Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Healthy Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps


First of all, I'm SO SORRY it has taken me so long to get this recipe post up! When I did my "What I Eat in a Day" post a few weeks ago, I had an overwhelming amount of comments and emails from you guys requesting this healthy chicken salad recipe. I make a huge batch of this chicken salad at the beginning of the week and then eat it for lunch every day - it will last several days in the refrigerator. The best part is that it's FULL of flavor and yet still really healthy, since I use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and substitute lettuce wraps for the bread (although it would be equally delicious with bread). My mom was in Winston last week and I made her some for lunch... she said it was better than any restaurant version she's ever had!

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the recipe. Enjoy!

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Healthy Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Ingredients:
- 1 lb cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced apple (any kind! pick your favorite)
- 2/3 cup grapes, halved (I like red grapes, but green would be good too)
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Head of lettuce for the lettuce cups

Instructions:
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. (I usually cook the chicken on my George Foreman while I'm measuring out the other ingredients. When it's fully cooked, I'll shred the chicken and then combine everything together.) Add salt and pepper, to taste. Scoop chicken salad into lettuce cups.

This will make enough for me to eat 3 to 4 lunches per week. If you're making this chicken salad for a large group of people, I recommend doubling the recipe.

Please let me know how you like it!!
xoxo

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46 comments:

  1. It looks delicious, and I love your hair x
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  2. Such an easy recipe! I defintely give this a whirl : ) Thanks for shairng!

    Best,

    Candace
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  3. This is a fab recipe, thanks!
    Love,

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  4. I love how simple and healthy this is! I'll definitely be making these soon :-)


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  5. What a cute little outfit! I love swapping bread for lettuce... I do it with tacos all the time!

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  6. Looks super yummy! I agree ...bread would be better hahaha but lettuce is yuummy for wraps too! Will definitely try this recipe!

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  7. This sounds SO good! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelsey
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  8. Yummy yummy, I´ll try it!
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  9. These wraps look delicious! Love your top!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  10. This sounds really tasty! I also love what you are wearing, you look gorgeous! Sophie x

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  11. Great recipe! I'm not a big fan of mayo so subbing with greek yogurt sounds perfect!

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  12. Yayyy :) I thought you forgot about the recipe - thanks!
    Also, have you read any good books lately? I thought you posted a book on your snapchat not too long ago, but I can't remember what it was.

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  13. Yummm sounds delish! I'll be circling back to this one for sure!

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  14. Going to try this. It helps to shake up the regular lunch menu every now and then. This sounds great!

    How Gorgeous

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  15. Love your outfit!

    xo, Carey
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  16. Such an adorable post!! Love that top too!! XO

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  17. yummy

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  18. This is the perfect meal for summer! It is light, healthy, and a cold meal which I love since it is so hot here in Texas. Where'd you get your rug? It's so cute!

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  19. I swear grapes just completely make chicken salad!! Thanks for sharing this! Now I'm craving some for sure!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  20. This looks so yummy! I'm a huge fan of making things in bulk so I don't have to worry about it for the week!

    xo, Nina
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  21. Loving this off the shoulder top! Gorgeous! Loving this recipe! I love light and cold meals!

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  22. I need to try out this recipe! I love new healthy recipes :)

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  23. I need to try this healthy recipe! Looks delicious!

    xo,
    Caitlin
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  24. I have to try this! It looks so delicious! :)

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  25. Do you use full fat Greek yogurt, 2% or fat free? Thank you!

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  26. Do you use full fat, 2% or fat free Greek yogurt? Thank you!

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  27. Looks so delish! Gonna use this recipe for my meal prep next week! Thanks for sharing :)

    Jackie / www.thefreckledrunner.com

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  28. Mmm I love chicken salad wraps!

    Her Heartland Soul
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  29. I think should should do a post about your workout routine! Do you workout every day?:)

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  30. I make a very similar recipe I found on Pinterest and couldnt love it more!! THanks for sharing & love the outfit, per usual :)

    Have a great holiday weekend!
    xox | Tess
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  31. Great recipe! But unrelated to your post, I love your kitchen rug! Would you be able to let me know where you got it?!

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  32. Great recipe! Unrelated to your post, but I love your kitchen rug! Would you be able to let me know where you got it from?! Thank you :)

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    1. Hey Sydney, thanks for commenting! The kitchen rug is from Target :)

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  33. I love recipes like this that you can make ahead and use all week!

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  34. This looks really nice for a summer get together and very easy to make! Great idea and the outfit is pretty. I love the off-shoulder look with the white pants, especially the pattern of your top really pops against the light colours.

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  35. I adore your blog! And, now, you're giving us healthy recipes, too and looking great while cooking. What next, Caitlin?! :-) Keep up the great work!

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  36. That sounds so healthy will definitely give it a shot.
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  37. Seems so delicious
    Xoxo
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  38. Love this!! Looks delicious! I'm just starting out a blog.... I was wondering what website you used to create yours? It's adorable by the way!
    Thanks!! Avery

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  39. Just made this and wow! It's so amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

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