Savvy Chicken Salad

I am a huge proponent of supermarket rotisserie chicken.  It is fast, delicious, and if you take off the skin, very healthy.  My husband and I buy one every week; however, we almost never eat it as is.  I’m always trying to find ways to doctor it up, including making buffalo chicken, chicken pasta (spaghetti squash for me!), adding it to soup, etc.  My newest creation is a healthy chicken salad that had a decidedly Mexican flair.  It kept well in the fridge, and was a great option if you are cooking for both a sleever and non-sleever alike.  I ate mine plain or with cucumber “chips” (which are just sliced cucumbers… but calling them chips makes them sound way more fun 🙂 )  and my husband ate his with baked tortilla chips.  Overall, we both thought it was a success, and it will definitely be making its way into our regular rotation.  Hope you like it!

Savvy Chicken Salad

chicken salad

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1 Small (5.3 oz) Container Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Limes – Juiced
  • 3-4 Scallions – Chopped
  • 1 Avocado – Cubed
  • 1-2 Tbsp Cilantro – Chopped
  • Salt to Taste

I shred my chicken using all of the white meat and some of the dark.  Our rotisserie chicken was pretty big, so I reserved the rest of the dark meat as a snack for the hubs.  Add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix.  I’d recommend starting with about half of the yogurt, and seeing if it is creamy enough for you.  I ended up using the entire 5.3 oz container, which I thought made the chicken salad creamy, but not overdressed.   I’ve also seen chicken salads online with just avocado as the base, but mine wasn’t ripe enough to do something like that.  Plus, the greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream/mayo and adds additional protein to the dish.  The greek yogurt and lime give this salad a very tangy and fresh flavor, and the cilantro, avocado, and scallions make it a fun fiesta in your mouth!  As mentioned above, this salad is great with cucumber “chips,” or even in a lettuce wrap, and can be served both as a meal and a healthy snack.  Enjoy!

xo – SavvySleever

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