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Cherry Chicken salad

Cherry Chicken Salad

  • 4 cups cooked and cooled chicken, chopped or pulled
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup packed basil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I prefer full fat)
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 T. mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Salt and Pepper

*Tip: I like to use leftover chicken or just buy a rotisserie chicken to save time.

Mix together chicken, celery and basil.  Mix together mustard, yogurt, and lemon juice and then pour over chicken.  Blend completely. Fold in cherries and pecans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy over a salad or on a slice of whole grain toast.

Now tell me - what are your favorite protein sources? Do you notice a difference when you eat more or less? Let me know in the comments below!