Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

Ingredients

3 skin-on, bone-in Chicken Breasts (about 2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
Kosher Salt and fresh Black Pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
cup Sour Cream or low-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 stalk Celery, chopped
1/4 cup Onion, minced
1/2 cup chopped Pecans, Almonds or Walnuts, toasted (I used slic
2 tablespoons fresh chopped Parsley
1 tablespoon + ½ Poppy Seeds
1/2 cup dried Apricots, chopped (optional)
Torn lettuce leaves, for serving
4 whole-wheat Pitas, halved

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Squeeze half of the lemon over tops of chicken breasts in a baking pan. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Bake until cooked through and juices run clear (170 degrees). Remove from oven and let cool.
2
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, juice of the other half of lemon, mustard, celery, onion, chives, parsley, poppy seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Add the apricots and nuts if desired or save the nuts for sprinkling over top.
3
Shred the chicken, discarding the bones and skin, and toss with the dressing. Stuff a few lettuce leaves and some of the chicken salad into each pita. Sprinkle with nuts.

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About

Chicken salad is the perfect Spring/Summer meal and it works out great if you already have leftover chicken hanging around. This one is extra creamy with a little bit of zing but not overly rich or heavy like some chicken salad can be.

Yield:

4.0

Added:

April 24, 2010

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