6/19/13

Chicken Pecan and Pear Salad Recipe with Yogurt Dressing

Chicken Pecan and Pear Salad Recipe, refreshing, crispy and light, just the thing you need for lunch or a light nutritious summer meal!
Hola Amigos! How is your week going so far? I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods and you're starting to feel the summer breeze on your face. Today I'm bringing you another deli favorite of mine, Chicken Salad with nuts! By now you all know that I'm trying to lower the calories a bit, I really don't know if I'm cutting enough of them, but it sure feels like it and I know the one I can find at my favorite deli is loaded with mayo, a big no no, right?
Here is my humble version for your consideration.

Chicken Pecan and Pear Salad with Yogurt Dressing

2 Grilled Chicken Breast, diced
1 green pear, diced
3/4 Cup Celery, diced
1 1/2 Cup Green Seedless Grapes, halved
1 1/2 oz Pecans, chopped
1 1/2 oz Walnuts, chopped
Mix all these ingredients and set aside while preparing  the dressing.

Yogurt Dressing

1 Cup Greek Plain Yogurt
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic finely minced
4 oz Neufchatel Cheese
1 Cucumber peeled, seeded and cubed
1 tsps Fresh Dill
1/4 tsps Lemon Juice
salt, white pepper, onion powder
1TBSP BBQ Sauce (hubs suggestion)
pinch of sugar (to neutralize the acidity of the Yogurt)

Combine all these ingredients, adjust seasoning to taste and refrigerate for 1 hour before mixing it with the chicken portion of your salad.
When ready, mix with the diced chicken, nuts and fruit and serve on spinach tortillas like a wrap.
Listo,

Well, all I can say is I'm not buying chicken salad at the deli anymore! This one is light (I think) and has the right balance of sweetness, crunch and mainly Chicken!

I recognize it's somewhat similar to the one wrap sold at a popular fast food restaurant, but at least I'm not paying for the 638 calories!!! oh yeah,,,in case you didn't know...638 making 342 of them, fat!
You do the math!

You can adjust the seasoning to your taste, my hubs cheated a little and added a touch, just a touch of BBQ sauce to his...but he adds BBQ sauce even to his coffee so it didn't surprise me lol.

There are one thousand versions of chicken salads out there, I'm just throwing mine in the hat and let you try a slight different lighter version.

Thank You so much for visiting, this healthy thing is not as bad as I thought, I don't know if I'm going to be sticking to it for the long run, but so far so good. Thank you for joining me through this journey.

Remember my friends, even if you've had something a million times, it will always tastes better with a Pinch of Love!

Besitos,
Lizy

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27 comments:

  1. Ohh, I love the ingredients you have in here!! I don't know what popular wrap it looks like, but I bet the calorie count IS a lot lighter than that...yeeouch!

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  2. Pears are so good in so many things. I love them :)

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  3. Lizy, I usually just like my own recipe for chicken salad (chicken, celery, pecans, sultana raisins poppy seeds, a little lemon juice and enough mayo to hold it together). This, though similar, sounds really good. I think I may need to try this one. As always thanks for sharing. Tomorrow's the first day of summer, and I bet you'll have some great recipes for us. Hope all is well. Fondly, Janet

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    1. Hello Miss Blue! Thank You for visiting I'll be stopping by your blog like every sunday to check on my buddies. I decided to try this recipe to see if I could cut down on the mayo calories and I thin it was pretty good! Will try it again for sure! I made Oreo and Strawberry Marshmallow salad for the kids! I'm sure I'll be having a bite or 2 lol, Big hugs to you and see you tomorrow :)

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  4. G'day! Looks delish, true!
    Love the flavor combination and could go for some now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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  5. Looks good, Lizy! Anything with chicken in it makes me happy. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Your pictures are mouth-watering. I never thought to add pears to chicken salad, and I can just imagine the taste and texture. I can't wait to make this!

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  7. Nice twist on a chicken salad!! Thanks for coming to our linky party at Foodie Friends Friday!
    Jenny
    www.inthekitchenwithjenny.com

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  8. This sounds interesting, yet tasty :) I have never tried chicken salad with pear, but I will definitely have to try it soon. I am now happily following your blog and I look forward to visiting again.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  9. Found your recipe on Spatulas on Parade. Looks like one yummy salad :D

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  10. This does look like a nice, light chicken salad--perfect for summer! My guys wouldn't go for the fruit, but I love that idea. Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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  11. Hi Lizbeth, Just found your site through Simply Create Link up.

    Your salad looks so refreshing and delicious. I love the combination of fruit and nuts...this is such a light, summer meal!

    Cheers,
    Tammy (& Catherine) from Living the Gourmet

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  12. Oh wow, this looks amazing. I love chicken salad, and this sound so yummy. I would love for you to link this up to my 170th Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/06/170th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

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  13. Yum, this looks really good! I love the addition of pears to the salad. Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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  14. wowzer girlie yet another amazing yummy delight!

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  15. What a delicious and pretty looking summer dish! Thanks so much for sharing and coming back to All Things Pretty!

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  16. I love the addition of the pears! Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #18!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

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  17. This sounds so delicious Lizy, that I featured it at today's Creative HomeAcre Hop! I'm making it for my family for the holiday! Thanks so much for sharing it :)
    xo, Andrea

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  18. How lovely & refreshing! Summer at its finest all on one plate! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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  19. Looks and sounds delicious! I'm so glad you shared your recipe at the Rock 'N Share! Hope you’ll join the party again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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    1. Thanks D! always great to be at your party!

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  20. Lizbeth, I just wanted to let you know that I chose this recipe as my host favorite for Random Recipe Roundup! We will feature this weeks favorites on next week’s post!
    Sara Howe

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