Almond roasted chicken salad

  • 2 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 handful of almonds (roughly 16)
  • 1 handful of pitted dates (roughly 8) 
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (for taste)
  • To serve: bibb lettuce, pomegranate seeds

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pat the chicken dry and then sprinkle each chicken breast liberally with salt and pepper. 

Place the chicken breasts on a greased and foil-lined baking sheet. Roast the chicken in the oven for ~25 minutes, flipping them halfway through roasting. When the chicken is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool.

While the chicken is cooling, make the dressing by combining the greek yogurt, olive oil, curry powder, dried cilantro, cumin, and mayonnaise, if using. Roughly chop the almonds and dates and stir them in.

To assemble the chicken salad, cube the chicken and then fold it into the dressing.

Serve the chicken salad with bibb lettuce (lettuce cups for the win!) and pomegranate seed for added crunch.