A protein-packed alternative to the normal chicken salad. This one is healthier, quick, and easy to make. I peeled my apple, personal preference, but feel free to add it unpeeled.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, celery, apple, cranberries, onion, pecans, and Dijon mustard in a bowl; stir until well combined. Mix in chicken and season with salt and pepper.

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Cook's Note:

You can use raisins instead of Craisins(R), if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 14.6g 29% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 28.5mg 10% DV; sodium 247.6mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2020
I was very skeptical about the replacement of mayonnaise but OMG!! Amazing. I just sort of eyeballed it so it wasn’t exact but I think it’s a personal preference on texture. The flavor was great! I am on a high-protein diet so this was perfect. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
It didn’t have much flavor so am thinking of adding maybe some dried jalapeños to spice it up. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2019
It didn’t have much flavor so am thinking of adding maybe some dried jalapeños to spice it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2020
I was very skeptical about the replacement of mayonnaise but OMG!! Amazing. I just sort of eyeballed it so it wasn’t exact but I think it’s a personal preference on texture. The flavor was great! I am on a high-protein diet so this was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2020
Yogurt and cottage cheese...who would have thought! It was tasty. Kids liked it, but I also kept our own spin on chicken salad sandwiches, by adding a diced granny smith, candied pecans, a halved red grapes! Similar to Arbys! We are glad to skip the mayo anytime. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2020
I totally disliked it. Texture was probably the most offensive, maybe the yogurt and cottage cheese should be put through a blender for a smoother consistent taste. I also thought it lacked flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2020
Tastes good but the texture is not my preference Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2020
It was good. Change from the usual chicken salad. Thanks for introducing it so I could try it . Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2020
For a different chicken salad this is very good, though I admit to some changes. Didn't have ANY kind of sugar-less yogurt so I substituted sour cream; no craisins so used raisins. I added a little bit of red bell pepper, didn't have any celery... and to moisten it up, I added a little orange juice with a little bit of zest. Definitely was winging it, but it went over very well with my picky husband!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
My wife and I loved it. We will definitely use this often. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
Made it with Ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, and it was a big hit at a potluck picnic. Read More