This orange poppy seed chicken salad is healthy and quick to come together. It’s perfect for lunches on the go or a simple dinner on a late night. I think one of the tricks to healthy eating is having recipes like this one that you can resort to in busy times.
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This recipe uses a combination or citrus and poppyseed to create a wonderful explosion of flavors. Technically, this one isn’t strict paleo because of the Greek yogurt. If you need this to be dairy-free, you could sub in a coconut-based yogurt. We categorize this recipe as keto or primal because of the dairy.
To make this recipe really easy, use a rotisserie chicken. That way you don’t even have to worry about cooking anything. You just need some basic spices, a couple of oranges, coconut aminos and slivered almonds – for that crunch factor.
After you mix up the chicken salad, I would recommend letting it chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Let all those flavors get familiar with each other. I promise it helps it taste just a little bit better.
As far as serving this goes, I’d recommend in big lettuce cups. You could also do it on top of a bed of fresh spinach or just straight out of a bowl. Honestly it doesn’t matter how you do it – it’s going to be delicious!
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Orange Poppyseed Chicken Salad
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Juice and zest of 1 orange
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1 orange peeled, segmented, and chopped
- Lettuce leaves or salad for serving
Whisk the yogurt, orange juice and zest, honey, ginger, garlic, coconut aminos, and poppy seeds in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the chicken, green onions, almonds, and orange. Mix well.
Chill the salad until ready to serve; scoop into lettuce leaves or over top of chopped greens.
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