Sometimes a food can get stuck in my head and stay they until I go out of my way to eat it. Today at lunch I watched as 3 people ordered chicken salad on croissants and the desire to eat chicken salad grew in my mind. It wasn’t a planned meal for the week but I knew it was exactly what I wanted for dinner tonight.
With that in mind I set about making a healthier version complete that wouldn’t make me feel like I just ingested 400 calories of mayonnaise.
Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients:
- 2 cooked chicken breasts
- 1/2 single serving Greek yogurt container (around 75 g)
- 4 tbsp light mayo
- 5 green grapes, chopped
- 5 red grapes, chopped
- 1/8 cup green onion, chopped
- 1/8 cup cashews, chopped
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
Chicken Salad Recipe Directions:
- Shred chicken if it’s not already shredded.
- Chop grapes, green onions, and cashews.
- Add greek yogurt, light mayo, salt and pepper.
- Mix it all together! Mix until it is all evenly coated.
When making chicken salad or similar dishes, I tend to keep things chunky so my chicken isn’t super shredded and the chopped items are roughly chopped. I love foods with varying textures so this helps to keep things from becoming complete mush. The addition of chopped cashews also helps by adding a nice crunch.
We ate some of the chicken salad tonight on little Hawaiian rolls because chicken salad sliders are the best idea in the world. If I have the option to make a mini version of food then it’s going to happen.
Mini food > regular food.
Sliders > sandwiches.
Yum, yum, yum!!
This completely hit the spot for dinner after wanting chicken salad all day, but it was way less calorific than what I could have ordered in a restaurant. Using light mayo and adding in greek yogurt didn’t compromise the flavor but it gave it better nutritional stats. Plus it made a ton of servings so I’ll have some for later in the week – win, win, win, win!!
I’ve claimed chicken salad as my favorite sandwich before, and this totally reminded me of why I love it. Whether it’s with grapes and cashews or pecans and apples, it’s always so delicious!