Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Use Greek yogurt or cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise. This will make your chicken salad healthier and more nutritious, while still giving it a creamy texture.
  • Add fruits and vegetables for sweetness, crunch, and nutrition. Some good options include apples, grapes, celery, carrots, and onions.
  • Use nuts and seeds for added protein and healthy fats. Walnuts, almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds are all good choices.
  • Add herbs and spices for flavor. Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika are all good options.

Here is a specific recipe for a healthy chicken salad with some unique details:


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup chopped grapes
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, grapes, celery, walnuts, and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken salad and toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or chill for later.

Unique details:

  • This recipe uses grapes instead of a more traditional dried fruit like cranberries. Grapes add a touch of sweetness and a crisp texture to the salad.
  • The walnuts add protein, healthy fats, and a bit of crunch.
  • The Greek yogurt dressing is healthier and more nutritious than mayonnaise, but still gives the salad a creamy texture.

You can also experiment with other unique ingredients in your chicken salad. For example, you could add:

  • Quinoa or brown rice for added fiber and nutrients
  • Avocado for healthy fats and creaminess
  • Dried mango or pineapple for sweetness and tropical flavor
  • Feta cheese for a salty and tangy flavor
  • Curry powder or cumin for a warm and earthy flavor

The possibilities are endless!

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