About

Posts

post

A Better Chicken Salad

It seems I have been making chicken salad quite frequently lately. Not only does everyone like it, but it is simple to make from store-bought rotisserie chicken, leftover herb roasted chicken or other recipes, or quickly cooked chicken in the pressure cooker.

Additionally, I now included healthier ingredients like ground flax, sliced almonds, and sometimes dried cranberries to my chicken salad making me feel better about serving my family it more frequently.

A challenge for me in sharing this recipe is my lack of a recipe.  I normally do not measure the ingredients; I go on sight and taste.    Thus, it took me a while to put the recipe together.  However, this is a dish that is very flexible and  can easily adjusted to tastes and personal preferences.    When making adjustments, remember to adjust the amount of salad dressing or mayonnaise so that it coats all the ingredients without being too much.

If you substitute half of the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt, there will be  a slight change in flavor, an increase in protein, and probably a reduction in calories (depending on what type of mayo or dressing you use).  When I use the yogurt,   I  sub it for only half to maintain much of the mayonnaise or salad dressing flavor, but you could just use the Greek yogurt instead.

Share!Pin on Pinterest0Share on Facebook0Share on Yummly0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on Tumblr0Email this to someone

Related Posts

Comments

  1. This is not a BETTER chicken salad, only a different one. I like just plain chicken, celery, onion, mayo (Hellman’s) salt, pepper and garlic. Yours I have catered many many times and its good…its just not better… IMO.

    • The title of this post is not meant to reflect that this chicken salad recipe is better than all the others. In fact, most of my posts reflect my intense belief that food is very subjective…often on a very emotional level…and a person should tailor recipes to meet their own tastes.

      The title is meant to reflect my stated perception that this chicken salad recipe is better for me and my family than the one I used to make by my addition of fiber and Omega-3 rich ingredients.

Speak Your Mind

*

Share!Pin on Pinterest0Share on Facebook0Share on Yummly0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on Tumblr0Email this to someone