Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friday Faves...Quick and Easy Chicken Salad

Sometimes you need a quick and easy no cooking summer recipe.
This fits the bill perfectly, and with my adaptations it's actually a bit on the healthier side
 than most mayonnaise heavy chicken salads.
My husband loves this, my kids and grandkids love this, and it's a favorite of friends as well.
Won't they be surprised to read this and find out it actually takes no real cooking skill!
We love this chicken salad served in pita pockets.
The grandkids prefer it served on a saucer with a side of crackers.
If you're watching your carbs, you can eat it wrapped up in lettuce leaves.
If you're not, try it on some grilled baguette or inside a yummy croissant or eat it in your favorite wrap.

It all starts with this, two cans of Kirkland chicken breast from Costco.
Each can is a little over 12 oz.
(you could also use chopped up rotisserie chicken or home grilled or roasted chicken breast)

To chicken add:
1/3 cup mayonnaise (I use olive oil mayo)
1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup roughly chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds)
1/2 cup grape halves (raisins or dried cranberries can be used as well)
salt and pepper to taste

That's all there is to it!
Keep the ingredients on hand for those "I don't want to cook" days and enjoy!

It's almost Friday, friends.
Have a
a BLESSED weekend!


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  1. I was actually cooking chicken for chicken salad tonight! Great minds...
    Mine is very similar to this. Isn't it yummy?

    1. I'd love to know how you make your chicken salad!

  2. That sounds wonderful! We had Crab Louis last night - with crab my sweetheart recently got at the coast. It was such a treat to have a salad meal for a change. I'm going to add this recipe to my must-try's!

    1. We went crabbing at my family reunion and enjoyed some crab as well! The recipe is a go-to quick and easy one that I think you'll like.

  3. Thank you, I'm going to try this! Many days when it is hot and I get home from working all day, I really don't feel like cooking much. Especially on mowing days. This will be great.

    1. Robyn, I do hope you like it! It's a great last minute back up plan meal!

  4. Love the idea of the yogurt!!! Will have to try it chicken salad with grades and pecans in it. Yum!

    1. Janet, the tanginess of the yogurt is kind of nice in the chicken salad, and halves the fat content too!

  5. Made some a few days ago...still enjoying it! Happy Friday, Elizabeth. As always, your pics are amaaaaazing!


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