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- 1 lb skinless chicken or 4 skinless chicken halves, cooked
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
- 3⁄4 cup red seedless grapes or 3⁄4 cup green seedless grape
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts or 1⁄4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup plain nonfat yogurt or 1⁄4 cup low-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise or 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Cut cooked chicken into bite-sized cubes to fill 3 cups and place in large bowl.
- Add celery, pineapple, oranges, grapes and nuts.
- In small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise and lemon juice with a fork.
- Add the dressing to the chicken mixture and gently toss.
When I made this salad, I went right by the recipe before deciding if it needed anything different. I will definitely make it again as it was good, but a little bland. The change I will make next time is to add some spices to the chicken and grill it, to bring out the taste. I made the salad this morning and then let it chill all day, serving it for a light supper, with white wine. The next time I will add homemade bread, and if I want to get fancy serve it on a bed of lettuce. It is easy to make, and can be made a day ahead of time. This would also make a good potluck dish.
I love his recipe! Everything depends on what you are looking for. I wanted something healthy and easy. I buy the canned chicken breast and seaon it with celery salt first since I do love celery flavor but not the actual stalk texture. I also leave out the mayo and add flavored greek yogurt. Anyone can add what ingredients they like to improve it for them personally. Grilling the chicken is something I will try next time. It is a refreshing and easy recipe.
I was attracted to this receipe because of its ingredients, but was disappointed with the end result. I think the salad would be more flavorful with a CITRUS DRESSING. I will search for a citrus dressing and give it another try.