10 Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes
Often overloaded because it's made with rich ingredients like full-fat mayonnaise and chopped bacon, chicken salads can be far from healthy. But these 10 recipes rely on wholesome ingredients to create healthy chicken salads that your whole family will love. Whether served over a bed of greens or scooped into a sandwich, these unique chicken salads are sure to become new favorites. Bonus: they last for several days in the fridge, so you can make a batch one day, and eat from it for several more.
Healthy Chicken Salad
Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are the secret ingredients to this low-fat chicken salad recipe. "A protein-packed alternative to the normal chicken salad," says recipe creator Yoly. "This one is healthier, quick, and easy to make."
Fruity Chicken Salad with Tarragon
Creamy and tangy, this healthy chicken salad dish gets its richness from half mayonnaise and half low-fat Greek yogurt. Recipe creator lutzflcat says, "It's sweet and juicy from the apples and grapes, a little savory from the tarragon, crunchy from the pecans and celery, and lightened up a bit with some yogurt."
Gourmet Chicken Salad
This colorful chicken salad is just begging to be stuffed into a wrap or slathered onto a piece of whole-wheat toast. It's packed with green grapes, fresh celery, and mandarin oranges for bright and bold flavor.
Fancy Chicken Salad
Light mayonnaise may be the base for this chicken salad, but it's dressed up with the high-impact additions of cider vinegar, garlic, and plenty of fresh dill. Don't skip the feta or red bell peppers; they provide a burst of flavor and color.
Cherry Chicken Salad
You won't have any trouble meeting your daily fruit and vegetable goals with this produce-packed chicken salad. Dried cherries, fresh apples, and crunchy celery make for a healthier chicken salad recipe that's loaded with different tastes and textures.
No-Mayo Chicken Salad
You'll never even notice the missing mayo in this rich chicken salad. Sour cream and cream cheese, along with Dijon mustard and lemon juice, create the decadent dressing. It's perfect served over a pile of lettuce for an easy lunch.
Greek Chicken Salad
You're sure to meet your daily vegetable needs with this veggie-filled recipe. Carrots, cucumbers, and black olives accompany the chicken in this Greek-inspired version of chicken salad.
Easy Avocado Chicken Salad
Avocado creates a creamy base for this Southwest-inspired chicken salad, a perfect heart-healthy substitute for mayo. Reviewer empeagler says, "I wanted a healthy chicken salad to put on a sandwich without all the mayo and sour cream. This one has great flavor and the onions really add great flavor!"
Fruity Curry Chicken Salad
If you're bored with basic chicken salads, then this flavorful spin may become your new favorite. Apples, raisins, and grapes create a sweet base which is balanced out with savory ingredients like curry powder, celery, and green onions.
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Fresh chopped herbs and rotisserie chicken make for a wow-worthy salad recipe. By using plain Greek yogurt in place of traditional mayo, the dish has less fat and more protein.