Make Ahead Rotisserie Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad

Love this recipe!

So tasty with fresh vibrant flavors.

The great news about this recipe, it’s lower in fat than most and you’ll love the delicious and savory flavors of celery, lemon, garlic, and yogurt.
A great make ahead to keep in the fridge for company, snacking, or add to bagel crisps, pumpernickel bread or a croissant for a tasty lunch option.

Kids love it too!
I like to serve mostly with water crackers, my favorite.

1 Whole Chicken
1-2 Cups Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
4-5 Stalks Celery
2 TBSP Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1 Lemon
5-7 Cloves Garlic
Olive Oil

Preheat oven or convection oven to 400 degrees.

Start by smashing and slicing half of the Garlic.
Chop the other half.
Add to a measuring cup with 1/2 cup olive oil.
Zest the lemon and add zest to the mixture.
Juice half the lemon.
Slice the other half.
Add slices to the cavity of the chicken.
Add in the garlic slices.
I like to take the leafy tops from the celery and add to the cavity as well.
Add in half of the lemon pepper seasoning to the oil mixture.
Lift the skin of the chicken and add.
Add the remaining mixture to the top of the chicken. If the legs aren’t already tied, take some twine and tie at this point.
Top with the remaining seasoning.
Bake for 20 mins at 400 degrees.
Decrease temp to 325 and bake for the remaining time around 1 to 1 1/2 mins based on size and package recommendation.

Tent with foil to slow the browning process.
Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees, let rest slightly covered for 10 mins.
Cut the chicken.
Take two forks and shred the chicken.
In a separate bowl, add the plain yogurt about 1 cup. Add the diced celery.
Toss in the chicken, stirring to combine until all is incorporated, adding more chicken and more yogurt until the desired consistency.
Cover your fabulous creation and refrigerate for 30 mins to overnight.
Sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.

Plate and serve with some extra celery, fresh grapes, water crackers, or apple slices if desired.


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