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Lemony Chicken Salad With Red Grapes

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chicken-salad.jpgI saw this recipe in my inbox this morning from Relish Magazine and had to make it.  I had leftover rotisserie chicken, and just purchased some green grapes which I figured would do the trick.  Now just to put it all together. It was very simple, the dressing had a nice tang with the red wine vinegar.  I would likely next time leave out the basil. I didn’t like the flavor combined with the sweet.  I also used lowfat yogurt and low fat mayonnaise to reduce the fat calories, previously 10 grams of fat down to 3.65. Quite the savings.

2-3 chicken breasts, approx. 1 lb.
juice from one lemon
fresh thyme (optional)
salt and pepper
garlic 1 clove minced

Mix chicken, lemon juice and thyme together and refrigerate for 30 min. Remove from refrigerator; season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken 5-8 minutes per side or till cooked through. Cool and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

3/4 cup low fat yogurt
3 Tbsp. low fat Mayonnaise
1/4 cup celery diced
1/4 cup green apple diced
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. Basil
1/2 cup seedless grapes halved

Combine all ingredients and add chicken, refrigerate for 10 min.  Cut pitas in half and fill with chicken salad mix. Enjoy!


About heylaydee

An average cook, an enthusiasm for experimenting and trying new things, is the reason for this blog. That and I found myself in the “empty nest” syndrome and needed an outlet. So I picked up the camera that was collecting dust, got out the pile of recipes, contacted friends and family for their favorites and starting cooking again. What could be better than a glass of wine, a hot stove, and creativity? Come along for the ride. I will be blogging about food, family, and anything else that inspires me.

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