Leftover chicken is something I always seem to have in my fridge. It's just so freaking versatile that little bird. Stuff it, saute it, bake it, soup it, coat it and fry it, and today turn it into the best ever chicken salad! Yup. Best ever. Why? Because this long generational pull toward drowning it in mayo no longer applies here. We're breaking the rules and our ties to grandma's recipe and we're turning our attention to healthy, satisfying and downright delicious! Can you feel it?! Yes!!!
The secret to this "best ever" (which I am now officially calling it) is.... the hummus! There are so many flavors you can choose from that let you really personalize your own salad. That's pretty awesome, I know! Give this healthy version a try and you'll quickly agree... Best ever.
Leftover chicken, about 1 cup
3/4 cup plain hummus (or any hummus you like!)
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
2 Tbs freshly chopped chives
1 small apple
Juice of 1/2 lemon
In a bowl, combine hummus, mustard, chives, salt and pepper. Core the apple, and cut into 1/4-inch dice. Place in the bowl and add the lemon juice, toss to combine. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to salad and stir to combine.