Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Healthy Chicken Salad

There are many foods in life that are well-worth the indulgence like a rich, velvety chocolate layer cake, truffled french fries and lobster macaroni and cheese and must never be deviated from, but then there are those dishes that you can play with and make lighter and healthier. One of my favorite recipes to transform is homemade chicken salad that is equal parts delicious and creamy but without the added fat.  In this recipe, I swapped out mayonnaise and added tangy non-fat Greek yogurt.  Initially, I was unsure if poultry would mix with yogurt, but it does, it does and has left me preferring this variety over the other.  I also added a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to make it a bit richer and added some chopped shallots and celery, which I then served atop a bed of red leaf lettuce. 

*All photographs by Alison 


  1. very tasty dear

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  2. This sounds delicious. I must try out this recipe as we often cook chicken breasts and I am in need of new, healthy and above all, light summery salads. The pictures look beautiful as well :)


  3. hmmmm this looks really good !!

    I like it when there's lots of chicken or other things in it :D

    The dressing also looks very good :)

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  4. Greek yogurt is my ultimate health food from baked goods to dressings like this! I also like to add celery seed to mine.

  5. Yum, I love chicken salad, especially in the summer. It's so refreshing and tasty!

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  6. I loveeee chicken salad! I'm always looking for new add-ins to make it extra good!

  7. Hi Alison! One things I love, despite fashion, is browse food blogs and recipes, have to say yours are one of my fav since you also take the greatest photos of them (I love in fact to pin!:D). Btw, your salad looks very yummy and healthy, definitely to try! Kisses dear! xo

  8. Yummy-I love chicken salad, and the idea of having it on salad leafs!

  9. De-LISH!!!! I love chicken salad. Thanks for giving me a healthy version! Ugh I am trying to eat healthier and all I've done is get grumpier. haha

  10. Nice idea.............hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  11. I absolutely love a good chicken salad and this one looks like it would be right up my alley!

  12. OH wow this looks amazing, and the recipe is so simple! DEFINITELY trying it!