A Healthier Twist On a Traditional Favorite: Chicken Salad
In my quest to find a cleaner alternative to this refreshing favorite of mine, I found a bunch of recipes on Pinterest using Greek yogurt in replace of mayo and I thought, "what the heck, just try it!" I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised.
The recipe below is a cross adaptation from Fits Simple & Fixate Cookbook recipes.
-3 cups of rotisserie chicken, shredded (you can also use 3-4 cooked chicken tenderloins or 2 cooked chicken breasts, also shredded).
-1/3 c of Plain Greek yogurt ( I use 0% Fage).
-1/2 small green or red apple (I used red, cut into chunks)
-1/2 cup seedless red grapes
-1/3 cup of sliced almonds
-1 tsp pepper
-2 tsp lemon juice
- optional: Himalayan salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, mixing well. Refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours.
Serve in 1 1/4 serving sizes over 1 cup of romaine lettuce, half of whole wheat bun or 1 slice of whole wheat bread or pita pocket.
1.5 red- chicken and yogurt
1 green if opting for lettuce
1 yellow if opting for bun, bread or pita
.5 purple- apple and grapes
.5 blue- sliced almonds
1 tsp- oil for grilling chicken
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.