California Chicken Salad

California Chicken Salad

The next time you heat up the grill, cook some extra chicken to keep on hand for a variety of quick main-dish chicken salads, such as this one, studded with fruit and nuts.

1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1 Red Delicious apple, cored and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon toasted chopped hazelnuts
3 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion or green onion
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
4 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken)
Soft lettuce leaves

1. In large bowl, combine yogurt and mayonnaise.

2. Add apple, celery, 1/4 cup hazelnuts, onion, salt, and pepper.

3. Stir in chicken. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves, garnished with remaining tablespoon hazelnuts, or refrigerate until serving.