Healthy Chicken Salad

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PC Isaac Leigh

Recently I’ve been getting phone calls requesting this recipe.  Problem is I sorta wing it and make it different every time, so I had to make it again and pay attention to amounts.  Its super versatile so feel free to make it with whatever you have on hand.  A perfect summer dinner or weekend picnic meal.  Have fun with it!

 

4 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, or diced grilled chicken

Optional additions to chicken:

     1 cup halved grapes

½ cup diced onion

½ cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced red bell peppers

½ cup diced or grated carrots

½ cup diced or grated cucumber

1 diced avocado

½ cup chopped almonds, cashews  or pecans

¼ cup pumpkin or sesame seeds

1 cup cooked quinoa

Dressing:

½ cup mayo

½ yogurt (or skip mayo and use 1 full cup of yogurt)

2 tbsp lemon juice

Optional flavorings for the dressing:

½ bunch of minced cilantro, or

1 tsp dill or

1-2 tsp curry powder or

1-2 tsp any Indian curry paste  (my favorite)

Directions:

-Mix chicken and all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

-Mix dressing ingredients in small bowl and add to above salad ingredients

-Serve on buns or as wraps or lettuce wraps.  Or add lots of quinoa and make it a main dish.  Or add 1-2 cups of shredded  lettuce and make it a crunchy salad.

 

 


One thought on “Healthy Chicken Salad

  1. Hi ya’ all,

    It’s been awhile, look like ya’ all r having lots of fun in the sun. Tell Isaac I will try the Healthy chicken salad, looks delish.

    I need ur guys address again.

    Take care n hugs n love to u all.

    [http://gfx2.hotmail.com/mail/w4/pr01/ltr/emoticons/rose_wilted.gif]Edna Ruth Syfko[http://gfx2.hotmail.com/mail/w4/pr01/ltr/emoticons/rose_wilted.gif] [http://gfx2.hotmail.com/mail/w4/pr01/ltr/emoticons/sun.gif]”This is the Day the Lord hath made let us rejoice & Be Glad in it”[http://gfx2.hotmail.com/mail/w4/pr01/ltr/emoticons/sun.gif]

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