This was the perfect lunch after having a pretty miserable day.
The terrible weather has caused the driver's of Sydney to drive like complete idiots. After several near death experiences on my drive home, one which involved a van pulling in front of me, resulting in me slamming on my breaks, causing my car to skid side ways across the road and slamming into the same van (miraculously neither vehicle was damaged), when I did arrive home I was shaken and felt like emotionally eating my fridge.
Lucky I decided I could not afford to do that and made this salad instead.
Sweet and Crunchy Chicken Salad
Adapted from A dash of cinnamon
200g cooked chicken, shredded
1 1/2 cups celery, diced finely
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries (Craisins), chopped
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
1/2 cup plain low fat natural yogurt (the variety with no added sugar)
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 tsp fresh dill, chopped finely
Pepper and salt to taste
A few drops liquid stevia (optional, use to really bring out the sweetness)
1. Place the shredded chicken (I used one chicken thigh and half a breast and pan fried them in 1 tbsp olive oil), either hot or cold, in a medium sized bowl. Add the yoghurt, mustard, stevia, salt and pepper, dill and thyme, stirring to combine.
2. Add the chopped celery, walnuts and craisins to the bowl, again mixing until combined. Distribute salad between two serving bowls. Eat.