Sometimes when people aren’t eating – often when they’re depressed or not feeling well – classic comfort foods make all the difference. Chicken salad is one of those classics. Everyone has had this dish at least once in their life and it was likely made for them by a parent or caretaker. For most, a chicken salad sandwich brings a rush of nostalgia.
Packed with protein to keep them full and strong, this chicken salad is a perfect meal for seniors. It’s also packed with flavor making it perfect for a senior with a low appetite or diminished taste.
Time: 15 minutes
- ~1 pound uncooked chicken tenders or breasts
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- Bring a large pot of water to boil.
- Place chicken in boiling water and boil until cooked. For tenders this will be about 5 minutes. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove cooked chicken from water and in a large bowl, shred with two forks.
- Add remaining ingredients into bowl and combine until thoroughly mixed.
- Serve as a sandwich, with crackers, or by itself.