Low Fat Ranch Chicken Salad – uses everyday simple ingredients to create either a ranch dressing for chicken salad or a creamy dip for veggies, chips or crackers.
The dressing for this tasty chicken salad is a homemade version made from fat-free yogurt. Simple ingredients like garlic and dijon mustard that you probably already have in your fridge get added to the yogurt to create a fat free dressing which then gets tossed with some diced chicken breast, peppers and celery to create a delicious chicken salad.
That chicken salad can make some fantastic sandwiches for lunch or as a the base for a terrific lunch or dinner salad. It certainly is an excellent way to use that leftover chicken from Sunday dinner. If you like this idea asa pasta salad try this Orzo Salad with a Chipotle Ranch Dressing.
Use the dressing alone as a thick dip for tortilla chips or chopped veggies at any party or buffet table. It will be one of the things that disappears first!
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- 3 - 4 cups diced cooked chicken
- ½ cup finely diced celery
- ½ cup finely diced bell peppers
- 1 cup low fat or fat-free yogurt
- 1 cloves garlic , very well minced
- 1 tbsp basil , very finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh dill , finely chopped
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- ½ tbsp honey
- pinch kosher salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp minced green onion
Mix together all of the dressing ingredients and let the dressing sit in the fridge for several hours or overnight for the flavour to fully develop.
Toss the dressing with the diced chicken, celery and red peppers.
Serve on sandwiches or as a delicious addition to a mixed garden salad for a complete meal.
TIP: Strain 2 cups of yogurt for several hours in a colander lined with coffee filters and use the resulting thick yogurt in the same recipe as a delicious dip for vegetables or spread for crackers or crusty bread. A terrific party food idea.