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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mom's Chicken Salad

Today was warm and rainy, and it made me think of a comfort food that is a healthy, cold dish.  My mom's chicken salad.

Serves Four (or leftovers for two people):


3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup sliced red grapes
1 small can water chestnuts (chopped)
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
3/4 cup low fat mayonnaise (use at discretion)
1 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp seasoning salt
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Romaine (optional)
Croissants (optional)

To Make:

Season chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (until cooked thoroughly).  Let cool, then cut up into small pieces, shredding some.  Mix in mayonnaise, seasonings, grapes, water chestnuts, almonds, lemon, and celery.

Serve over a bed of romaine, or make sandwiches with croissants.


  1. hey, i'm a health nut too and it is sooooo hard to find good healthy recipes. i just wanted to say i made your chicken salad recipe and it was totally awesome. keep the recipes coming!!!!

  2. this sounds really yummy! I am definitely going to try it. thanks:)

  3. I just made this last night and I put the cooked chicken in a food processor to shred it finely. It was so delicious and tender!