Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad


I am a HUGE fan of chicken salads, especially during the hot Summer months or when you just don't feel like cooking! Leave the heat outside and not in the kitchen! This has got to be one of my favorite chicken salad recipes! Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad! It's a fun twist on traditional jalapeno poppers made into a chicken salad. They are quick and easy to throw together and they taste delicious!


This dish is also great to take to those potlucks or BBQ get-togethers you keep getting invited to but don't know what to bring. This is a definite crowd pleaser. And although... this recipe is called jalapeno popper chicken salad, it really isn't that spicy so don't let the name fool you.


The recipe calls for cooked chicken breasts so if you really want a shortcut, use rotisserie chicken found at your local grocery store. Remove the skin and bones and use the breast meat. It's great because it is already cooked and seasoned for you so you don't have to subtract from your Condiments! Or if you have a Costco near you, Costco sells rotisserie chicken breast meat already cooked and shredded for you!


I served this chicken salad on bibb lettuce, which makes a great presentation at your next get together! No messy hands and it's already portioned out for you! This can also be eaten on Cali'flour flatbreads, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper or with assorted fresh veggies! Enjoy this yummy recipe!


Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
20 oz cooked chicken breasts, diced (4 Leaner with 8 slices of turkey bacon)
1/4 cup chopped red onion ~ optional (4 Condiments)
1/2 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt (1/3 Leaner)
2.5 ounces (about 1/4 cup) pickled jalapenos, chopped (2 1/2 Optional Snacks)
1 tbsp juice from jarred jalapenos
4 ounces or 8 tbsp light cream cheese, softened (8 Condiments)
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (4 Healthy Fats)
1/2 tsp Feast Mode Asiago Jalapeno Seasoning or seasonings of your choice * (2 Condiments)
1/4 tsp garlic salt (1 Condiment)
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped (4 ounces of protein)
2/3 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (2/3 Lean)

Directions:
Combine chicken, red onion, plain Greek yogurt, jalapenos, juice from jarred jalapenos, cream cheese, mayonnaise, asiago jalapeno seasoning, and garlic salt in a large bowl. Stir until combined. 

Gently stir in turkey bacon and cheddar cheese. Divide into 5 equal portions and serve as a lettuce wrap, on Cali'flour flatbreads, stuffed in a cooked sweet bell pepper, or with an assortment of fresh veggies!

Makes 5 Servings (about 1 cup)
Each serving provides
1 Leaner, 3 Condiments, 1 Healthy Fat, and 1/2 Optional Snack

* If you do not have Feast Mode seasoning, omit the garlic salt and use 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt or any other seasonings of your choice. I am not an affiliate. I just love their spices!


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