I find that every week I always struggle with what to have for lunch. Even though sometimes I cave and get those microwaveable healthy meals, I worry about the fact that I am microwaving highly processed foods in plastic. I'd much rather make something ahead of time that I know is healthy and provides lots of nutrients. Hence my struggle.
Today's post gives me that opportunity to make something ahead of time and get the right nutrients. Enter Chicken-Apple Crunch Salad. This is as straightforward as any chicken/tuna/egg salad recipe but the addition of raisins, apples and cinnamon take it to the next level. You can use rotisserie chicken as a shortcut, but I just cooked some chicken I found on sale while baking dinner one night.
At only 207 calories for a 1 cup serving, you can wrap it up, put it on bread or eat it alone and indulge later! As of today's post, Myrecipes.com had 22 reviews with an average rating of 5 stars! So I know I'm not the only one out there who enjoys this recipe. I hope you'll enjoy it too!
Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2002
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
- 1 cup diced Granny Smith apple
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Add mayonnaise mixture to chicken mixture, tossing well to coat.
- 207 (19% from fat)
- 4.4g (sat 1.2g,mono 1.2g,poly 1.4g)