Chicken salad makes a quick and easy lunch that’s convenient and delicious. However, most recipes for it are filled with mayonnaise and added calories. Here we offer you an alternative that still keeps the creamy texture and mix using coconut milk, with an added spice and crunch from roasted chiles and pecans. Add extra crunch and cut more calories by serving on butter lettuce wraps instead of bread.
For the Creamy Coconut Dressing: Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk well and then set in the fridge to chill while you prepare the salad.
For the Salad: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the creamy coconut dressing and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with large lettuce leaves and Dijon mustard.
Nutritional Analysis: 286 calories, 20g fat, 80mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 19g protein