Fifteen Minute Chicken Salad – As YOU Like it

by sandi on April 15, 2015

Fifteen Minute Chicken Salad – As YOU Like it

Fifteen Minute Chicken Salad - As YOU Like it
Fifteen Minute Chicken Salad - As YOU Like it
Fifteen Minute Chicken Salad - As YOU Like it

You all are getting used to me finding great and easy ways to use rotisserie chicken that I get from Costco.  It is good, meaty chicken and each one yields between 1 ½ to 2 lbs of meat.  I take this and weigh out 8 ounces and use my vacuum sealer to get these packages ready for freezing.  When opened and thawed this meat tastes like you just peeled it off the chicken. 

This morning I decided I wanted chicken salad for lunches for a few days so I grabbed a package out of the freezer, cut open the bag, defrosted it in my microwave and threw together a chicken salad.  This made 4 servings for us at less than 130 calories each.  Here’s what I used and how I tossed it together:

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of rotisserie chicken chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 3 mini sweet peppers chopped
  • 5 Tablespoons Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado dressing

Directions:

  • Mix all of the above together in a large bowl
  • Separate into 4 containers and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition: 

  • Makes 4 servings, each with approximately 127 calories and 17.4 grams protein

Alternatives to this would be to leave the celery in, take out the peppers and:

  • Add ½ cup of skinned chopped apples – no basic change in calorie/protein count
  • Add ½ ounce chopped walnuts to the celery and apples – this would increase the calorie count to about 150/17.5 per serving
  • Add 1 oz of sliced grapes to the celery, apples and walnut- this would increase the calorie count to about 155/17.5 per serving
  • Season with curry powder

What I love about this is it’s real food, not canned, and can be altered slightly for different tastes.  I can eat it over a handful of baby spinach and sliced cucumbers, or eat it right out of the container, or make a lettuce wrap with it.

It is tasty, meets my nutritional requirements and is quick and easy to make.  A sure WIN for me.

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