Do you want a lighter chicken salad? Replace all the fat in the mayo with something else? Here’s a good try….plain nonfat greek yogurt mixed with fresh lemon juice. It’s great! I never knew you could do that and it’d taste the same as mayo! How interesting, so now you get to cut out the fat of the mayo and add the protein from the greek yogurt! This idea came to me as I was trying to think of something to make to eat for lunch every day while we are on vacation. Nothing is better than when you’ve been spending the morning at the beach or the pool, even just working out, and you come in and get to fix a quick cool sandwich to fill your belly until dinner time. We’re the type people who like to cook our own breakfast and lunch while traveling so we can enjoy ourselves at dinner somewhere out! Give this a try, I hope you like it!
2 – 12 oz can of Tyson white chuck chicken, shredded (I did this to cut down prep time than having to cook chicken. You can boil or grill chicken breasts, then shred them)
4 heaping tablespoons of plain nonfat greek yogurt
2 green onions, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 boiled eggs
1/4 cup chopped green grapes (or you can use red grapes, green was all I had)
2 tablespoons dill relish
1 large lemon
sea salt and pepper
First thing to do is boil the eggs. Place the two eggs in a pot, cover with water, let come to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes, then add ice to the pot to cool them. Place the shredded chicken in large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt and juice of one lemon and let sit until you are ready to add it at the end. While your eggs are boiling and cooling, you will have to time to chop the remaining ingredients and add them to the chicken. When the eggs have cooled, chop them and add to the chicken mixture. Once you’ve added all the ingredients, including the chopped eggs, sprinkle with salt and pepper, probably about 1/2 tsp of each or add more for your taste. Chill in the fridge for a few hours, serve on bread or triscuit crackers. Now, personally, I prefer to have mine on toasted whole grain bread with lettuce or spinach. You can add more yogurt to the mix as you wish, depending on how creamy you want it. Some people like to add chopped apple, walnuts or sunflower seeds to their chicken salad, which is great, too! It all depends on your tastes and your picky eaters! Like my hubby, he’s not a big apple or walnut in his chicken salad fan :)
What’s your favorite chicken salad recipe?