I really love chicken salad and I always have. However, I'm not the hugest fan of mayonnaise. I like it on turkey sandwiches and a few other places but thinking about it too much can easily make me do a bitter beer face in disgust. And on top of all of that, I know it's incredibly unhealthy. So thank you greek yogurt for eliminating the ick factor as well as amping up the protein for the meal. I know it may sound kinda weird but I really can't stress enough how much you won't notice the absence of mayo in this version.
- Rotisserie Chicken
- Red Onion
- Fresh Basil
- Crunchy red apples
- Raw Almonds
- Dried Cranberries
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Salt & Pepper to taste
As this is kind of a "throw all together and mix in one bowl" type of thing, I didn't put measurements because frankly, I didn't use them. Mix as little or as much as you want of each component. Here's how I put it altogether:
^Chopped, cut & diced all these bad boys.
^Dried cranberries are definitely a rare treat for me (I tend to avoid dried fruit due to added sugar).
^All that jalapeño makes for some mighty fine spice
^Rotisserie chicken, all the veggies & the gorgeous ruffage
^Throw the chicken, veggies into a bowl and mix around.
^Add the cranberries & chopped almonds.
^Squeeze lemon juice over the mixture.
^Top with Greek Yogurt and mix altogether. As this is not a measured out recipe, enact the safest policy: Start with a small amount of yogurt, mix and then see if you need to add a little more.
^Done!!! Just add some salt & pepper to taste. Again: I really, really promise, you won't even notice it's not mayonnaise.
^How I pack the salad for lunches: Chicken salad in to-go containers with Dave's Killer Thin-Sliced 60-cal Bread in saran wrap for easy assembly at the office.
|Breakfast: Rolled Oats, Greek Yogurt, Almonds & Berries w/ a hard-boiled egg |
|Snacks: Grapes, Apricot, Orange Slices & Broccoli Florets w/ Edamame.|