Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is the perfect go-to salad for sandwiches, in a tortilla or lettuce wrap, or on top of a green salad. We lightened up this favorite by replacing half the mayonnaise with fat-free, plain Greek yogurt.

Serving size

1

Makes

8

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup red seedless grapes, halved

¼ cup red onion, drained and rinsed after soaking in ice water for 10 minutes, finely diced

¼ cup celery, diced

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped

½ cup plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup low fat mayonnaise

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard

2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

8 iceberg lettuce leaves

Nutrition Info

Makes:Serving size: 1

Calories

113

Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

<1 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

42 mg

Carbohydrates

8 g

Sugar

7 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

15 g

Sodium

145mg

Calcium

23 mg

Phosphorus

144 mg

Potassium

244 mg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rub the oil over the chicken breasts and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F using an instant-read thermometer. If you don’t have a thermometer, check that the thickest part of the chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Remove the chicken from the oven. When cool, chop into bite size pieces. You will need 3 cups.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss together the chicken, grapes, onion, celery, pepper, dill, and parsley. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, mustard, and lemon juice. Add to the chicken and mix gently until combined.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  8. To serve, spoon ½ cup of the chicken salad into the center of each lettuce leaf.

 

Recipe contributed by Akebia

Onions are soaked in cold water to reduce their strong flavor. The cold water keeps the onion super crunchy, while the sulfur compounds that give onion its pungent, harsh flavor will fade in the water.