• Serves 4
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


This is my mother-in-law’s recipe, but I’ve seen ‘Fast Eddy’ from Better Homes & Gardens do something very similar and serve it in witlof at a dinner party. My daughter loves it wrapped in a lettuce leaf while the boys prefer it on a sandwich. We never go on a picnic without this chicken.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 200g Chicken Breast, sliced
  • 6 Cloves
  • 3 Celery Sticks
  • 1 Cup Pecans (substitute pepitas for a nut-free version)
  • 1 Bunch Chives
  • 4-5 Tbs Natural Yoghurt


  1. Put cloves in a saucepan full of water and bring to the boil. Add chicken and reduce to a simmer until chicken is cooked through
  2. While chicken is cooking, finely dice celery and pecans and chop the chives and add to a mixing bowl.
  3. Remove chicken from the broth and dice whilst still steaming hot (watch your fingers!). Add to the other ingredients and add the yoghurt to the warm mixture. As the chicken cools, it will absorb some of the yoghurt and prevent it from becoming too dry. Serve on bread or on lettuce cups.


If you're going to do this chicken for school, put a lettuce leaf between it and the bread to stop the bread from absorbing the moisture. It will keep in the fridge for a few days, but you may need to add a little milk to 'thin' it out.

  • This seems lovely, light and healthy.


  • This sandwich looks very delicious and similar to our own homemade chicken wraps, but I like your recipe it looks lovely.


  • I never thought of using yoghurt with chicken, but it sounds nice.


  • This sounds like a delish recipe for lunch or a snack. Yum.


  • Sounds like a salad. Very yum but not big on celery. Easy to replace though. Thankyou


  • this looks like a great summer picnic lunch!!


  • I really love marinating chicken in yogurt. I would add some turmeric powder to the mix. Beautiful, really!!


  • I like the look and sound of this minus the celery though as I cannot eat raw celery. I could add something else instead. My children would definitely give this wrap a try so I better get myself to Woolworths and buy all the ingredients listed.


  • Thanks; this looks amazing and would surely be a winner with the family!


  • this looks very tasty, I love a good chicken sandwich filler, cannot wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing


  • I would love this for lunch – yummy yoghurt chicken.


  • Thanks. I need new ideas for my lunches.


  • Sounds yummy, I like the idea of using it for school lunches!


  • Love chicken,love wraps,great for a picnic.

    • I love wraps for quick lunches – good for on the go lunches.


  • We tried it – and loved it – sans pecans. Thanks!


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