Blueberries are great because they are packed with antioxidants, arugula is great because it has so many vitamins, and chicken is great because it’s loaded with protein. Combine these sweet and savory ingredients and you can make a great meal! Salads don’t have to be boring or drowned in ranch dressing to be enjoyable. Get creative; add fruits, dress with fresh squeezed lemon, add spices! Treat yourself the healthy way with our Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad!
Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad
1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1/3 cup diced celery
1/4 cup torn fresh basil
12 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken (about 3 cups)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 (5-ounce) package baby arugula
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine first four ingredients in a medium bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and honey in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add yogurt mixture to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir in blueberries.
Place arugula, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bowl; toss to coat. Divide arugula mixture evenly among six plates; top each serving with about 3/4 cup chicken mixture.
Nutritional Information Calories 188; Fat 8.5g; Sat fat 2.1g; Mono fat 3.9g; Poly fat 1.3g; Protein 16g; Carbohydrate 13g Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 75mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 369mg; Calcium 69mg