easy greek yogurt chicken salad sandwich

i saw this recipe a while ago and since i am planning a few parties coming up,
i thought i had better try this out! it’s such a perfect shower food addition.

my husband came home last night to a cleaned out fridge {don’t get excited, it had been 2 months!}
and an entire bowl of this stuff with sweet hawaiian rolls ready to put it on. {he LOVES hawaiian rolls.}

he was impressed, and he really liked it! he had about four of these slider-sized guys…
then wrapped some up in a tortilla to take to work. double-duty.

isn’t it gorgeous? like a pretty rainbow. we are trying to eat more colors around here,
and it helps lots. and it’s so pretty and yummy.
{posting on my instagram when we do with #eatyourcolors}

i never thought of adding greek yogurt to chicken salad, but it was great! adds a light tang and brightness that is perfect, and lightens it up a lot from the huge pile of mayo. i also used a rotisserie chicken from the store, so the chicken is already done, very flavorful, and has both light and dark meat, which i think adds a whole lot too…

i called cc at some point yesterday, when the toddler was in timeout for the 6th time for being a naughty dude, and i was gearing up to go to the store. we were out of diapers and formula, so i couldn’t wait… like i often do.

after a mini pep talk, i rounded the kids and went to the store to apparently load up lots on produce! it was not a great trip for said angry toddler, but we did it. and to reward myself, i put him to bed, and spent the next hour prepping veggies, and slowly, quietly, therapeutically, making this salad. worth it.

it would be great on a good ciabatta bread, or toasted bagel… excuse me while i go get another one real quick…

cc sat down after discovering all i had accomplished yesterday
and after a sweet look of amazement,
he rubbed my feet.
i about cried.
1/2 because of the foot-rub, and 1/2 because he really does love and appreciate what i do.
this morning, he left me a typed love note on my computer screen reminding me how happy he is to come home to me, especially when the house is a wreck and hair is in a bun.
{which happens 85% of the time.} man, i love that man.
here’s to hoping you have a lovely valentine’s day
with someone who treats you like he does me.
i’m so lucky.

 

easy greek yogurt chicken salad sandwich

easy greek yogurt chicken salad sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs cooked and cooled chicken {rotisserie or breast}, cubed
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • 1 1/2 cups grapes, halved
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled & sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayo {optional}
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8-10 small rolls or 6-8 large buns

what to do

1. combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss with your hands.

2. combine dressing ingredients in a separate bowl to add more lemon, mayo, garlic, or salt and pepper to your taste. then toss in with the salad until coated. serve on rolls, ciabatta, wrapped up in tortillas, or whatever you’d like!


recipe adapted from damn delicious

http://colormemeg.com/2014/02/easy-greek-yogurt-chicken-salad-sandwich.html


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About Meg

I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

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