Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This lightened up Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad will have you wondering why you ever needed to add mayo. It’s filled with awesome texture – crunchy almonds and celery, chewy dried cranberries, and sweet apples and grapes. Creamy, filling, healthy and perfect for sandwiches throughout the week.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Shredded or Cubed Cooked Chicken – this is the perfect use for leftover chicken or even a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt – Full fat, 2% or nonfat works!
  • Grapes
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Celery
  • Apple
  • Slivered or Sliced Almonds
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions:

How should it be served?

  • On a Sandwich or Wrap
  • With Crackers
  • With Romaine or Butter Lettuce as Lettuce Wraps
  • Even on its own!
Chicken salad ingredients in glass bowl

How long do the leftovers last?

This salad keeps very well in the fridge. I love mixing up a batch for meal prep. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4 days.

Close up of a healthy chicken salad sandwich on a marble board

I don’t usually like Greek Yogurt, can I use Mayo?

While you certainly can use mayo to make this more like a traditional chicken salad, I find that the Greek Yogurt works as a perfect healthy swap in this recipe. It has the same creamy and thick consistency but with a slight tang that goes so well in the salad.

Does this recipe double well?

Yes! I often double or even triple this recipe when I want to feed a crowd! No changes need to be made to the recipe steps other than using a bigger bowl.

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Chicken Salad Sandwich on a Croissant

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This lightened up Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad will have you wondering why you ever needed to add mayo. It’s filled with awesome texture – crunchy almonds and celery, chewy dried cranberries, and sweet apples and grapes. Creamy, filling, healthy and perfect for sandwiches throughout the week.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup halved red seedless grapes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup small diced apple
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds.
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prep the Ingredients. Slice and dice the salad mix-ins and either cube or shred the cooked chicken.
  2. Mix the Salad. In a large bowl toss all ingredients together. Adjust salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.
  3. Serve and Enjoy. Serve cold as a sandwich with bread or with lettuce as lettuce wraps.

Notes

Leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: By Hand
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chicken Salad, Healthy Chicken Salad, Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad