RecipeCreamy & Crunchy Chicken Salad

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Total Fat: 12 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 470 mg

Introducing my action-packed chicken salad, a versatile dish bursting with nourishment. Made with protein-rich chicken and a medley of fresh ingredients, this recipe is a superfood standout. But here’s the kicker— you can enjoy it in so many different ways. Spread it on whole grain crackers, pile it onto toast, or take the nutrition up a notch by serving it on apple slices for a juicy lower-carb spin.

Now, let’s talk about customization— you are the boss of your sauce, here. You have the power to switch up the ingredients based on your preferences and what’s in your kitchen. For instance, you can swap out the apples for chopped pears, sliced grapes, or even green peas. Experiment with different veggies like diced celery or jicama instead of bell peppers. And if red onion isn’t your thing, try chopped chives for a milder onion flavor. Opt for pistachios, almonds, or walnuts in place of pecans and you can skip the dill if it’s not for you.

Also, you can whip up this chicken salad using leftover or rotisserie chicken, or even swap in tuna, salmon, or shrimp for a seafood twist.

With endless possibilities and a whole lot of flavor, this healthy and hearty chicken salad may just become one of your new favorite dishes.


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This recipe makes 4 cups
  • 2 heaping cups of cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • ½ chopped apple, skin-on (~ 3/4 cup)
  • 1 small red or orange bell pepper, diced (~3/4 cup)
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • • ⅓ cup light mayo
  • • ⅓ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice or Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp minced dill
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and blend until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on whole grain crackers, toast or on apple slices for a low carb bite.

Nutrition provided per 1 cup. 

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