Crunchy Sweet Chicken Salad Sandwiches
These Crunchy Sweet Chicken Salad Sandwiches are packed with texture and great flavor. A wholesome but super satisfying lunch idea for people of all ages.
- 2 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast skin removed
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries chopped
- 1 stalk celery diced
- 1/3 cup red onion finely diced
- 1 zested and juiced lemon
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- sandwich bread or wraps
- 1 cup packaged broccoli slaw
Remove and discard the skin from the breast portion of the rotisserie chicken. Pull white breast meat from the chicken to a cutting board and use your hands to shred it. You should have approximately 2-1/2 cups shredded chicken. Reserve dark meat for another purpose.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 1/3 cup walnuts in a small baking dish and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle. Chop walnuts and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chopped dried cranberries, celery, red onion, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Add shredded chicken and chopped walnuts and mix until well combined.
Divide mixture between the sandwich bread or wraps. Top with some of the broccoli slaw. Serve immediately or place in an airtight container in a chilled thermal bag to send to school with your child for lunch.
Adapted from Foodnetwork.com
Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 438mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g