This chicken salad is so good! It’s my “go-to” and it’s perfect to make on the hot days of summer. My mom’s wonderful housekeeper, Dina, created this recipe. She makes it for my mom almost every week. My husband and I tasted it while visiting and we were hooked. I did make some skinny modifications like using light mayo and only using white meat chicken. Each ½ cup serving has only 112 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 2 Green.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
4 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken breasts from a store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken.(skin removed), see shopping tips
3 large hard-boiled eggs, grated
½ cup carrots, diced small
⅓ cup celery, diced small
⅓ cup onions, sweet variety, minced
½ cup Best Foods/Hellman’s light mayonnaise
A little salt and lemon pepper or black pepper, to taste
1. Remove skin from chicken and diced chicken breast. If desired use dark meat, too.
2. In a large bowl, add the chicken and all of the remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine.
3. This will safely keep in your refrigerator for 3-5 days. This recipe can easily be cut in half or doubled if needed.
Makes 5 cups total Each serving, ½ cup or more, as desired
Most supermarkets sell cooked rotisserie chicken. My market sells 3 kinds. Lemon/Pepper chicken, regular and even an organic, vegetarian feed with no hormones. That’s what I used. They do vary in size. This recipe calls for 4 cups of diced chicken breasts. Since I only use the white meat, create another skinny meal with the leftover dark meat. Or, freeze the dark meat for a later use.
This recipe is very flexible. I included the amount of carrots, celery, and onions I like. You can add more or add less, to your liking.
I like to serve this chicken salad as an open-faced sandwich. Spread 1 slice of Milton’s multi-grain bread or your favorite bread with yellow mustard. Spread 1/2 cup of chicken salad on top of the mustard. Top the sandwich with sliced tomato. So yum!
To create a main course salad, prepared a mixed greens and veggies salad and toss with my skinny ranch. Top the salad with 1 scoop of chicken salad.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 1-Blue
WW SmartPoints 2-Green
WW Points Plus 3
|SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup
112 calories, 6g fat, 1g sat. fat, 92mg chol, 12g prot, 2g carb, 155mg sod, 0g fiber, 1g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
28 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 0g sugar