Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

My husband recently requested chicken salad sandwiches for a lunch at the lake. I haven't made chicken salad before because I don't like a lot of the fillers that people put in them. I found a simple recipe which I modified to be healthier and everyone LOVED it, including me! To make it healthier, omit mayo and use 3/4 cup yogurt. Also the bread makes a big difference in how healthy these are. My husband likes it on a croissant but I like it on a hearty bread. One last thing, you will need more or less ingredients depending on the size of your chicken. I used a pretty small chicken so adjust accordingly.

1 whole cooked rotisserie chicken
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup small-diced celery (about 2 stalks)
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves
   or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Bread of choice
Green Salad

Remove meat from chicken and shred or chop into bite-sized pieces. Place the chicken in a bowl and add the mayo, yogurt, tarragon, celery, salt and pepper. Toss well.

Spread chicken mixture on bread. Top with salad leaves and enjoy!

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