Go Local Lunch!

9-year-old Miranda Gallagher's Chicken Salad Recipe
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Miranda Gallagher, Age 9, of Vermont says: “Most of the ingredients for this recipe come from our garden or the farmers’ market. I used apples and celery in my chicken salad because they’re crunchy and delicious!”

  • Makes 8Servings


  • 1 lb. shredded cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Fuji apple—peeled, if desired, cored and cut into matchsticks
  • 3 ribs celery, finely chopped
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat sharp cheddar
  • 8 large (10 inches) whole-wheat tortillas


In a large bowl, mix the chicken, apple, celery, scallions and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar and curry powder; season with salt. Stir the yogurt mixture into the chicken mixture. Serve the spinach, chicken salad and cheese wrapped in the whole-wheat tortillas.