Chicken of any kind is a diet friend, it's cheap, easy to prepare and can be used in a number of 'Carb-Check Friendly' recipes. Canned chicken, grilled chicken, roasted chicken, pan seared chicken, white meat, dark meat - it's versatile and can be used in a number of food applications.
Today, it's chicken salad. Needing only a five minute preparation - if that - you can make a quick chicken salad in the morning before work to be eaten for lunch, or make it the night before for a snack or lunch the next day, five minutes in the kitchen, that's it.
This salad only contains about 4 grams of carbs, most of those from the sweet pickle relish. If you use dill relish, it's even lower in carbs.
- One 12 ounce can of chicken breast
- One heaping Tablespoon of mayonnaise
- One Tablespoon dried, minced onion
- One Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon of Louisiana Hot Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
This isn't rocket science, in a small bowl, mix all ingredients together. I like to make this hours ahead of time and refrigerate to give that dried minced onion time to absorb some moisture and let those flavors marry.
This quick chicken salad is great all by itself, or you can slap it on a leaf of romaine lettuce. You can change things up by sprinkling some shredded cheddar cheese on top. Mozzarella cheese works well too. Enjoy! And enjoy the fact that all ingredients together costs around $1.50 - a savings bonus!