Thursday, January 17, 2013

No Mayo Chicken Salad......

Confession: I have never eaten or even tried chicken salad in my 28 years of living.
Crazy I know, but mayo makes me want to vomit! 

So I was on the search for a chicken salad with a base other than mayonnaise.
Pinterest you came through and saved the day again.

It was pretty much love at first bite, and Todd took the rest down for dinner last night. It's healthy and delicious this = win win!

( I know that kinda looks funky, but i promise it's good)!

Chicken Salad

Makes 3 sandwiches
6 oz shredded chicken
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 green onion, sliced
2 small ribs celery, chopped
1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons soy sauce
squeeze of lemon juice
salt, to taste
Combine chicken through celery in a bowl. Mix dressing ingredients and pour over chicken mixture. Toss to coat. Serve!


  1. Oooooo. I have a super-picky friend who pretty much has problems with most foods, especially mayo. Can't wait to try this out on her!! Really, I'm just looking forward to tricking her, but we'll keep that a secret! Thanks a bunch, deff can't wait to try.

  2. True Story: I used to make chicken salad with a can of chicken, a dollop of ranch dressing and a sprinkle of lemon pepper. This was post college. I know, right. Matthew almost threw up the first time he walked into my pantry and asked what the can chicken was for. I just hated mayo. I think this recipe might actually work though :)

  3. Sounds good! I hate mayo too. I make a yummy version with mashed up avocados, lime juice, cilantro, and hot sauce (also off of Pinterest).

  4. I am going to have to try this. I am the same way with mayo and therefore I also have never eaten chicken salad. I hate it it when I am at a shower or party and everyone is raving over the chicken salad, haha.

  5. You are not living up to your Southern Roots! I thought all Southern ladies loved them some mayo! ;-). I definitely love me some mayo. In moderation, of course. This recipe looks delish! I'm all about Greek yogurt these days!

  6. I've never had curry before, is that weird? My mom hates mayo, too, so I'll be sending her this recipe! :)

  7. I am known for my Chicken salad..but this looks delish and healthy!!

  8. Thanks as I too can't stand mayo. I had made tuna with mustard, lemon juice, celery, pickles, red onion, and pickle juice.

  9. Yum! This looks amazing and I cannot wait to make it:) Mayo is not my thing, so I can totally relate.

  10. I can't stand mayo either! Thanks for the recipe! Sounds good!

  11. I love chicken salad but I'm always looking for a more healthy version- this sounds delicious!

  12. I love chicken salad, but this healthier version with yogurt looks delish! I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Agreed, mayo is my nemesis but I love ranch dressing, who knew? You should try the chicken salad at Newton Farms, best.chicken.salad.ever.

  14. I know this would defeat the whole idea behind the recipe, but I would love to try this with a little mayo in it! I love mayo!!

  15. Looks yummy! And similar to a chix salad recipe I make all the time from the blog Fly Through Our Window-check hers out too-sometimes I add the curry and sometimes I don't-can't wait to try yours!

  16. I love the olive oil mayo, but use Greek yogurt in my salads in addition to just a small dollop of mayo.