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Summer is finally here! I have been searching for light, EASY, and delicious recipes for lazy days at the pool. These Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders are exactly what I’ve been looking for! They’re the perfect summer meal.
I LOVE chicken salad. My favorite place to go for lunch by work is this little bakery that makes the best chicken salad. I always feel guilty eating it, because I guesstimate that it’s probably about 8000 calories per pound! Man it tastes good. Good thing for us, this recipe tastes just as good, and is healthy!! Win.
A year ago, we were busy prepping for our fall wedding. I was full-on, knee deep in my wedding diet. I had a goal in sight and wanted to make sure I looked exactly how I wanted for our big day in September. I was so focused and did really well at eating my daily 1200 calorie diet. Now that we have some distance from the wedding, I have fallen off the diet train!! All is not lost, but I don’t feel completely ready for swimsuit season! I’m so happy to have found these Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders. They are going to get me back on track!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. These sandwiches are whipped up in a flash and are easy to transport for a day at the beach or the pool. They’re perfect for a brunch with the ladies, or to pack in a quick lunch for work. The secret ingredient (and my new obsession) is Greek Yogurt. You cannot go wrong when substituting it for mayo in just about any classic recipe. Its light, delicious, and SO much better for you!
I made mine full of all sorts of add-ons, grapes, slivered almonds, apple, and craisins, but you can customize this any way you like! You can add your favorites to the mix. I think it would be delicious with celery, pineapple, pecans…the list goes on and on.
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- 6 whole wheat slider buns
- ½ lb shredded and chopped rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup granny smith apples, cubed
- 1 cup grapes, halved
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¾ cup plain greek yogurt
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the buns).
- Scoop out a spoonful of the chicken salad, and place onto each bun. Secure with a toothpick, if desired.