I don’t know about you, but I love a good chicken salad. Right now I can literally taste La Madeleine’s chicken salad croissant sandwich! The perfect sandwich for lunch, or even dinner. Diced chicken, crunchy veggies, mixed with mayo… delicious! Chicken salad can be rather unhealthy, but my version is low fat and packed with flavor. Buffalo Chicken Salad Wrap are a unique twist on the beloved classic chicken salad and guilt free. This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and each wrap is only 5 SmartPoints!!
My sweet grandmother, Momo, made the BEST CHICKEN SALAD EVER! Seriously. Each time she made it, everyone was excited because she didn’t make it often. Honestly, I think I asked her about 20 times what her recipe was but I still cannot remember the exact ingredients she used. Creamy, crunchy, and decadent. My Momo passed away last May and her food is a legacy. Every time I’m in the kitchen cooking, I feel she’s right there with me, making me laugh and telling me that I’m doing a good job. I could write a book about how her food and her love made an impact on me, but that’s for another time when I have the strength to write about her without having a complete emotional break down.
So, my chicken salad has the same concept of the classic chicken salad that you are used to seeing, but it’s healthified. Lately, I have been trying to see what types of recipes I can make-over and infused buffalo flavor into (maybe because it’s football season again!). While brainstorming on how to make chicken salad healthy, I decided to make-over the classic recipe using all the buffalo wing ingredients. A quick and flavorful way to make chicken is to roast it in the oven. I like to do this on Sunday that way I have chicken breast on hand and readily available throughout the week. For this recipe, I made my Oven Roasted Chicken Breast (be sure to check out the full recipe here). The chicken breast is cooked to perfection and packed with flavor.
The basic ingredients of chicken salad is mayo, celery, green onion, and mustard. Since this version is healthy, I used fat free Greek yogurt with a small amount of reduced fat mayo. To make this buffalo style, I added buffalo sauce (duh), celery, green onion, carrots, lemon juice, seasonings, and feta cheese. I’m not a huge fan of blue cheese, so I used feta cheese instead (you can totally use blue cheese if you want)! After all the ingredients are mixed, put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours so the flavors can combined and incorporate together.
This recipe makes about 4 servings, so one serving of just the salad is only 5 SmartPoints. A great deal if you ask me! To make this recipe even more guilt free, I used low-carb whole wheat wraps instead of croissant rolls. For the Weight Watchers calculations, I did not add the tortilla wrap into the nutrition just in case you are unable to find the exact brand of wraps I used (Tumaros). Be sure to add one serving of the salad plus 1 tortilla wrap to capture the correct total. If you are able to find Tumaros at your grocery store, 1 tortilla wrap is 1 SmartPoint.
Buffalo Chicken Salad is a unique twist on classic chicken salad without the guilt. Flavorful chicken mixed with buffalo sauce and fresh veggies make for a great lunch or dinner idea. This would be a great meal prep recipe to make on Sunday to have for a quick lunch throughout the week!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
For Buffalo Chicken Salad Wraps, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials: