I am always looking for recipes that last for more than one meal. This one I created a few years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. Not only is it easy to make, but versatile and healthy. Make this recipe for yourself or for a side or main dish for a luncheon or shower.
Approx 1 lbs. cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
2 stalks of chopped celery
1 chopped apple
½ small chopped red onion
½ c. dried cranberries
½ c. slivered almonds
Approx. 1 c. low-fat mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix well and chill.
A few notes:
For the chicken – I boil boneless skinless chicken breasts in a water/chicken broth mixture. You can also use the microwavable Tyson cubed chicken.
I typically use any type of green apple, but in the fall, use whatever you’ve picked at the orchard!
Mayo made with olive oil is a great lower fat mayo alternative. When adding the mayo, start with ½ cup and keep adding mayo until it reaches your desired consistency.
You can substitute grapes for apples and/or pecans or walnuts for almonds.
Serve it on a bed of lettuce, toasted bread, a croissant or baguette, or eat it by itself!
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