Prep Time: 20 mins
A summery chicken salad with a pop of color and flavor makes a healthy, tasty dinner for the whole family. Packed with arugula, red onion, celery, shredded chicken and of course, blueberries, this recipe also includes a tangy DIY Greek yogurt dressing that will satisfy your taste buds without ruining your waistline. The best bit? It’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Plus, don’t miss out on Fresh Express Salad on sale this week.
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil, torn
12 oz skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 3 cups)
1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbs honey
2 1/2 Tbs fresh lemon juice, divided
6 oz fresh blueberries
1 (5 oz) pkg baby arugula
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine first 4 ingredients in medium bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine yogurt, honey and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in small bowl, stirring with whisk. Add yogurt mixture to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir in blueberries.
Place arugula, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in bowl; toss to coat. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 6 plates. Top each serving with about 3/4 cup chicken salad.
Calories Per Serving: 135, Fat: 4 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 33 mg, Sodium: 242 mg, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 15 g
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Why You Should Go Greek
Yogurt’s tangier and thicker cousin has several differences aside from taste and texture. First, it has twice the protein of regular yogurt and about three times the saturated fat. It is lower in sodium and carbohydrates – roughly half that of regular yogurt – and usually has less sugar. It makes for a more filling and satisfying snack or meal, plus you skip all the sugar and salt.
Healthier Greek Yogurt Substitutes
While we’re talking about the health benefits of Greek yogurt, it’s worth noting that it can be used as a substitute for less-than-healthy ingredients like mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk. You can make all of your favorite recipes healthier – and often times tastier – by using Greek yogurt. Need some ideas? You can use yogurt as a substitute in baking (batter and frosting), pasta sauces, dips, cheesecake, smoothies, popsicles and pancakes, or ranch dressing, twice-baked potatoes, potato salad – even soup!