Best Chicken Salad Ever


This recipe for chicken salad with raisins uses canned chicken, but if you want to use leftover chunked chicken or turkey, it's even better. A dab of sweet relish is a tasty surprise, and we love the apples, pecans, and raisins. The creamy salad dressing finishes it off nicely.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (5 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained and flaked

  • 1 large apple, cored and diced

  • cup raisins

  • ½ stalk celery, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 3 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix chicken, apple, raisins, celery, pecans, yogurt, and relish together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.


Cucumber is an interesting substitution possibility for the celery.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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