My friend Rob and I both love chicken salad sandwiches. The problem is that it's made with mayo and that's laden with fat and calories. So I started making a healthier version of chicken salad and swapped low-fat Greek yogurt for the mayo. I did include a little mayo but use one that's made with olive oil. Kraft makes a good one I like that has half of the fat and calories of regular mayo. Anyhow, a little curried powder kicks up the flavor and some chopped nuts and celery add crunch. This is super easy to make and great on whole wheat bread or over some greens for a salad.
Here's what you'll need.
2 cooked skinless chicken breasts chopped or shredded (I like to poach mine in a little chicken broth, water and dried thyme)
1 cup of low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt like Fage or Stonyfield
2 tablespoons of olive oil mayo
2 tablespoons of curried powder
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
1/4 cup of sliced red grapes
1/4 cup of diced celery
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
salt and pepper
Mix all of the ingredients and set sit covered in a bowl in the fridge for at least an hour so that the flavors get a chance to marry. See, wasn't that easy?
Rob was cool enough to share my recipe with his company and it's today's sandwich at the New York Google office. Happy Friday indeed.