Friday, June 3, 2011

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Dijon mustard lovers will like this twist on traditional chicken salad

This deceptively creamy dressing has about 1/3 of the calories and 1/4 of the fat usually found in a similar sized serving.

1 pound trimmed, boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup seedless grapes, cut in half
1/3 cup chopped red apples

Preheat a grill to high heat.

Rub the chicken on all sides with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill it for 3-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Allow the chicken to cool, then cut it into bite-sized cubes.

Meanwhile, in a large glass or plastic mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, the yogurt, and mustard. Add the chicken, celery, grapes, and apples. Gently toss the mixture well to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over a bed of lettuce leaves or on sprouted grain or multi-grain bread.

Makes 4 servings; 3 cups.

Per 3/4 cup serving: 173 calories, 27 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 66 mg cholesterol, trace fiber, 233 mg sodium

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