Skinny chicken salad?? Savory and skinny food? Yes, it’s true and no one has hijacked this blog. It’s me in all my butter and cream loving glory posting skinny food. Let’s be clear though. I don’t seek skinny food. If it happens to rub against me and tastes great—okay.
It’s Friday and we are off beat with this post. But if you read this blog with any regularity, you know I’ll go and throw savory in here once and a while. Today’s skinny chicken salad is a riff on a tuna salad I usually get at a health food store near my work.
I can’t get my family near tuna salad, so it’s been flipped to what you see here. Of course you can just make this straight up with mayonnaise, but what I really like about it is the veganaise (eggless)—it makes the chicken salad. Trust me on this. As for all the other stuff, it’s a package of broccoli slaw, a mixture of shredded broccoli, cabbage and carrots with some cilantro that I threw in for some added kick—take it or leave it. But really it’s so much better with all those crispy veggies—if you really want to skip all of that, can I suggest that you keep at least the cilantro? Try it—you’ll see.
Skinny Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- 1 cups shredded chicken breast
- 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
- 1 tablespoon low-fat veganaise
- 1 tablespoon cilantro (julienne or not)
- juice of quarter of a lime
- 1 slice extra sharp cheddar
- Place all ingredients but in a bowl and toss to combine.
- Assemble sandwich and lightly spread veganaise on the outside of each bread slice. Place sandwich in a non-stick pan and grill until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
Belinda @themoonblushbaker says
The label of skinny is not something I look out for. For me It has to taste delicious first or else I won’t eat it.
Tuna salad is one of solo pleasures ( my family thinks I am eating cat food. I am not fan of mayo so normally I use ricotta cheese, but the vegan mayo sounds good. Is it made from soy? Lovely sandwich
Jamie @lifelovelemons says
Ohhh this is great, even though it’s a bit different for you!
Monique Bartley says
This looks fantastic! On any other occasion I would avoid anything that claims to be healthy, but this I may just try!
seriously loving this one lady!
amy@southern sweets and eats says
Looks great to me! I love veganaise! I think this is the perfect use for it, too.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
If this is skinny eating, I’m in. And yes to both the crunchy veggies and cilantro – a must!
Ok, so Veganaise is good? I just bought Gwyneth’s Paltrow’s new book and she calls for Veganaise in quite a few recipes. Thanks! 🙂
Loving this and your photos! Stunning!
Ok, now I’m convinced to try veganaise! Your sandwich looks scrumptious!
Arthur in the Garden! says
Ash- foodfashionparty says
I would chose this anytime over the loaded mayo one…love this one and the pics are so beautiful.
What is veganaise? I have heard alot about it recently but I can’t wrap my head around it. What is it made of? I guess I will have to go out and buy some to test it out…
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
I’m totally loving this post!! A lighter version of chicken salad sandwich breaming with flavors and colors! What’s not to love 😀
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
Veganaise intrigues me…might have to try. This sandwich sounds fabulous – I love me some chicken salad!
Paula - bell'alimento says
Insane. Want. Now.
Love how you photographed this! And the sandwich sounds incredibly good.
Would really love to try this recipe, but here in Indonesia I don’t think I have ever seen veganaise, would have to just use mayo instead 🙂