First, before I get into this recipe, I want to tell you about a great event that took place at my daughters’ school today.
I’m very fortunate because my employer offers a flexible workday so I was able to take part in this great event that is called the Family Marathon. Over the course of about 10 weeks, every student that participates logs miles that they run or walk until they get to a total of 25. Today they ran or walked the last 1.2 miles in front of all of the other cheering and hollering students, faculty and parents. The participating students received medals and a 26.1 Family Marathon car magnet. It is a very exciting event!
Ella and I ran together and she did an amazing job. She ran the entire way and only had to stop to get some water (which she dumped over her head) and tie her shoe. I’m a huge advocate of getting kids to exercise so I loved this event. The particpants were so excited and I know they all felt very proud of their big accomplishments. I know I was proud of them.
Here is a shot of Ella and me running our mile.
So, on to this chicken salad. You can make it pretty healthy depending on how you mix up the yogurt/mayo dressing. If you think you want all mayo it’s obviously not going to be as light If you like a little more yogurt and you use the lower fat variety it is going to be a bit lighter. I like it with about half yogurt/half mayo (which is how I wrote the recipe.)
I used some chicken that we grilled over the weekend. You could certainly use a rotisserie chicken, too.
I also wanted to give a shout out to Trader Joe’s for this bread. It is their White Whole Wheat Sliced bread and it is honestly some of the best bread I have ever had – especially toasted. One thing I have found about TJ’s breads is that they don’t last as long as other store bought breads because they don’t have all of the preservatives. We have been putting the loaf right into the freezer when we get it and then when we want a slice we pop it in the toaster. Have I mentioned how much I love Trader Joe’s before? I may have a problem actually.
So definitely try this easy chicken salad and if I haven’t said this enough times on this blog – go out and get some Thai Basil….add it to your herb garden next spring. If you don’t have any you could probably swap it out for cilantro or regular basil. But try to get some. You can also make this and this and this with it.
- 2 cups of chopped chicken
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 2 tablespoons low-fat yogurt
- 1 tsp curry powder (more if you really like Curry)
- 1 tablespoon orange chutney (or marmalade if you don't have chutney)
- Handful of Thai Basil - cut in a chiffonade
- dash of salt and pepper to taste
- To make your dressing combine the mayo, yogurt, curry powder and chutney. Whisk to combine and then pour over the chicken. Toss with the basil and then add salt and pepper to taste.