A few years back I was searching for a tasty chicken salad recipe that didn’t contain mayonnaise. Commercial mayo, even the best-quality out there, can sometimes upset my tummy. I happened on a blog called “Iowa Girl Eats”….and this fantastic chicken salad made with yogurt. You can change up the basic ingredients as you like, but I wouldn’t mess with the dressing 🙂 The curry powder and tamari (soy sauce) give it a unique flavor that is not overtly Asian. I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this!
Basic Chicken Salad Ingredients
*6 ounces of cubed or shredded cooked quality chicken breast
*1/3 cup of dried cranberries or raisins (or substitute with fresh apple or pear cubes)
*1/4 cup of sliced almonds (or any other nut of choice)
*2 green onions, chopped
*2 ribs of celery, chopped (and/or chopped red bell pepper)
*1/2 cup plain, full-fat Greek or regular yogurt (regular yogurt will produce a thinner dressing)
*1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
*2 teaspoons of tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
*squeeze of fresh lemon juice
*sea salt, to taste
Directions: Combine all non-dressing ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over chicken until all ingredients are thoroughly coated. Chill if you like…but I rather like the flavors room temp! Enjoy with a small green salad or bread product.
Thanks to Kristin Porter at www.iowagirleats.com 🙂