Traditionally I don’t incorporate fruit into dinner. You may disagree, but for me fruit is more of a breakfast, lunch, or snack food. While this recipe works best as a lunch, I think it made for a delicious and filling dinner as well. The best part of this is that it’s loaded with lean protein, fiber, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Another major plus, if you slow cook the chicken while you’re at work, this will take 10-15 minutes to prep when you get home, with very limited dishes. Healthy AND quick, that is a huge win for me!
Chicken Waldorf Salad– adapted from EatingWell
3 cups [about 1 lb] chicken breast, cooked & shredded (*see step 1)
1 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 medium gala apple, diced
1 cup red grapes, halved
1 cup celery, diced
2 tbsp. chopped walnuts, unsalted
2 tbsp. reduced fat crumbled feta cheese
6 oz fresh mixed greens
salt and pepper to taste
- Slow cook chicken on LOW for 8 hours. Like I said, set this up while you’re working and you’ll be ready to go when you get home! Don’t have a slow cooker? Simply bake in a 350 F oven for 30 minutes. Once cooked, shred chicken.
- Combine yogurt, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Mix until combined.
- Add chicken, apple, grapes, celery, walnuts and cheese to bowl. Mix until combined and add a little salt and pepper to taste. Divide into 4 equal portions and serve over equal portions of mixed greens.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 349 calories, 10g fat, 17g carbohydrate (3g fiber), 48g protein