63.21mg%
Calcium 128.66mg% Iron 4.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground cumin, cooked chicken breasts, ripe avocados