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Recipe of the Month: Lightened-Up Chicken Salad

Summer is coming, and with those warm (okay, who are we kidding – sweltering, HOT) days come the desire to sit back, relax and cool down with iced drinks and cold food that tastes as delicious as it is healthy. Enter  the chicken salad – typically drowning in mayo, filling and heavy on the tummy. Well, I’ve got an alternative! This salad is tangy, flavorful, and light. No need to feel over-full, or sluggish afterwords. It’s chock full of veggies, Greek yogurt and chicken breast. This salad is sure to keep you cool and energetic all day. 

Enjoy!!!

Lightened Up Chicken Salad
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771 calories
45 g
190 g
36 g
66 g
10 g
871 g
1264 g
32 g
0 g
24 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
871g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771
Calories from Fat 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g
56%
Saturated Fat 10g
52%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 190mg
63%
Sodium 1264mg
53%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 9g
35%
Sugars 32g
Protein 66g
Vitamin A
403%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
48%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts, boiled and cut into cubes
  2. 6 stalks of celery, chopped
  3. 1 cup of baby peeled carrots, chopped
  4. 1/4 of a yellow onion, chopped
  5. 1 c. Greek yogurt (plain)
  6. 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  7. 1 tablespoon of mustard
  8. 2 tablespoons of pickle relish
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. The chicken salad may be served immediately. Or, for best results allow to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  3. May be served with whole wheat bread, crackers, or extra veggies.
Quick tips
  1. If the mixture lacks moisture, you can always add a few spoonfuls of chicken broth.
  2. You may choose to omit the mayonnaise, but in my experience the little bit of mayo makes a huge difference in texture and mouth-feel.
  3. The longer it sits, the better the flavors combine. 🙂
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calories
771
fat
36g
protein
66g
carbs
45g
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