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Monday, July 26, 2010

What's For Lunch: Healthy Chicken Salad

A salad topped with chicken is often a great, easy staple for lunch. However, one can only take so much of a baked or grilled chicken breast before you never want to look at chicken again. Chicken salad often sounds appetizing, but can be laden with hidden fat culprits.

When shopping at Whole Foods today, I decided to make a salad. Rather than get tuna, I spotted chicken salad. But, as I read the ingredients, I began to cringe. The list was at least 20 ingredients long, full of mayo and salt. This is often why I stay away from tuna salad or chicken salad, but there's a great, easy healthy way to make chicken salad (or tuna) at home and bring it with you to work. Here's a recipe we love:

Healthy Chicken Salad

Take 2 grilled chicken breasts or 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken. Shred or dice the chicken, and mix with the following ingredients:

Chopped pecans
Red onion
Nayonaise, vegenaise or greek yogurt (all mayo substitutes - experiment to see which you like best)
Curry powder (optional)

Mix all ingredients until smooth and serve over a bed of lettuce, or eat alone as a mid-afternoon snack.


  1. awesome idea for chicken. i forgot all about chicken salad and curry, in particular. thanks for the idea!

  2. You are welcome! It's great with tuna as well.