The other day I had a hankering for chicken salad. It was about 8:30am and I was leaving the house. I decided to hit Publix before going to work. I picked up what sounded good and a few other things. When I got to work, I washed my hands and got to work. It came together quickly, as I used Applegate Chicken Breast Strips so I didn’t have to fuss with the chicken. From there it was a matter of adding things I thought might make it yummy. I made a batch with four servings so I could eat it most of the week.
When lunchtime rolled around, I grabbed a big bowl (I like to use an extra big bowl for these types of things so I have room to mix it all up!) I added a cup of spring mix, a quarter of the chicken salad, half an avocado, 2 tbs of Flaxseed, and some Green Goddess salad dressing. The Flaxseed gave it a bit of a nutty taste without the nuts.
It makes a great protein for a salad. It would also be good by itself, in a sandwich, or on crackers. Because I’m trying to get most of my carbs from fruits and veggies at the moment, I opted for salad. I really liked the Green Goddess salad dressing with it, but if that’s not your thing, you can use whatever salad dressing you like! Best of all, it fit into my intuitive eating/counting macros thing I’m doing.
I call it Simply Chicken Salad because it’s very simple to make and you can have it ready to go in about 15 minutes. It a great option for the busy gal who wants a good lunch or dinner and is short on time.
Macros for Simply Chicken Salad:
Carbohydrates: 22.5 g | Fat: 16.8 g | Protein: 7.5 g
Simply Chicken Salad
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- 6 ounces Pre-Cooked Chicken Breast I used Applegate Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
- 2 cup Diced Apple
- 2 cup Grapes cut in half
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise I used Hellmans, but you can use whatever you prefer, real, low-fat, non-dairy, etc.
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup I used organic
- 2 tsp Dijon or Deli Mustard I used Boar's Head Deli Mustard
- Salt and/or Pepper to taste
- Chop the chicken breast into small, bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.
- Dice the Apple and add to the bowl.
- Slice the grapes in half and add to the bowl.
- Add the mayonaise, maple syrup, mustard, and anything else you wish to add.
- Mix all ingredients with a large spoon until everything is thoroughly mixed.
- Serve by itself, on a sandwich, or on a bed of greens.