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Chicken Salad with Yogurt Recipe in lettuce cups surrounded by apples and broccoli florets

Chicken Salad with Apples and Pecans

Summer Yule
Try this chicken salad with apples and pecans when you are looking for a satisfying but low-calorie dinner option. I’ve swapped out the mayo for non-fat Greek yogurt and the refined grain wraps for crispy butterhead lettuce leaves.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 415 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup apple, chopped small
  • ½ cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cherries, halved
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, chopped and toasted
  • 5.3 ounces Greek yogurt (150 grams) plain, unsweetened, non-fat
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 24 leaves butterhead lettuce (or similar lettuce)

Instructions

  • Mix the chicken, apple, broccoli, onion, cherries, and pecans together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Open the yogurt cup and stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, dill, black pepper, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Combine the chicken mixture with the yogurt mixture.
  • To make each "wrap," layer two butterhead leaves on top of each other. Using two leaves helps to prevent the delicate leaves from splitting while eating. You will have a total of 12 lettuce wraps or 6 per serving.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, put some chicken salad in the middle of each lettuce wrap. Try to get an even amount of salad distributed to each.
  • Enjoy this simple, delicious, and healthy meal!

Notes


This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). I know I said that I was going to bump all recipes with dried fruit to level 3. However, this is a low-calorie, high-protein meal that is packed with filling low-carb veggies for volume.
I definitely used meals like this to help me meet my fat loss goals. You are free to skip the small amount of dried cherries that I have included if you wish.
If my teen son had been home, I would have added whole grain wraps around the lettuce to make this a higher energy meal. I also could have tossed some more pecans and dried cherries into the mix. It’s not too difficult to modify the meals of different family members to meet everyone’s needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal
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