Does chicken salad count as a comfort food? I feel so good when I eat it. It might have something to do with the fact that I've been served chicken salad by multiple grandmothers--not just my own.
This is a classic recipe, tweaked only by the addition of Greek yogurt. And I do love mayo. But I think you'll find (as I have) that the subtle tart kick from the yogurt is nice. And balanced well by the other ingredients.
"You can always do a half & half mix of mayo and Greek yogurt if you absolutely can't give up your mayo in chicken salad. Still good!"
Notes: Greek yogurt is FAGE'.
GREEK YOGURT CHICKEN SALAD
Ingredients: 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken, generous 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 celery stalk, 2 green onions, 1/3 cup golden raisins, 1/3 cup walnut pieces, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper.
1. Chop celery and green onions (white and green parts), finely. Add to a bowl with chicken, walnuts and raisins, toss to distribute.
2. In a small bowl, stir the yogurt with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3. Add spiced yogurt to chicken mixture and mix well. Store covered in refrigerator up to 5 days.