Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

by Sharon on August 29, 2013

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I have a nice, little circle of friends at work. They think I’m so kind and generous by bringing them food all the time. Well, maybe I should confess … They are my guinea pigs. When I test out recipes, it’s all fine and dandy if I like it but, will everyone else think it’s good? Much to my chagrin, Joe isn’t into things like greek yogurt and the like. He will happily gobble up the cookies and cakes but when it comes to things like salad or quinoa, he recoils like I’m trying to serve him a plate of the mushy goo that we feed the cat. So, off to work I go, with my containers full of whatever creation I’ve been working on. When things are quiet, I unpack my goods, plate them up and hope that they are well received.

So, what was the vedict from my team of taste testers of this salad?

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A resounding, unanimous, double thumbs up:)

Ditching the mayo jar has become a ‘thing’ for me. The two most popular recipes on my blog are the avocado tuna and avocado chicken salads. Being a major fan of the creaminess of mayo I was so surprised how well the avocado mimicked the taste and texture. Since there was a sale on greek yogurt last week at Goodness Me, I picked up a container and considering I had an already cooked chicken breast (chili lime marinated, of course!), I tried my hand at a new incarnation of the chicken salad.

This time I added a bit of crunch by tossing in some dry roasted almonds and popped in a touch of sweetness with a little chopped apple.

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To lend a little punch, in went sliced green onion and a drizzle of mustard. Sprinkle with some sea salt and pepper.

Looks so pretty, no?

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Toss it all together and the result is a rich, creamy salad without the guilt. I served mine up for myself on a bed of spinach …

but the girls at work got the ‘fancy’ treatment, as for them I spooned it out onto cucumber rounds, all hors d’oeurves-y like.

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My lovely, sweet co-workers happily popped one after the other into their mouths and marvelled at the fact that these goodies were good for you. I would have modestly tried to stop them from all the complimenting, but my mouth was full;)

This salad would work great as a wrap, with these spelt flatbreads, in a sandwich, or just shoveled directly into your mouth!

Enjoy!

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast, cooked, chilled and shredded
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • ¼ cup roasted almonds, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together
http://thehonoursystem.com/2013/08/29/greek-yogurt-chicken-salad/

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Lyne August 30, 2013 at 8:11 am

I wish I worked with you !!! Sounds like I would eat well all the time !!! ;-)

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Sharon Sharon August 30, 2013 at 9:48 am

Well, once or twice a week at least ;)

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Tina Jui August 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Great idea on ditching the mayo and replacing it with greek yogurt. I’m always looking for ways to make dishes healthier. Will have to try this out! Posted it on pinterest too :)

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Sharon Sharon August 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Thanks, Tina! This recipe is a total keeper. Thanks for sharing it :)

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Jane September 5, 2013 at 12:21 am

Just tried this and it’s great. I doubled the Greek yogurt though because 1 tablespoon of mustard was a bit overpowering for me.

Thanks for the recipe!

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Sharon Sharon September 5, 2013 at 2:07 am

I’m glad you liked it :) Thanks for checking it out!

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Karen January 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Looks good but what can I use instead of mayo or Greek yogurt. I’m dairy free.

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Sharon Sharon January 9, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Hey Karen! A ripe avocado would be a nice substitute. That would still give it a creamy texture.

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Greg Anderson August 4, 2014 at 5:47 am

For about 8 years I have been using yogurt, as is or drained depending on the recipe. But the idea of using avocado is simply blowing my brain like a Santa Anna wind hitting a paper kite. Wow. It almost makes a person like me wonder why that never occurred to me. I use it in other sandwiches, and tacos, burritos, flautas, etc. Thanks to your recipe, and the avocado spread concept, my future’s so bright I have to wear shades.

I’ll be back to enjoy your recipes and ideas.
Thank you very much.

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Sharon Sharon August 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

Wow Greg! Now that’s a comment! :) Thank you so much. I look forward to your return visits. Have you tried the avocado tuna salad? –>

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