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Monday, April 28, 2014

Clean Eating Chicken Salad

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Chicken salad has always been a spring and summer food to me. Even though I don't like mayonnaise, miracle whip, or anything similar...I've always loved chicken salad. This was my first attempt to make a clean chicken salad and I'm proud to say that IT IS AMAZING! Everyone in my family loved it - even those who don't care about healthy eating!


Ingredients:
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
4 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup celery
1 cup onions
Bunch of organic grapes (approx 2 cups)
Sea Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Onion powder (optional)
Pecans or Walnuts (optional)



Directions:
1. Boil your chicken breasts until cooked through. This is a very important step.  I boiled ours as listed here with organic chicken broth, minced garlic, sea salt, and pepper.  It is very important to not over-cook your chicken!  Boiling instead of baking the chicken for the recipe makes a huge difference!
2. Dice celery and onion. Place aside.  You could also half or quarter your grapes.
3. Let chicken cool to room temperature. Once cooled, shred (I just used my hands) or cut into pieces.
4. Combine Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk using a whisk.
5. Add chicken to a large bowl and cover with Greek yogurt/almond milk mixture. Stir.
6. Add grapes, sea salt, black pepper, and onion powder (optional). Stir.
7. Garnish with pecans or walnuts (optional, this will add healthy fats).
8. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes before serving.



He and She Tip: The longer this stays in the fridge the better it is!  It is really good the next day!

Macros (with grapes/without nuts):
Calories - 169
Protein - 31 g
Carbs - 10 g
Fat - 2 g



Macros (without grapes/without nuts):
Calories - 153
Protein - 30 g
Carbs - 5 g
Fat - 2 g

Enjoy!

- Scott and Whitney

14 comments:

  1. This looks delish! Quick question...what brand/type of greek yogurt are you using? And I'm assuming it's "Plain" flavored...thanks a million!

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  2. How much does this make? I'm only making it for 2 people and 6 chicken breasts sounded like a lot. Should I half the recipe?

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    1. It makes 5-6 servings. You could half the recipe or use 6 chicken breasts and you will have leftovers! The leftovers are even better!

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  3. This is delicious!!
    I have made once a week, every week, since you posted the recipe. It has become a lunch staple.
    Thank you!

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    1. We are so glad that you loved it! Thanks for giving it a try! :-)

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    1. Hello, We do not usually provide macros because it varies greatly based on your specific ingredients.

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  5. Just finished making this for the week. I can't believe how good it is. I was skeptical at first but it really is as good as the regular fattening type. Thank you for the recipe!!

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    1. Thank you for trying it! We are so glad that you loved it!

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  6. What are the macros for this recipe? I can't wait to give it a try; I am a chicken salad nut! ;)

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    1. Hello, We do not usually provide macros because it varies greatly based on your specific ingredients. I know you will love it though!

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  7. Just made this today. It is so yummy.

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    1. Thanks for trying it out! So glad you liked it! :-)

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