Thursday, January 30, 2014

Low Calorie Curried Chicken Salad

I love all of the cold salads: potato salad, macaroni salad, and especially chicken salad. This recipe is really simple and all I had to go buy was the celery and butter lettuce, chances are you also have the ingredients you need already in your pantry and fridge.

Curried Chicken Salad
      makes 4 servings
  • 1 cup 0% fat Greek Yogurt
  • 400 grams canned Chicken Breast, in water
  • 148 grams, about 3-4 ribs, Celery finely diced
  • one medium, Gala/Granny Smith Apple finely diced
  • 1.5 tbsp. Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 or 2 packets of a sugar free sweetener like Truvia
  • Salt & Pepper to taste, I didn't need to add any

I like the veggies and fruit finely diced, but it's up to you if you prefer larger chunks. Prep the celery and the apple, drain the canned chicken. In a large bowl add the Greek yogurt and the seasonings, stir to combine. Add the diced celery and apple, and add the drained chicken in. The chicken will break apart as you stir, so don't worry about using a fork to shred it. Mix well until the chicken has broken up and everything is well coated, transfer to the fridge. This will develop more flavor as it sits, although you can eat it right away if you're very hungry! A fabulous addition to this would be roasted nuts like walnuts, and big plump raisins, but feel free to adapt this to your liking.

There are 161.25 calories per serving, and 29 grams of protein. Great served wrapped in butter lettuce, in a sandwich, or on a bed of mixed greens.

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