Looking for a delicious and easy chicken salad recipe that’s also nutritious? Then give this recipe a try! You can make it ahead of time on the weekend and take it for lunch for the next couple of days or enjoy it for a quick dinner. Add it to your favorite bread for a wholesome sandwich or scoop it onto a bed of greens for a lighter meal. The dressing for this chicken salad is lightened up a little with the addition of Greek yogurt, however it is still contains mayonnaise to round it off. This chicken salad is super flavorful and comes together in no time! Perfect for picnics, work or school lunches, potlucks and quick dinners. For a complete meal, combine it with a side salad. Try it today!
Creamy Chicken Salad
A lightened up creamy and delicious chicken salad recipe that's perfect for picnics, work lunches or quick dinners.
- 3 chicken breasts diced
- 2 celery stalks sliced
- ½ green pepper diced
- 3 green onions diced
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp dill
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp water
In a stainless steel pot, cook chicken breasts until done, for roughly 15-20 minutes or until all juices are absorbed. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
Prepare the dressing by placing all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisking them until combined. Set aside.
In a bowl, add the cooked chicken, celery, pepper, green onions and dressing. Mix together.
Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- You may notice the next day that there is some liquid that’s drained from the mixture. This is the whey liquid from the yogurt. Simply drain the excess liquid and enjoy the salad.
Can this be used with light tuna?
Yes absolutely! Enjoy!