Friday, December 18, 2015

Lunch Box: Greek-Style Chicken Salad

I have become a big fan of picking up rotisserie chicken at the store to speed up the prep of dishes like soup and enchiladas.  Here, shredded rotisserie chicken is mixed into a creamy sauce to create a tasty chicken salad.  Chopped dried cherries and pickled onions jazz things up flavor wise - you could also add chopped fresh herbs for even more flavor.  What makes this chicken salad extra fun is what you serve with it.  Rather than making a sandwich that might get soggy by lunchtime, pack your container half-full with fresh veggies, and pack a pita chips on the side.  Use the chips for dipping at lunch for maximum crunch!

Greek-Style Chicken Salad (adapted from Cooking Light)
Serves 2

3 T mayonnaise
2 T plain Greek yogurt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
1 heaping cup shredded rotisserie chicken
2 T minced maple pickled onions or minced shallots
1/4 cup minced dried cherries
To serve: sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and pita chips

Stir together the mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and black pepper.  Add the chicken, onions, and cherries and gently stir to combine.  Divide between two lunch containers, and add cucumbers and cherry tomatoes on the side.  Pack pita chips in a separate container or bag so they don't get soggy.

Previous lunch box dishes: Bleu Apple Salad * Quinoa Salad with Tofu, Fresh Corn, Scallions, and Cashews * Lentil-Quinoa Yoga Bowl * Fennel-Potato Soup with Black Beans * Green and Yellow Vegetable Soups * Lemon-y Barley Salad * Asian-Style Split Pea Soup

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