One of the great things about having a food blog, is people will tell me their recipes that they love and they think are “blog worthy!”
My Mom especially has thrown recipes my way, so I would like to post her recipe for Chicken salad she made! So, without further ado, here is my Mom’s post!
I just made the most yummy chicken salad, tried out a new recipe in the newspaper. it is DELISH!
2 poached chicken breasts, diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I use Kraft mayo with olive oil, it’s lower in calories, and only 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons pesto sauce (I have homemade in my freezer)
1 Fuji apple, peeled and diced
2 ribs celery, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I used half)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (used the Greek vinegar, so I cut this in half since it’s stronger)
Mixed baby greens
Combine chicken, mayo, pesto, apple and celery. Season with half the salt and pepper.
Whisk oil, vinegar and the remaining salt and pepper and toss with the greens.
Put the chicken salad on top of the greens. Yum yum yummy! You can also add slivered almonds on top.
With my substitutions, it’s only 260 calories per serving. The original recipe is 410!
Sounds like a great recipe Mom! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for figuring out a healthier version!!