Friday, 27 December 2013

Healthy Yogurt Chicken Salad

Boneless chicken breasts is one of the versatile ingredients by which you can cook plenty of recipes. Boneless chicken breasts recipes are healthy, nourishing and undoubtedly scrumptious. I have tried plenty of recipe with chicken breast but one of my favorite recipe is healthy yogurt chicken salad. 

chicken salad recipe

You can have this salad any which way you like! Have it simply as a salad or use it as a filling for a sandwich, it taste awesome each time. My family completely love this recipe and this recipe is actually approved by my whole family. The taste are tangy, spicy, herby in short it is a perfect blend of flavors and taste.

This recipe is a complete meal if you having a bowlful of it as it contains vegetables, fruits, nuts etc. you can also complete the meal with bread i.e. it’s an easy recipe that can be made by a bachelor too. Guys love this recipe in fact, you can take this recipe even for your lunch. This salad is enjoyed when it’s cold. And it needs a resting time for at least 2 hours so if you want to eat this in dinner make it in afternoon and put this salad in the refrigerator. Or if you want to take this for lunch make it in a night and simply take your lunch box in the morning and hit towards your work or school. 

Anyways let’s start making this simple and easy recipe –
This recipe can serve up to 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours and more

Ingredients – 
  • ¾ lbs. (2-3 cups) of chicken meat 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1-2 garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup of chopped red onion
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ to a whole apple, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup grapes (green or black)
  • ½ cup shredded cabbage
  • 4-6 green olives, pitted and minced
  • Handful of chopped walnuts
Dressing – 
  • 5 tablespoon of plain yogurt (Greek yogurt)
  • 3 tablespoon of reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Few drops of tabasco sauce (put according to how much heat you want)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method – 
  1. First marinate the chicken pieces in salt, pepper and lemon juice for 15 minutes. Now take a skillet pan and heat oil on medium heat and cook chicken and mushroom together. Once chicken is cooked properly set aside.
  2. Now take a medium bowl and make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together into a smooth mixture. 
  3. After this take a large bowl, put all the ingredients except the chopped walnuts. Gently stir the dressing and toss well. Taste and if needed add salt and pepper. At the end put the chopped walnuts.
  4. Refrigerate this salad for at least 2 hours. Serve cold with toasted breads or buns or as a standalone salad. Enjoy!
I hope you have liked this simple and easy recipe. This recipe is really yum that you would make this again and again. You can also replace the walnuts with almonds if you want. Nuts and raisins are good for body and health and in winters, one should eat nuts for healthy body and hair. If you have queries or any feedback please share it with us. Have a wonderful year ahead. Bon voyage!


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