Love chicken salad? In this post, we’re sharing our go-to chicken salad recipe + 4 different chicken salad recipes for you to try using shredded chicken, a Greek yogurt sauce, and different add-ins.
What is in chicken salad?
Classic chicken salad is typically made up of shredded chicken breast, celery, onion, grapes, mayo, and lemon juice.
Is chicken salad healthy?
Chicken salad is high in protein and typically low in carbohydrates making it a healthy recipe option.
How to Make Chicken Salad
Every good chicken salad begins with shredded chicken. Feel free to make your own or buy store-bought.
If you make your own, make sure to chill the chicken before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients.
Ways to Make Shredded Chicken for Chicken Salad
These days, it’s pretty easy to find store-bought shredded chicken. However, if you’d like to make your own, here are a few ways to make shredded chicken:
We are all about add-ins when it comes to chicken salad. Our classic chicken salad recipe calls for:
- red onion
Yogurt Chicken Salad Sauce
Our favorite chicken salad is made with a Greek yogurt base for extra protein and a handful of other delicious flavors including lemon, honey, and spices.
Combine the shredded chicken, add-ins, and Greek yogurt sauce in a large bowl.
How to Serve Chicken Salad
We love chicken salad because you can serve it in a variety of different ways to really keep mealtime interesting.
Mason Jars: add your favorite greens to the bottom of a mason jar and top it with a serving of one of these chicken salad recipes! Screw the top on and you’re ready to go.
The W&P Porter Seal Tight Jar holds 16 oz. and is perfect for oats, soups, salad, etc.
Bento Boxes: Glass bento boxes are the latest craze and a genius way to pack these chicken salads for on-the-go. Add a serving of chicken salad along with more veggies, fruit, and your favorite crunchy for a balanced meal prep lunch.
Wraps: Are you a chicken salad wrap fan? The good news is, all 4 of these recipes are deliciously wrapped inside your favorite tortilla! Add some greens and any other add-ins your heart desires, a serving of chicken salad, and you’ve got an epic wrap ready to eat! Pro tip: we find that classic white tortillas wrap the best and would avoid using corn tortillas.
Store chicken salad in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
If you LOVE healthy chicken salad so much that you’re looking for more recipe inspiration, check out some other Fit Foodie Finds chicken salad recipes below!
Healthy Chicken Salad – 4 Ways
Keep reading to find 4 amazing healthy chicken salad recipes that are oh-so flavorful and super easy to make!
Southwest Chicken Salad
Love southwestern flavors? Try our healthier southwest chicken salad! It’s made with a citrus-infused southwestern yogurt sauce and a little bit of hot sauce to top things off!
Classic Healthy Chicken Salad
Our Classic Healthy Chicken Salad with Apples is a classic recipe made with a healthy twist! It’s very similar to Waldorf Chicken Salad, but made with a delicious yogurt sauce, a little bit of honey, and lemon juice!
BLT Chicken Salad
Please tell me you’re a BLT lover! This BLT Chicken Salad is so yummy and healthy too! The chicken salad sauce is so yummy and made with yogurt, a little bit of ranch seasoning (secret ingredient) and lemon juice!
Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad
Healthy creamy pesto chicken salad?! Uh, yes, please! Our pesto chicken salad is made with classic Caprese ingredients and a yogurt-based pesto sauce that you’re going to love!
Best Chicken salad
- 1 lb. cooked shredded chicken breast
- 1 large green apple finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
- 2 large celery stalks finely diced
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries or Craisins
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt any %
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ground pepper to taste
- Place shredded chicken, green apple, red onion, celery, and dried cranberries into a large bowl. Mix and set aside.
- Create the sauce combining yogurt, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Add sauce to the shredded chicken mixture and mix until combined. Serve and enjoy.
Loving these fresh ideas! Can’t wait to try them out.
I made the Southwest Chicken Salad and it was so good! I ate it as an open faced sandwich on toasted bread. So easy to make and assemble -I meal prepped it for my lunch. I’m excited to try the other 3 kinds!
How many servings does this recipe make?
If you check out the recipe card you will see that each of the 4 recipes makes 4 servings!
Made the cranberry chicken salad yesterday and it was perfect! Could you update the nutritional info as it seems like it was forgotten above? Thanks!