I haven't made it yet, but this is on my meal plan for this week! I can't wait.
I hate mayo, so I make mine with yogurt.
Leftover cooked chicken, shredded (1 thigh)
1/2 c full fat yogurt
5-8 dill pickle chips, diced
1 hardcooked egg, chopped
2 tbsp pecans or walnuts, diced
1/4- 1/2 celery stalk, diced
1/5 bell pepper, diced
10 or so blueberries
Mix it all up and serve on top of salad.
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Add some curry to that naiad and you're in business
best chicken salad ever
Festive Chicken Salad
1c mayo (i use a tiny fraction of that and mostly evoo)
1tsp each paprika and seasoning salt (herbamare)
1.5 c dried fruit (cranberries)
1c. chopped celery
1/2 bell pepper, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1c chopped pecans
mix dressing ingredients and spices, then nuts and veggies till well incorporated. add chicken and stir. chill for an hour before serving.
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I'm still not happy with the homemade mayonnaises that I've tried making. So, for chicken salad, I'd opt for a recipe that wouldn't use it such as a Thai chicken salad: http://amoderngal.com/2009/06/15/thai-chicken-salad/
We make the curried chicken salad - its the best in a lettuce leaf wrap!
~primal mama to 3~
I use a mix of mayo and greek yogurt, then the following:
1 shredded rotisserie chicken
1 diced granny smith apple
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 cup walnuts
1 Tbs curry powder
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup chopped cilantro
The walnuts and curry powder provide powerful anti-inflammatory compounds (Omega-3 and curcumin), the grapes provide resveratrol, the lemon juice Vitamin C, and there are antioxidents in apples too.
I have made both tuna and chicken salad by substituting guacamole for mayo.
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