I have a friend I met through Weight Watchers that is now a Beach Body Coach. She posted a recipe for a very yummy looking chicken salad. I know that chicken salad can be high in points because it is usually dressed in a mayonnaise-type dressing. When I saw that this was made with Greek yogurt, I was all on board with trying it out. However, when I calculated the points of the dressing as per the measurements of the recipe, it was a whopping amount as well. I know the honey has sugar in it but apparently so does the seasoned rice vinegar I planned to use. Plus, even thought olive oil is a good fat per WW guidelines, oil is very pointy.
I ended up playing around with the amount of items I put into the dressing until I was satisfied with the points. I ended up getting three servings of chicken salad for 9 SPV each.
For my chicken salad I cooked some chicken breasts in the crockpot and then shredded them. Does anybody else feel like cooking chicken this way yields the same consistency as tuna? I have a time or two. Anyway, I also felt my recipe could have used more grapes, apple and celery. After all, this is the “free” foods so you might as well bulk it up. I used nine ounces of cooked shredded chicken.
For the dressing, my modifications:
½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
1.5 T Dijon mustard
1T raw honey
1.5 T seasoned rice vinegar
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil *I can’t remember but I think this is how much I used
Instead of serving my chicken salad over lettuce, I ate it straight from the container. It was good and is a nice boost of protein. After three days of chicken salad though, I was ready for something else. I liked it but I might need to play around with the dressing amounts a little more.