Buffalo Chicken Salad Wrap

 

Healthy Chicken Salad

 

Buffalo Chicken Salad- Unique twist on classic chicken salad guilt-free. Flavorful chicken mixed with buffalo sauce & fresh veggies make for a quick lunch or dinner idea. Great meal prep recipe for a quick lunch throughout the week!Weight Watcher friendly (5 SmartPoints).

 

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.

 

My beautiful Momo and her infectious smile

My beautiful Momo and her infectious smile

 

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Momo and me a few years ago. I surprised her with a visit and that was the day she met my then boyfriend, now husband. Special day :).

 

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.

   

 

Chicken Breast

 

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!

 

Healthy Chicken Salad

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 
For Buffalo Chicken Salad Wraps, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:

 
   

Serves 4, 1 Wrap Per Serving

Buffalo Chicken Salad Wrap

5 SMARTPOINTS per serving

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1/8 Cup Reduced Fat Mayo
  • 1/8 Cup Buffalo Sauce
  • ¼ Chopped Celery (About one celery stalk)
  • 2 leaves from celery
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Green Onions
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Carrots
  • ¼ Cup Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 Chicken Breast, Diced (Use Recipe for Oven Roasted Baked Chicken)
  • 4 Low Carb Whole Wheat Wraps (I used Tumaros Low-In-Carb Wraps)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken according to Oven Roasted Chicken Breast recipe.
  2. Once chicken is cook enough to handle, dice into small pieces.
  3. Dice celery, celery leaves, green onions, and carrots.
  4. In large bowl, add diced chicken, celery, green onions, carrots, feta cheese, Greek yogurt, mayo, buffalo sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and mustard powder.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  7. To serve, lay a piece of lettuce flat. Scoop 1 cup of chicken salad into the center of the lettuce and smooth out with knife.
  8. Lay lettuce onto tortilla wrap and fold like a burrito.

Notes

I did not add the tortilla wrap into the Weight Watcher SmartPoints nutrition calculation. The salad by itself is 5 SmartPoints per cup. If you are able to find Tumaros tortilla wraps, one tortilla is 1 SmartPoints.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 74.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.3g 13%
Saturated Fat 2.4g 12%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 39.6g 79%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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