I have to share this recipe. As a college student with a job, I need QUICK, EASY, and CHEAP meals and peanut butter jellies near make me vomit these days. I found this wonderful healthy chicken salad recipe that I made a few tweaks to that I really like. Believe it or not, there is approximately 700 calories in a serving of traditional chicken salad, and that is WITHOUT the bread, so unless you’re a body builder, I’d be willing to bet you’d prefer to free up those calories. This healthier chicken salad made with plain non-fat yogurt and dijon mustard instead of mayo will only cost you between 200-300 calories per serving, which is approximately how many calories you’re eating in a PB&J. This recipe took me about an hour total – from boiling and chopping to shredding and mixing it all together. It will likely last through 4 or 4 sandwiches. :)
Here is a link to the healthy chicken salad recipe provided by Whole Living but here are the adjustments that I made:
1) I didn’t have extra chicken breast but I did have 6 chicken drumsticks in the freezer, and when you’re shredding the chicken anyway, you don’t need chicken breast. If you have drumsticks or thighs (much cheaper than chicken breast too), boil the chicken, covered, for 30-45 minutes. Once done, take chicken out annd let sit until it’s cool enough to handle. With a fork, shred the chicken. (Refer to recipe) and add the yogurt mixture.
2) I did not have celery, chives, or grapes…just by chance though! I will likely add these items next time I make it, but I did not want to buy them if I didn’t like the chicken salad anyway.
3) I didn’t have Granny Smith apples, so I used Golden Delicious Apples (my fave, yum) instead.
This was just to show that you can alter the recipe with what you have and not have to go out to buy ingredients. I hope you all enjoy!