Creamy Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad.  Whether it is fruity with pineapple or grapes. Or maybe it is traditional with a little bit of pickles.  But one of the main ingredients (mayonnaise) of this go-to lunch item is not the healthiest option.

I was so excited when looking through Fixate and found there was a 21 Day Fix approved Chicken Salad Recipe.  And it is DELICIOUS!   You can serve it on a bed of mixed greens, in a whole wheat tortilla or on a piece of whole wheat toast.  Or just eat it like it is!

Creamy Chicken Salad

 Ingredients:
  • 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken breast (boneless / skinless)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green apple
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 cup Honey Mustard Dressing (see below)
  • 8 cups shredded romaine lettuce
Directions:
  • Combine chicken, apple, grapes, almonds, green onions, tarragon, and Honey Mustard Salad Dressing in a large bowl.  Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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  • Serve 1 1/4 cup Creamy Chicken Salad over 2 cups of romaine lettuce per serving.   
Honey Mustard Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard, gluten-free
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt to taste (optional)
Directions: Combine yogurt, mustard, honey, and vinegar in a medium bowl and mix well. Slowly add the oil, whisking constantly until well blended.    You can use the leftover dressing on salads throughout the week.
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Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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