Light Chicken Salad is wonderfully creamy but is light on the mayonnaise for a healthy, slimmed down version of traditional southern chicken salad. For a low carb meal, serve on a bed of lettuce or with sliced cucumbers and red bell pepper.
To keep it super creamy without adding tons of fat and calories, I use a mixture of cottage cheese and mayonnaise. They get processed in a food processor to get rid of the lumps in the cottage cheese. The result is a smooth and creamy blend that makes a deliciously light chicken salad.
As an added bonus, the cottage cheese gives this Light Chicken Salad extra protein. Cottage cheese is a wonderfully versatile and healthy ingredient. Use it to add creaminess to other foods like Skinny Deviled Eggs. It also makes a great sub for sour cream in dips and casseroles.
Cottage cheese is a wonderful addition to a healthy diet.
For added flavor, this Skinny Chicken Salad has garlic powder, white pepper, paprika, celery, and red onion. You could also add a little hard boiled egg.
One serving of this Light Chicken Salad only has 128 calories.
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Light Chicken Salad
Light Chicken Salad is wonderfully creamy but is light on the mayonnaise for a healthy, slimmed down version of traditional southern chicken salad.
- 2 to 3 cups cooked and chopped white chicken meat
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/3 cup chopped celery
- 1/3 cup chopped red or sweet onion
Place chicken in a large bowl.
Process cottage cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and honey in a food processor until smooth.
Add to bowl with chicken. Stir in remaining ingredients.
If you desire a more chopped up texture, place half of chicken salad in processor and pulse a few times to grind it up and then mix back into the other half.
Note: Nutritional values are provided as a guideline only.