Jul 28 2009

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pistachios

Published by at 8:42 am under Salads

A quick lunch that I like to make when I have any leftover roasted or grilled chicken. A traditional chicken salad uses a lot of mayo, I limit the amount of mayo used in the salad and substitute it with some low fat yogurt.

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Ingredients : Serves 4
1 cup cooked chicken cubed
2 scallions(green onions) finely chopped
3/4 cup diced celery
1/2 red bell pepper diced
3/4 cups grapes cut into halves
1/4 cup roasted shelled pistachios
1/4 tsp hot sauce
juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 cup yogurt (I prefer low fat)
2 Tbsp light Mayonnaise
Salt and pepper

Line a sieve with some cheese cloth or kitchen paper towel and place it over a bowl making sure that the sieve does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Place the yogurt in the sieve and allow the liquid to drain for about 4 hours in the refrigerator. This makes the yogurt thick and creamy and gives it the consistency of a cream cheese.

In a bowl combine all the ingredients including the yogurt and mix well. The chicken salad is ready! You can serve the chicken salad on a bread with some lettuce and tomatoes or it is also great served inside a pita.

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