June 24, 2014

Pina Colada Chicken Salad with Grapes

Pina Colada Chicken Salad with Grapes delivers up fabulous tropical flavor that's sweet, but not too sweet.  It's just perfect for summertime lunch!

Oh, how I would love to be in the tropics or at the beach right now ... enjoying the surf and the sand, cold pina colada in my hand.  But alas, I am not.  Nope ... I'm in the throes of house hunting and preparing to move.  All of which can't be over soon enough for me, truth be told.

So instead of the beach, I'll just have to enjoy my tropical flavors at home.  Like in this Pina Colada Chicken Salad.
While I can't honestly say this chicken salad comes even close to comparing to a frosty pina colada at the beach, I can  say it packs a wonderful pineapple-&-coconut flavor punch.

Which is surprisingly good in a chicken salad.

Packed with crushed pineapple and sliced grapes, and dressed with pina colada-flavored yogurt, this chicken salad delivers up a delicious sweetness ... without being too  sweet.

When I came across this recipe, I'll admit I was a bit concerned it would be too sweet.  But obviously not concerned enough to keep me from giving it a whirl!  No, I'm always a sucker for non-traditional flavor or ingredient combinations.

Well, I'm happy to report that my sweetness concern was unwarranted.  With just a few simple tweaks to the savory components, the amount of sweetness was just right for me.

So while Pina Colada Chicken Salad with Grapes is certainly no frosty pina colada on the beach, it will have to get me through my need for a tropical fix for now.  Though as I'm packing and unpacking, I can make no promises that a few frosty pina coladas or other 'beachy' beverages won't be consumed.

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Pina Colada Chicken Salad with Grapes
Source:  Adapted from Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way

  • 1 (6 oz.) container low-fat pina colada yogurt {or coconut yogurt, if you can't find pina colada}
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 tsp. dried sage
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 2/3 c. red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/4 c. chopped celery
  • 1/4 c. chopped green onions
  • 1/2 c. sliced almonds
  1. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, crushed pineapple, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, grapes, celery, green onion, and sliced almonds; stir to combine.
  2. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors meld.

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  1. This chicken salad looks different and delicious! Perfect for a summer lunch!


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