I find myself poaching a lot of chicken these days. Teen Martha likes to take it in her lunch, so once a week I poach a whole bunch. I stumbled upon the recipe in Feb Everyday Food for Chicken Salad with Scallions and Yogurt, which uses poached chicken and decided to make it for lunch one day. This is extremely simple. You mix celery, scallions, yogurt, basil, salt, pepper, and poached chicken and serve over lettuce. I enjoyed it, but it was too bland by itself. I ended up adding some salad dressing to give some flavor to the entire dish. I like the idea of using yogurt instead of mayo in chicken salad and that’s something I will definitely do again.
I like to use a Balkan-style yogurt which is thicker and has more flavour with less zing of the commercial brands. What a great idea to cut calories!
I love simple chicken salad. Looks good! I do the same thing when chicken is on sale.