BYOL: Healthy Creamy Chicken Salad

by Natalie on January 30, 2014

chicken salad

There is a reason I made chicken salad for lunch today. And it’s not just because I had a taste for it.

Yesterday, we had chicken soup on the menu for dinner. We have this awesome recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, which requires a whole chicken. It makes the richest, most delicious broth you have ever tasted. I have often said that when I eat this soup, I feel like I am receiving a warm hug (cheesy I know). But seriously…it’s sooo good.

Everything was all set. All that was left to do was to drain the broth into a clean pot. I put the strainer in the sink and started pouring. The only thing is that I forgot to put a clean pot under the strainer! Biggest. Blonde. Moment. Ever. Dinner literally went down the tubes…

I did my best to salvage what we had left buy creating a pseudo vegetable/chicken stew, with leftover boxed broth in the fridge. For my pseudo stew, we didn’t need nearly as much chicken. So needless to say, we had some leftovers. Which brings me to this chicken salad.

Chicken salad is the epitome of cook once eat twice. Hopefully your leftover chicken occurs by plan, and not a big mistake like mine!

If you need a fresh idea for a take-to-work lunch, give this one a try. The recipe is very forgiving, you can add or take away anything to meet your needs.

Healthy Creamy Chicken Salad

serves 1

  • 1/2 cup whole milk, organic yogurt (from grass-fed cow’s if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and cut into small chunks (organic if possible)
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped (sliced almonds would also be great)
  • 1 Tablespoon red onion
  • 1 T currants or chopped raisins
  • 1/4 cup red apple chopped
  • juice from one lemon wedge
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix yogurt and mustard together in a small bowl. Add everything else to bowl, mix well until combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Add any more of above ingredients to taste. Serve with raw veggies and/or 100% whole grain crackers.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who has had a stupid kitchen fiasco?!



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