Sunday, July 13, 2014

Protein-Packed Chicken Salad

{This post is prior to my gluten-free days. Please use caution when following this recipe if you must eat gluten-free. Always check individual ingredients to ensure they're gluten-free before consuming.}

This Chicken Salad is the bomb dot com. 

I love taking this in my lunch to work. This plus a few Ritz Crackers and either some fruit or a sugar-free Jello cup. Man, it's like a mid-day get-away.

Don't laugh at my boring lunches. They are delicious.

I came up with this recipe last summer. Every newly married southern girl needs to know how to make chicken salad. 

But I had no clue where to start.

So I looked up many recipes. Did lots of research. I knew what I wanted in it: grapes, cranberries, and greek yogurt. I also knew that I didn't want a ton of mayo because that's just not healthy.

I threw it all together in a bowl and voila!

It's protein-packed with walnuts, greek yogurt, and chicken. This recipes also has lots less fat than your typical southern chicken salad since it is made with greek yogurt in place of most of the mayo.

And just think, if you want to add apple pieces or pecans to your chicken salad, you can do that. Ain't nobody stopping you from stepping outside the box!

Check out the recipe HERE! 

I am looking forward to hearing about all your tasty add-ins!

Protein-Packed Chicken Salad

by Kelli Gilbert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: no-bake entree salad chicken American Southern spring summer
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 1 10 oz can of chicken
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 6 oz of greek yogurt
  • ~1 tsp dill, dried
  • ~1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
Combine in a bowl. Stir together and enjoy!
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