My boyfriend put in a request for chicken salad this week (and jokingly, or maybe not so much, put in a request for a sandwich on the Saucy Jocey's Kitchen Facebook page). I love chicken salad, tuna salad, potato salad... anything with crunchy bits and mayo really. I also received a request for a healthy twist on a yummy dish so I decided to try to lighten up chicken salad. Now I won't go out and say this is healthy considering it still has mayo in it, but using Greek yogurt in place of a large portion of the mayo helps a bit! I've heard vegenaise is a nice light substitution for mayo as well! This chicken salad also loads on the veggies, with plenty of celery and onion for added crunch. We used to make little cracker sandwiches with salads like this when I was little so I served it with crackers and a few pieces of fruit :)
Makes about 3 cups
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (( Healthier Ingredient Substitution ))
1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped
3 celery stalks
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise (( vegenaise ))
1/2 tsp tarragon
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
Salt to taste
1. Chop chicken, celery, and onion.
2. Mix together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and pepper. Tear tarragon into pieces and add to dressing mixture. Add salt to taste and mix.
3. Mix all ingredients together. Serve chilled with crackers and fruit or on a sandwich with lettuce and tomato. (( Use whole wheat crackers or bread for healthier version )) Enjoy!
It's the perfect lunch served with crackers, fruit, and cheese slices. Another option is to toast some bread and serve it as a sandwich with lettuce and tomato. Either way, this chicken salad is nice and creamy and you can still feel good about eating it!