Curry, Tarragon & Cherry Chicken Salad
Chicken is one of the most popular protein choices for gym enthusiasts. That being said, there is no need to eat plain old boring chicken that has no taste. If you want to eat healthy meals packed full of flavor, then this chicken salad recipe is just what you were looking for. Chicken salad is a popular yet simple dish that became a staple in the south. On that note, with a simple twist, you can transform a classic chicken salad into this amazing curry, tarragon, and cherry chicken salad recipe. With this recipe, you are reducing the saturated fat intake without losing any of the flavors.
To begin with, you will need about 1.5 pounds of raw chicken breast. Additionally, prepare two-thirds of a cup of lie safflower mayonnaise, one-third cup of Greek yogurt and make sure it is 2% fat, one cup of chopped celery, two-thirds of a cup of sliced almonds, two-thirds of a cup of naturally dried cherries. For herbs and spices, put aside 5 tablespoons of freshly chopped tarragon and one teaspoon of curry powder. Lastly, as always salt and pepper to taste.
To prepare the recipe, start with a large pot of boiling water. Carefully place in your chicken breasts and cook them no longer than 15 minutes but make sure they are no longer pink in the middle. Once it is done, put it aside to cool before you slice it into smaller chunks. When sliced, place the chicken into a bowl and in the fridge for a minimum of 45 minutes. After that, take out the chicken and add the rest of the ingredients. Toss together until everything is combined to your liking. That is it, all you have to do now is enjoy this delicious and healthy cherry chicken salad or share it with your friends and family.
Ingredients for up to 6 servings:
- 1.5lb raw chicken breasts
- 2/3 cup lite safflower mayonnaise (I used Hain)
- 1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 2/3 cup sliced almonds
- 2/3 cup naturally dried tart cherries
- Herbs and spices:
- 5 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- sea salt & pepper to taste
Boil water in a large pot (or deep pan) and toss in raw chicken breasts. Allow the chicken breasts to cook for about 12-15 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked with no more raw, pink areas.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the water and allow it to cool so that you can cut it into small pieces. Chop the chicken into smaller pieces, places the pieces in a bowl and place the chicken in the refrigerator to chill for at least 45 minutes.
In a large bowl, add chilled chopped chicken and toss in the rest of the ingredients. Mix it together using a spatula and season to taste.
Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings:
*** To further reduce the amount of calories, you can: a) use less safflower mayonnaise and more Greek yogurt; 2) reduce or remove the almonds; 3) use less dried tart cherries.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!