• Chicken Salad with Green Apple Recipe

    I make this Chicken Salad with Green Apple on a weekly basis, and it’s one of my favorite quick but filling and satisfying lunches.

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    What makes it come together in just minutes is using the meat off a chicken I’ve roasted up during my weekly cook-up. I just strip some of the meat off the chicken, chop it up, toss it with some crunchy veggies – and in this case, some green apple for a hint of sweetness – and mix in a bit of homemade mayo for a creamy texture.

    Though this recipe serves one, it’s easy to scale it up and make a big batch for the week ahead.

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    The key is to use veggies that provide a textural contrast to the soft chicken. One of my favorite variations of this is to use red cabbage, carrots, and tender sugar snap peas as the base. Sometimes instead of using lemon juice as the acidic component, I’ll substitute white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Once you know how to treat this recipe as a template, the world becomes your oyster. The combinations are virtually endless!

    Chicken Salad with Green Apple Recipe

    Preparation 10 mins 2017-03-28T00:10:00+00:00
    Cook Time 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00
    Serves Serves 1     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 6 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
    • 1 celery stalk, chopped
    • 1/2 carrot, cut into matchsticks
    • 1/2 green apple, cored and chopped
    • 2 large kale or collard leaves, stem removed and sliced
    • Large handful fresh parsley, chopped finely
    • 1-1/2 tbsp homemade mayo
    • Juice of a lemon
    • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

    Instructions

    Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until the mayo coats everything evenly. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

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    Chicken Salad with Green Apple Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com
    Chicken Salad with Green Apple Recipe
    Prep time:
    Total time:
    Serves: Serves 1
    Ingredients
    • 6 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
    • 1 celery stalk, chopped
    • 1/2 carrot, cut into matchsticks
    • 1/2 green apple, cored and chopped
    • 2 large kale or collard leaves, stem removed and sliced
    • Large handful fresh parsley, chopped finely
    • 1-1/2 tbsp [url href=”http://stupideasypaleo.com/2015/05/30/cook-smarter-not-harder-practical-tips-for-busy-people/” target=”_blank”]homemade mayo[/url]
    • Juice of a lemon
    • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
    Instructions
    1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until the mayo coats everything evenly. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
    Notes
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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    5 thoughts on “Chicken Salad with Green Apple Recipe

    1. This has been my go-to lunch every day for the last week. The homemade mayo ads such a delicious ‘zing’!

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