Friday, August 7, 2009

Healthy Lunch Recipe: Pimento Chicken Salad

Chicken for me is a post weight loss surgery go-to. A quick and easy way to get a lot of protein in. I love chicken salads and I'm always trying to change things up a bit to make them new and exciting.

This chicken salad variation was super yummy. I served it on a bed of mixed greens. It would also be great in a low carb tortilla wrap or just on it's own. The pimento dressing makes a great veggie dip too. Pimentos are a sweet pepper you know those little red things that are in the center of Spanish green olives. You find them in 2 oz & 4 oz. jars in the olive section.

Rotisserie Chicken Easy Dinner Lunch Picnic Recipe
Shelly's Pimento Chicken Salad

2 Rotisserie Chicken Breasts, chopped
1 Cucumber, diced
1 stalk Celery, sliced
1/4 of a Red Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
1/2 cup Frozen Peas, steamed & chilled
2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts

Pimento Dressing
3 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 oz. jar Pimientos, drained
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Mix all salad ingredients together set aside. In a mini food processor (a post-op must have) whiz dressing ingredients till well combined.

Healthy Low Cab Lunch RecipesToss all ingredients together with dressing. Chill.

Healthy Low Carb Lunch Recipes
Low Carb Protein Picnic Recipes

Other Eggface Chicken Salad Recipes:

Shelly's Tropical Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chutney Chicken Salad
Shelly's BLT Chicken Salad
Shelly's Italian Chicken Salad
Shelly's Dilly Chicken Salad
Shelly's Crunchy Curry Chicken Salad
Shelly's Mexican Chicken Salad


rose said...

You are such an inspiration to me. I am almost one year post-op RNY and just starting the hardest part of maintaining and not going back to my "old way of life." I have learned a lot towards healthy cooking through your posts--thank you.

Diane said...

I have started using rotisserie chickens on a regular basis! What a quick, easy and inexpensive way to add yummy protein to ANY dish! Thanks for the recipes! I love the chicken pimento idea! Yum!

Angie said...

Stupid question... I know you have trouble with milk post-op (like me... that darn lactose). But you use Fage yogurt. When did you start trying that and did it upset your tummy?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Rose, Thank you for the lovely compliment :) Made my day.


Diane, Aren't they a lifesaver... especially on hot summer days. Gets you out of the kitchen fast :)


Angie, Fage hasn't given me "issues" and cheese really doesn't either so here's my ;) non-medical opinion as to why... I think it's the liquid milk... because the pouch has no pyloric valve it flows on through to the intestines too quickly, maybe? Well that and liquid milk I would tend to have more of than yogurt or cheese.