Sunday night – staring at Friday night’s carcass in the fridge. We bought an organic rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods and only ate half of it. Now it’s time to make the rest into chicken salad. So what else do I have in the fridge that needs to be used up quick? Some celery, green onions, plain yogurt, half a lime, one Gala apple. Perfect. I think this is going to work!
This is a no-mayo recipe; not that I’m against mayo, I just rarely have it on hand. Fortunately it’s possible to make tasty chicken salad without it. So let’s get started:
2-3 cups pulled or cubed chicken
1 green onion
1/2 c celery
1/2 c apple
1/4 c walnuts
3/4 c plain yogurt
juice of half a lemon or lime
2 tsp Herbs de Provence
1 TBSP mustard (dijon or spicy)
Salt and pepper
drizzle of olive oil
Mix everything together in a big bowl. Yessss! All those random about-to-expire items are now attractively reassembled and ready to serve. Love when that happens.
Come Monday, I’m going to have one delicious lunch!