Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apple Poppyseed Chicken Salad Wrap





I kept seeing the giveaways for the Girards Dressings.  They all intrigued me but I couldn't find them at the grocery store.  I would find maybe one or 2.  The one I really wanted was the apple poppyseed, but it was no where to be found!

I finally won these awesome Girards Dressings!! I have Chaya from Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog and My Sweet and Savory to thank!!  If you haven't checked out her sites, do it now. 

I'll wait.



So the first thing I made was a chicken salad with the apple poppyseed.  I pretty much love chicken salad and could eat it every day.

Seriously.


I went to their website and pretty much used the recipe that was on the site.  I made a couple of changes though.  I actually made this a couple of weeks ago. I think I used extra apple, I don't remember.  You can pretty much throw in what sounds good to you.  Raisins or craisins would be good.  I think I would add less walnuts next time as they are really high in calories.  But they sure were tasty!

It turned out super good!  Not a super low calorie chicken salad but one that I would make again.  I could cut calories by dropping the tortilla and just having it as a lettuce wrap.  I think I ate the whole thing. Not in one night but over the week with lunches. Chicken salad this good isn't something that you share! 

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Chicken & Waldorf Salad Wraps
Adapted from Marzetti.com

1 lbs chicken
1/2 cup mayonaisse, light
1/2 cup Girards Apple Poppyseed Dressing
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 large apple, I used Fuji (I MIGHT have used 2, I don't remember)
2 ribs celery
1/2 cup grapes, halved
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
8 - 100 calorie whole wheat tortillas
Lettuce

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and combine in a baggie with 1/4 cup Apple Poppyseed dressing.  Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes or several hours.

Cook chicken and shred or cut into chunks and cool. 

Whisk together the mayonnaise, apple poppyseed dressing, lemon juice and salt and pepper.  Toss with apple, celery, grapes, green onions and walnuts.  Mix with chicken and serve on tortillas with lettuce.

Total calories = 3138 calories
8 servings = 392 calories per wrap

2, oh yes 2 Apple Poppyseed Chicken Salad Wraps = 784 calorie dinner

More chicken salad recipes you might like!

Zesty Adobo Chicken Salad Wraps

Tropical Chicken Salad

Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Wraps


Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

15 comments:

  1. Looks good, I might drop the walnuts and put in water chestnuts for crunch.

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  2. This really looks good enough to eat. My mouth is watering. Diane

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  3. This looks good. I also focus on "mostly" healthy options over at Real Food for Real Life. Take a look...I think you might find some stuff you like! (Ignore the most recent recipe...delectable, but not healthy!)
    http://web.me.com/decanio/Real_Food_for_Real_Life/Main_Menu/Main_Menu.html

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  4. This looks so good! I love poppyseed dressing so much that I think I could drink it :) I hope to try this soon!

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  5. I'm love Thursday's b/c I get to see what great healthy recipes you link-up. This one looks wonderful and I've been trying to make my own dressings. I'm sooo excited to try this. Have a great day!

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  6. I love chicken salad, and with the poppyseed dressing, this sounds awesome! I used the apple poppyseed in my carrot cake muffins and in the cream cheese frosting, and it was so good! The dressings are super-versatile.

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  7. That apple poppy seed dressing sounds divine!

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  8. This sounds good. I have never seen the dressing in stores either.

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  9. damn debs. this is insanely delicious looking! i might have to make this!

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  10. I love chicken salad too, especially when you can make it so many different ways and put it on so many different things. This one sounds good! A winner!

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  11. That looks really good Debbi - love Fuji apples, I use them for just about anything that calls for apples - they are always so sweet!

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  12. I win a Girard's giveaway, too... I haven't opened any of them yet because i want to "save" them for the right thing LOL... this looks like a winner!

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  13. I love chicken salad! Especially with cranberries and poppy seeds! This has me craving...

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  14. Oh yes! This looks awesome. It's making me hungry just reading the post.

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