Really, really like.
My Aunt Karen makes excellent chicken salad. She hosts most of the baby and bridal showers for our large extended family, and I always look forward to her chicken salad. A few years ago when I was raving about it and asking for tips, she told me that she adds powdered sugar to it. What! If I didn't already know from the countless sandwiches I had eaten over the years, I would have dismissed that idea.
Here is the basic recipe that I have personalized to my liking. I like attempting to make things that I want to eat on a regular basis somewhat healthier (not our for-special-occasions-or-before-going-on-a-health-kick Oreo Dessert ... if you are going to go all out, go all out) so I sub in Greek yogurt for mayo. I think that rotisserie chicken is key - it adds so much flavor!
Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups rotisserie chicken, taken off the bone and cubed or shredded. (toss the bones in the freezer until you have enough to make stock!)
- 1 apple, cored and chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup grapes, quartered
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I like full fat)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or you can omit and go with just 1 cup Greek yogurt)
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional - 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup toasted and chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
Prep ingredients and then toss well. Refrigerate until served; it could be served on lettuce, halved and seeded avocados or your choice of bread.