Nonfat buttermilk and yogurt replace mayonnaise in this chicken salad, made with fresh peas and artichoke hearts.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place stock, bay leaves, peppercorns, and onion in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add chicken breasts, and simmer until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken and stock to a bowl to cool.

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  • Combine buttermilk, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Remove chicken from stock mixture, setting aside liquid for soup. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch chunks, and add to buttermilk mixture. Stir to combine.

  • Fill a bowl with water and ice. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add snow peas. Cook until bright green and tender, about 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon, and transfer to the ice bath. Add fresh peas to boiling water, and cook until bright green and tender, about 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon, and transfer to the ice bath with snow peas. Add asparagus to boiling water, and cook until bright green and tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon, and transfer to the ice bath. When all the vegetables are cool, drain, and transfer to paper towels to dry. Add to chicken mixture; toss to combine. Add artichoke hearts and mint. Divide lettuce leaves among six plates, and fill with chicken salad.

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