This honey chicken salad with apples and sage makes a great new spin on lunch.

So here’s the thing with Christmas, I love the whole “idea” of it. The sparkling lights, the cozy clothes, the pretty wrapped presents, the music (although that song “Same Old Lang Syne”, has got to be THE most depressing thing ever), the smell of the Christmas…. It’s all just so lovely, isn’t it?

Until you realize what it entails.

Honey chicken salad with apples and sage
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Dragging boxes down from the attic, surviving the crowded malls that seem to be packed with all the crazies, untangling light strands and figuring out which damn bulb in a string of 250 is out making the whole thing not work, finding hooks for the ornaments that seem to magically lose them while sitting in a box for 11 months of the year, figuring out what.the.heck to buy your significant other who pretty much already buys everything he wants and anything he could possibly want is some sort of car part or gun accessory and therefore totally over your head and let us not forget holiday cards.

Making them, gathering addresses and sending them out like it’s 1950 when people did the whole paper thing. Do it and waste like 3 days of your life in the whole process. Don’t do it and all your friends think you hate them.

I kinda sound like a grinch, huh?

Honey chicken salad with apples

But!

I put sage in my honey chicken salad and sage totally smells like a Christmas tree.

Considering I don’t know if my husband will even be home for Christmas, this chicken salad might be as close to a tree as we get this year.

There should totally be people who you can hire for the day to decorate your house. I would so do that.

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Honey Chicken Salad with Apples and Sage

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This honey chicken salad with apples and sage makes a great new spin on lunch.

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounces canned chicken packed in water, packed in water (or shredded pre-cooked chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 small tart, such as granny smith apple, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • salt & pepper

Instructions 

  • Combine chicken, yogurt and mayo in a medium bowl and combine with a fork or spatula to break up chicken and coat in the yogurt/mayo mixture.
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Serve over lettuce or on bread for a sandwich.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 514kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 47gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 352mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
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17 Comments

  1. Yummm this sounds so good. Perfect to serve guests that will be around over the holidays. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I love the little extras like the golden raisins and the apple in your recipe, I would totally do this with some kind of fish. You can see by my link that I’m thinking through the holidays, too. I’m trying both to be a little flexible and to choose activities that I actually like. First one is the holiday ice show at one of my rinks tomorrow.

  3. My husband is the same way. Impossible to buy for! There are signs all around here for people for hire to put up lights. Want me to see if they will travel to NY? ;-)

  4. I adore Christmas, but we may or may not be going away, so there is no way I’m decorating my house. I do, however have a tree scented candle from Bath & Body to light.
    I’m digging the dressing for this chicken salad, yum.