Plain ole chicken breast…doesn’t sound very exciting does it? Yet, its one of the leanest meats you can eat and thus an A+ student as far as clean eating is concerned. When I did the no carb diet I ate a lot of plain ole chicken breast.
This recipe is for chicken that you can dress up and take to a party. They key to clean eating without getting bored of the same ole rigamaroll is spices! The spice must flow!
Here are the key spices in this dish…
You don’t have to use hot curry powder. You can use regular if that’s what you have on hand.
First I preheated my oven to 450 degrees. I placed 2 whole chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan, seasoned both sides with salt and pepper and covered them with foil. These baked for 20 minutes. Depending on the size of your breasts you may need
a really sturdy sports bra to adjust your cooking time. Just make sure that they are cooked through and the juices run clear.
After the breasts were cooked I transferred them to a cutting board to cool. See…not very exciting are they? ….Yet.
Once cooled and you can handle them, either chop or shred each breast.
Place all of your chicken in a medium size mixing bowl.
Next you’re going to add nonfat plain greek yogurt. I used Chobani. If you’ve never had greek yogurt before, it has a taste and consistency similar to sour cream but is a whole lot healthier for you!
1 Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt = 130 calories, 0 grams of fat, 9 carbs & 23 grams of protien
1 Cup Regular Sour Cream = 300 calories, 23 grams of fat, 7 carbs & 15 grams of protien
Winner! Winner! Nonfat Greek Yogurt Curried Chicken Dinner!
Add in a wee bit of mayo.
Finely chop one scallion and one rib of celery.
Now add all those lil crunch green pieces to the party.
and remember those spices we met earlier. They’ve brought their invitation and it’s time to let them in. Welcome: curry powder, turmeric, garlic salt and ground white pepper…we’re glad you could join us!
I know spices aren’t cheap dates. But they are oh so very important to clean eating. Drop $20 on your next shopping trip and pick up 4 of 5 new bottles. You’ll be glad you did.
This party is turning out to be a real mixer. So get all these ingredients blended up why don’t ya.
Next we are going to add some extra texture and sweetness with some golden raisins and slivered almonds.
Mix everything up and get ready to bring the party to your mouth!
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 tbs mayo
- 1 scallion chopped
- 1 celery rib chopped
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place 2 whole chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan, season both sides with salt and pepper and cover loosely with foil. Bake for 20 minutes until done or until juices run clear.
Cool and shred or chop.
Place the chicken into a medium size mixing bowl. Add yogurt, mayo, scallion, celery, raisins, almonds, curry powder, garlic salt, turmeric and white pepper and mix thoroughly. Chill.
Curried chicken salad can be served plain, in a sammie or on a salad.