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Friday, December 3, 2010

Hummus Chicken Salad


Whenever I have leftover chicken, like from chicken noodle soup or a roasted chicken, I like to make Chicken Salad.  In my experience, chicken salad is loaded with calories from the large amounts miracle whip, sour cream, and ranch that I use.  Recently, however, I found a unique recipe that used hummus as a base instead of all those creamy fattening dressings.  And I have to say, it was a pleasant surprise.  It was a bit more garlic-y than a traditional chicken salad, but just a delicious.  Because I was missing some of the creaminess, I did add in some ranch dressing (replacing water from the original recipe).  I spread my chicken salad on whole wheat crackers and ate them with my leftover soup, but it would be equally good on bread as a sandwich!


Hummus Chicken Salad
Adapted from Aggie’s Kitchen

1 cup of chicken, cubed (I used the chicken from my Chicken Noodle Soup)
½ cup of your favorite hummus (I used Athenos Original)
2 tbsp celery, finely diced
1 tbsp onion, finely diced
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp Ranch Dressing

In a large bowl, mix hummus, ranch, celery, onions, salt, and pepper.

Add the chicken and mix thoroughly.

Serve on crackers, bread, or salad

Enjoy!
Amy

1 comment:

  1. I love chicken salad. This lightened up version looks really good!

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