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June 24, 2011 8:06 AM
I have a craving for chicken salad but never made it before...can ya'll share some recipes with me??

Thanks! smile
June 24, 2011 8:13 AM
Rotisserie chicken, celery, red grapes, walnuts, greek yogurt, salt, pepper

Dice or shred chicken. Mix with chopped celery, halved red grapes, and walnuts (I toast mine a bit before). Add greek yogurt and mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper. I have also added herbs de provence for a little extra flavor.

It's not the lowest calorie, but is is nutritious and satisfying. If you play around with the ingredients, and plug them into the recipe calculator here, you might be able to get it down.
June 24, 2011 8:13 AM
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2008/07/weight-watchers-chicken-salad-3-pts.html
June 24, 2011 8:17 AM
Here is my recipe for Chicken Salad:

Chicken, 2 cups cooked and chopped into small chucks
Kraft - Light Olive Oil Mayo, 5 Tablespoon
Vlasic - Dill Pickle Relish, 2 Tbsp
Onions - Raw, 0.06 cup, chopped
Apples - Raw, with skin, 0.25 cup, quartered or chopped
French's - Spicy Brown Mustard, 3 tsp

You can also substitute tuna (4-5 ouncecans) for chicken and it is very good
  6815620
June 24, 2011 8:17 AM
I boil boneless skinless chicken breasts, then shred them. For a Greek-style chicken salad, I add low-fat Feta cheese, diced red peppers, celery, a little red onion and mix in light mayo and a little light sour cream or Greek yogurt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

I do also love the grape and walnut variety that another person posted!
  7406541
June 24, 2011 8:25 AM
Thanks...these all look great!
June 24, 2011 8:27 AM
Sorry, I meant cucumber on my Greek chicken salad...not celery. Though I'm sure it'd be fine either way!
  7406541
June 24, 2011 8:52 AM
QUOTE:

Rotisserie chicken, celery, red grapes, walnuts, greek yogurt, salt, pepper


This is pretty much how I do it. When I'm lazy I use the kirkland canned chicken, that works well too. Guess not the best if sodium is on your watch list though
  7715430
June 24, 2011 9:56 AM
Mine is simple......cut up chicken breast, celery, light mayo and hot sauce.....mmmmmm
June 24, 2011 9:59 AM
Herbed Greek Chicken Salad
Serve with toasted pita wedges.
(Serves 4)

Amount per serving
Calories: 243
Calories from fat: 29%
Fat: 7.7g
Saturated fat: 2.3g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
Protein: 29.7g
Carbohydrate: 13.4g
Fiber: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Iron: 2.5mg
Sodium: 578mg
Calcium: 216mg

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.Ingredients

1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided Cooking spray 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt 2 teaspoons tahini (sesame-seed paste) 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 cup peeled chopped English cucumber 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 6 pitted kalamata olives, halved 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
Preparation
Combine oregano, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken and spice mixture; sauté until chicken is done. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon juice; stir. Remove from pan.
Combine remaining 2 teaspoons juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, tahini, and garlic in a small bowl; stir well. Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and olives. Place 2 1/2 cups of lettuce mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons yogurt mixture.

Michelle Powers, Cooking Light
Edited by Samantharose8akaDebbie On June 24, 2011 10:14 AM
June 24, 2011 10:03 AM
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June 24, 2011 10:28 AM
Rotisserie chicken, vidalia onion, crisp apple with skin on, claussen dill pickles diced, and I use the Kraft Olive Oil Mayo with Black Pepper. Throw in a few seedless red grapes and some Old Bay Seasoning to taste:)

If I have spare points (WW) I throw in a boiled egg:)
June 24, 2011 12:32 PM
That Rotisserie one sounds delish!bigsmile
June 24, 2011 2:59 PM
I just made chicken salad today!! I will be eating this in a wrap for dinner tonight. I combined several chicken salad recipes because I like a lot of stuff in mine so here is what I made today:

8 oz chicken breast cooked and shredded/diced
5 oz container greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp light mayo (if desired)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 stalks celery chopped
1/2 medium onion
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 granny smith apple
1/2 cup cut up green grapes
1/2 cup slivered almonds-toasted
Handful fresh herbs (I used parsley)
salt and pepper

I combined all the ingredients and made the dressing with the yogurt/mayo with some lemon juice and parsley. You can really add whatever spices you'd like.
  4477614
June 24, 2011 3:00 PM
QUOTE:

Herbed Greek Chicken Salad
Serve with toasted pita wedges.
(Serves 4)

Amount per serving
Calories: 243
Calories from fat: 29%
Fat: 7.7g
Saturated fat: 2.3g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
Protein: 29.7g
Carbohydrate: 13.4g
Fiber: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Iron: 2.5mg
Sodium: 578mg
Calcium: 216mg

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.Ingredients

1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided Cooking spray 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes 5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt 2 teaspoons tahini (sesame-seed paste) 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 cup peeled chopped English cucumber 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 6 pitted kalamata olives, halved 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
Preparation
Combine oregano, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken and spice mixture; sauté until chicken is done. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon juice; stir. Remove from pan.
Combine remaining 2 teaspoons juice, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, tahini, and garlic in a small bowl; stir well. Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and olives. Place 2 1/2 cups of lettuce mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Drizzle each serving with 3 tablespoons yogurt mixture.

Michelle Powers, Cooking Light




This looks really good! I'd love to try this sometime!
  4477614
June 24, 2011 3:02 PM
boiled chicken breast (cut up as small as you like), mayo, celery, shredded lettuce, apples cut small, and red grapes... mmmmmmmm!
  8321542
June 24, 2011 3:41 PM
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June 28, 2011 11:20 AM
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June 28, 2011 11:32 AM
QUOTE:

I just made chicken salad today!! I will be eating this in a wrap for dinner tonight. I combined several chicken salad recipes because I like a lot of stuff in mine so here is what I made today:

8 oz chicken breast cooked and shredded/diced
5 oz container greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp light mayo (if desired)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 stalks celery chopped
1/2 medium onion
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 granny smith apple
1/2 cup cut up green grapes
1/2 cup slivered almonds-toasted
Handful fresh herbs (I used parsley)
salt and pepper

I combined all the ingredients and made the dressing with the yogurt/mayo with some lemon juice and parsley. You can really add whatever spices you'd like.


I love my chicken salad full of "stuff" too :) I can't wait to try yours!
  8945553
June 28, 2011 8:10 PM
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