Canned Chicken Salad Recipe with No Mayo
Most chicken salad sandwiches consist of common ingredients, including:
- Mayonnaise or salad dressing
- Sometimes grapes
In most cases, one sandwich would be around 500 calories. This isn’t too bad, but what if we could do better? What if we could reduce the number of calories and carbohydrates while also packing on the protein? Now that would be a meal!
Intro to a Healthier Canned Chicken Salad Recipe
The first thing we can address is the bread. Most bread is high in calories and carbs. While I do not preach removing bread completely, I do try to limit its use when possible.
The second thing we can replace is the mayo. While mayo is fairly low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, there is very little protein.
For this reason, I like to use plain Greek yogurt since the protein levels are quite high. I also add a little sour cream for the tang and hot brown mustard to spice it up a bit.
For added flavor, I like a little cilantro and fresh chimes. There’s just something about the combination. Maybe it’s the crisp, clean taste and aroma that they create.
Mmmmm! It’s making me hungry just describing it. Some spinach around the outer edge gives it a little more crunch.
When combined with the yogurt and sour cream the balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing has an almost citrus or acidic taste. It really is a great complement to the overall flavor profile.
The last part of the construction is provolone. My husband calls me “The Cheese Bandit” because of my obsession with all things cheese. He’ll go buy cheese at the store and the next morning his cheese has been mysteriously abducted during the night.
The Cheese Bandit strikes again! Muahahahahaha!
Wash This Chicken Salad Down with an Ice Cold Drink
My mother would serve her chicken salad with fresh-squeezed lemonade in the summertime. I still love an ice-cold glass with my chicken salad wraps but a nice pinot grigio or chardonnay is an excellent complement to this wonderful dish.
Pro Tip: Chicken salad traditionally has a tangy taste. If you want to reduce the tanginess slightly reduce the sour cream and yogurt amounts to your liking.
Canned Chicken Salad Recipe | Healthy Chicken Wrap Alternative
This chicken salad wrap recipe is a wonderful summertime meal. Eat it outside on hot summer days while sipping a glass of lemonade. Even better the recipe is low on carbs and calories.
Cuisine Chicken Salad Wrap
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Healthy Chicken Wrap Ingredients
3 Flatout light flatbread
3 cans of canned chicken drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons of red onion
2 celery sticks finely chopped
2 tsp of greek yogurt
2 tsp of sour cream
2 tablespoons of diced tomato
1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
1/2 tablespoon of chopped chives
1 tsp of spicy brown mustard
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of black pepper
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 slice of provolone cheese
Healthy Chicken Wrap Instructions
1) In a bowl, combine red onion, celery, tomato, yogurt, sour cream, cilantro, chives, salt, pepper, spicy brown mustard and salad dressing.
2) Stir thoroughly.
3) Drain and rinse the canned chicken.
4) Incorporate and stir the chicken into the mixture.
5) Using a Flatout flatbread top with spinach and cheese.
6) Top with chicken salad mixture.
7) Fold opposing ends of the flatbread in about a 1/2 inch and then roll from the other side.
8) Slice and serve
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