As a ginormous fan of chicken salad, I am always on the look out for a good recipe. I also love to try to make it as healthy as possible.
I took this gorgeous salad from Stone Creek Market and subbed some of the mayo for greek yogurt and used light mayo and light sour cream. The results were fantastic! I loved it! It was light and refreshing and super delicious!
Tropical Chicken Salad
Adapted from Stone Creek Market
1 8 oz. package of shell shaped pasta, cooked, rinsed and drained, (I used gluten free)
2 cups cooked/shredded chicken or you can use drained chicken from the can
1 8 oz. can drained pineapple, I used chunks but cut them (save the juice for dressing)
1 10 oz. can drained mandarin oranges, I gave them a rough chop
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1/2 cup of your choice of chopped nuts (walnut, pecan, cashew)
Cook, rinse, drain and cool pasta. In a large bowl combine all above salad ingredients.
Mix dressing in a separate bowl:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
2-3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice (to thin dressing)
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
Add dressing to pasta salad, fold in to blend. Cover salad and chill for at least 2 hours.
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