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Monday, January 4, 2010

Chicken Salad

My husband likes food but we are both really going to try and be healthier in the next year. We were at Costco and he said something about how he was craving some Chicken Salad, so I bought the Costco 6 pack (Kirkland brand). Here's my recipe, I usually just do it, but I actually measured it out for you all :)

This makes enough for probably 4 decent sized servings:

1/2 Granny Smith Apple (cored and finely diced, skin on)
2 stalks celery (finely diced)
1/4 cup brown onion (finely diced)
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 teaspoon sea salt (use only 1/2 teaspoon of iodized salt)
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon Honey
2 (12.5 oz cans) Canned Chicken Breast packed in water
1/4 cup of mayo or miracle whip
1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar

Add the apple, celery, mustard, salt and pepper and mix together.

Then add the honey, mayo and chicken and vinegar. Shred the chicken with a fork, and mix well. This takes a few minutes. This is not a super mayo rich recipe, but neither the husband nor I like mayo too much. It tastes better the next day after the flavors have melded together. I like to eat this as an open faced sandwich, I like the taste of the chicken salad without too much bread.

Cost Breakdown:
Chicken: $3.66 ($10.99 for a six pack)
Apple: $.50
Onion: $.50
Mayo: $.50
Everything else: $.50
Total: $6.16
Price/Serving: $1.54

Nutrition breakdown for the whole thing:
Mayo: 193 Calories; 19G Fat, 0 Fiber, 2G Protein
Chicken: 420 Calories; 7G Fat; 0 Fiber; 91G Protein
Apple/Celery and onion: 98 Calories; 0 Fat; 5G Fiber; 0 Protein
Honey: 85 Calories; 0 Fat; 0 Fiber; o Protein
Vinegar, mustard and salt, and pepper have virtually zero of anything
Total: 796 Calories; 26G Fat; 5G Fiber; 93G Protein
Total/Serving: 199 Calories; 6.5G Fat; 1.25G Fiber; 23.25G Protein