Sorry it’s been a little while since I blogged a recipe, I’ve been so busy…which made me think of this recipe because it’s super easy, something you can throw together for yourself or your whole family when your time is limited, but you want something healthy as well. This is definitely a favorite go-to recipe for me and it’s even tastier a day or two after you make it when the seasonings have a chance to really seep in. So let’s get cookin’.
Makes 6 servings
2 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts – (I often cook the chicken ahead of time, as I did here for this recipe instruction)
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
6 washed red or butter leaf lettuce leaves
12 slices whole wheat bread or 6 whole wheat buns, split
Gather ingredients. As mentioned, I cooked the chicken the night before, but you can cook it whenever you like. (FYI…I was a little excited about blogging a recipe again so I mistakenly did not photograph the dried cranberries, white pepper, lettuce leaves or bread. But I trust you know what those look like 😉
1. Slice celery
2. Slice chicken into cubes
3. Add chicken, cranberries and celery to medium to large bowl and set aside
4. Chop shallots
5. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, shallots, tarragon, salt and pepper in small bowl
6. Pour yogurt/mayonnaise mixture onto chicken, celery and cranberries that you set aside. Mix lightly
7. Place lettuce leaves on bread or buns. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over lettuce leaves and enjoy!
If you are watching your carbs, you can easily substitute the bread for a bed of lettuce. I’ve eaten it many times as a regular salad and it’s equally as good!
As I mentioned, this is one of my favorite easy lunch recipes so I hope you and your family like it as much as we do! And as always…if you try this recipe please come back and share your thoughts.
Have a Fab You Bliss day!