We had this last night for dinner and I swear to you, it was DELICIOUS. I'm sure it will be come a Rhodes family staple from here on out.
Here is what you'll need:
-Medium/Large mixing bowl
Here are the ingredients:
-1 lb cooked chicken, shredded (I used a rotisserie chicken, easy peasy)
-2/3 cup grapes, halved
-1/2 cup chopped red onion
-1/2 cup Greek yogurt (this ingredient makes it non-fully-paleo bc greek yogurt is a form of dairy)
-1/4 cup sliced almonds
-1/3 cup dried cranberries
-1 lemon, freshly squeezed for the juice
-sea salt & fresh pepper
-1/2 cup diced apple (optional)
Here's what you do:
1.) Shred your chicken and put it in the mixing bowl
2.) Add all other ingredients (grapes, red onion, greek yogurt, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, optional apple)
3.) Stir together to combine.
4.) Either eat over lettuce or make a sandwich! We have found this amazing sprouted grain bread (pictured below) for a low carb, no flour version of bread
[Photos of Whole Process Below]
Step 1) Shred your chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken for quick prep time) Sometimes you gotta let others do the work for you!
Here's the deal with this bread: (info taken straight from their website)
- Source of Complete Protein - Rated 84.3% as efficient as the highest source of protein (comparable to that of milk or eggs)
- Contains 18 Amino Acids - Including all 9 essential amino acids
- Increased Digestibility - Sprouting breaks down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them easily.
- Increased Absorption of Minerals – Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors, so your body can more easily absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
- Increased Vitamin C - Sprouting produces vitamin C.
- Increased Vitamin B - Sprouting increases the vitamin B2, B5 & B6.
- Great source of Fiber - Combining sprouted grains and legumes gives a good amount of natural fiber in each serving.
- They use only freshly sprouted certified organic live grains.
- Their products are kosher.
- They use absolutely no flour. Studies have shown that grinding grains into flour increases the surface area upon which enzymes in the body can work to more. quickly convert starch into glucose.
- They don’t’ use any genetically modified organisms (GMO’s)
- They don’t use refined sugars. When sugar is refined and processed there are many harmful ingredients that are added to the sugar as a result. Instead, they use malted barley, a natural sweetener produced from sprouted barley, which is basically a carbohydrate comprised mostly of complex carbohydrates rather than the "sugar" carbohydrates.
- They don’t use anything artificial – no preservatives or shortenings.
- They use a unique slow-bake process to preserve the natural fiber and bran benefits of grains.
And a helpful hint, it's 100% better when toasted. We constantly have the regular bread and also the cinnamon raisin bread in our fridge at all times. Add a little coconut spread to the cinnamon raisin bread and you've got yourself a delectable breakfast treat! But anyway - back to this chicken salad. TRY IT. You won't regret it. Also - the great thing about chicken salad is you can almost add anything you want to it and it'll still be delicious! If you don't like one of my ingredients, sub it out for one of your favorites! A friend of mine, Kelly, commented on my instagram photo of this last night saying that she swaps out the red onions for celery. Or add both! You can completely customize this to your liking and if you stick with the Greek yogurt over the mayonnaise, you'll keep it healthy and light!