Have you ever heard of Jillian Michaels? She’s the intense personal trainer on the TV show called Biggest Loser. I’ve never actually seen it, but I’ve heard about it. I have used her work out videos, listened to a couple of interviews with her, and gone through her book ‘master your metabolism cookbook’ and tried out many of her recipes. I like her. I like her ideas on health.
She had a chicken salad recipe in her book that called for greek yogurt instead of the typical mayo. I thought that was brilliant! We tried it out making a couple of small changes and we loved it! Another great summer recipe that doesn’t require you to turn on your oven, uses some fruits and veggies and feels light and fresh.
I like to put my chicken salad on whole wheat sandwich thins or in pitas. Yum!
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad – lightly adapted from Jillian Michaels
makes about 4 c salad, enough for about 6 sandwiches
1 c boneless, skinless chicken breast, boiled and shredded
1 c halved red grapes
1/3 c chopped pecans
1/3 c plain greek yogurt
1/4 c chopped celery
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
12 slices 100% whole wheat sandwich bread, sandwich thins or pita bread
Use two forks to shred chicken in a large bowl. Add the grapes and pecans and toss gently to mix the ingredients. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, celery, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the chicken and toss to coat. Store the salad in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To make sandwich, place about 2/3 c of salad in between two slices(or if you don’t want that much bread, put it in a pita pocket or just don’t put a piece of bread on top of your sandwich).