Although there is nothing wrong with a tablespoon of mayonnaise in your sandwich, some people just can’t stomach the flavor. I’ve made this recipe for those people. Enjoy!
No Mayonnaise Chicken Salad
A simple chicken salad with avacado dressing instead of mayo for sandwiches or wraps.
- 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Chicken (1 large chicken breast)
- 1 Cup Celery chopped
- 1 Cup Red Grapes sliced
- 3 Tablespoons Green Onions
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley chopped fine (or 1 teaspoon dry)
- 1 large Avocado
- 1/2 Cup Plain, Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Combine shredded chicken, celery, grapes, onions and parsley in a large bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a pastry blender or fork. Stir in the yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix until smooth. *See Notes*
Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and stir to incorporate well.
Serve chicken salad atop a bed of spinach or romaine lettuce on a whole wheat bagel or inside a wrap.
I found the best kitchen hack while making this. Short on time, I boiled one large chicken breast. Instead of shredding by hand, I threw the cooked chicken along with the dressing ingredients in my Bosch mixer with the whisks attached. After a quick whirl, I added the chopped veggies and parsley to the bowl to complete the chicken salad. So fast. So easy. So yummy. And fewer dishes! Also, I have added 1/4 Cup chopped walnuts for a little crunch and it's amazing.