Friday, January 20, 2012

Chicken Salad that I LOVE!

Chicken Salad
I am always hunting good chicken salads.  Mostly because I don't like chicken salad.  I know that sounds seriously wierd, but hear me out.  I like the IDEA of chicken salad.  I like chicken.  I like chicken and fruit together.  So you wouldn't think this would be so tricky.

Here are two that I really like.  One could be very fatty with tons of ingredients, and is nice for a treat.  One is very light and could be eaten often...that I totally tweaked from a Biggest Loser Cookbook.

Debbie's Chicken Salad:
3 lb chicken (dice and cook or cook and shred)
8oz sour cream
8 oz miracle whip
8oz mayo
Salt pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1tbsp curry
1Lb red grapes
1 lb chopped pecans
8 oz sliced almonds
The juice of one lemon
Biggest Loser Chicken Salad Tiffany Tweaked*:
Diced chicken, cooked (I used about 3 or 4 large chicken breasts)
Halved red grapes, maybe a cup?
Dice 1 medium apple
1/4-/12 Cup plain greek yogurt
2-4 dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
opt: celery, I don't tend to use it...saute chicken in olive oil
*I left out the celery and olive oil, way upped the apples and grapes, and my proportions were different....I like there to be a lot of "sauce" and I like it to be less mustard-y.  But that's the beauty of recipes, change them until you like it!!  Recipes are not laws.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I could eat that last one! I've never thought of using yogurt as a substitute for mayo (and mayo like things). I haven't had chicken salad in so long that I have forgotten what it is suppose to taste like.