We are opening up a whole can of worms today.
Because everyone, their grandma and even their DOG has an opinion on chicken salad. Should it have nuts? Should it have fruit? What about the dressing? Runny or super thick and creamy?
I think the only that that we can agree on is that there shouldn’t be any worms involved amIright? I’m not even going to try to disguise it as my usual “extra protein….?”
We’re just not going to go there.
BUT, we are however going to go FACE first into the creamiest chicken salad of ALL the land. The kind that your inner-pre-judgey-only-eat-chicken-salad-one-certain-way will be ALL ABOUT.
Even though there are no usual suspects. Thasss right. No grapes. No mustard, and no celery. ß Is that not the most pointless vegetable on the planet? It’s ONLY good with peanut butter and chocolate. Which kind of defeats the whole CRUNCHY, FRESH, HEALTHY thang that it supposedly has going on.
On the topic of things that are good for your body, this chicken salad is made with GREEK YOGS. AKA YOGURT aka perfectly creamy-tangy dressing that justsohappens to have Z-E-R-O fat and ALL the protein.
I’ll let you have a moment of silence for beloved grandma Bettie’s mayonnaise COVERED chicken salad that you spent happy days eating on her porch swing when you were just a wee little tyke.
AAAND moment done. We don’t dwell on the past. It’s about moving FORWARD.
Or moving behind, or to the side or up or down. Whatever. Just as long as you’re moving (really quickly) to a big bowl overflowing with tender pieces of herb-infused shredded chicken that are all mixed up with tangy artichoke hearts, sweet sun-dried tomatoes, vibrant bursts of fresh lemon and crunchy pine nuts.
Did you just read that paragraph? Creamy, sweet, tangy. Crunchy, VIBRANT. FRESH.
This chicken salad has your taste buds dancing right out of your HEAD.
Maybe you should pick those up before someone steps on them.
You PROBABY already figured out that this Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad is far from typical. BUTTTT, if you didn’t read anything and you’re just here for the food, well, I FEEL YA.
But then you wouldn’t have even read that anyway. Whatever.
I’m just trying to tell you that this bowl of protein-deliciousness if like a trip to the Mediterranean between two slices of bread. OR lettuce, if chicken salad cups are more your thang.
OR, on ONE slice of bread, if your fancy-person-self wants to make a hoity-toity chicken salad crostini.
Your noggins have been opened to a WHOLE NEW WORLD (cue Disney music) of salad eating.
The possibilities, my friends, they are endless.
Just don’t tell Grandma Bettie.
Le Creuset 3-quart Stainless Steel Saucepan
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls