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4 Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes

We’re cooking up 4 delicious healthy chicken salad recipes, which are all made from a Greek yogurt base and are excellent for meal prep. From southwest chicken salad to cranberry chicken salad, you are going to love all 4 of these!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4-6 1x
Category: Lunch
Method: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Southwest Chicken Salad

  • 1 lb. cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 cup can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup YQ by Yoplait Plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar-based hot sauce

Cranberry Chicken Salad with Apples

  • 1 lb. cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 large green apple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 large celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (or Craisins)
  • 1/2 cup YQ by Yoplait Plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pepper, to taste

BLT Chicken Salad

  • 1 lb. cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup chopped kale, deboned
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup YQ by Yoplait Plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar-based hot sauce (or more, to taste)

Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad

  • 1 lb. cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls, halved
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup YQ by Yoplait Plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons pesto (check out our homemade pesto recipe)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Southwest Chicken Salad

  1. Place shredded chicken, sweet corn, black beans, red onion, fresh cilantro, and red pepper into a large bowl. Mix and set aside.
  2. Create the sauce by mixing together YQ by Yoplait, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, and hot sauce.
  3. Add sauce to the shredded chicken mixture and mix until combined.

Cranberry Chicken Salad with Apples

  1. Place shredded chicken, green apple, red onion, celery, and dried cranberries into a large bowl. Mix and set aside.
  2. Create the sauce by mixing together YQ by Yoplait, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add sauce to the shredded chicken mixture and mix until combined.

BLT Chicken Salad

  1. First, make your massaged kale. Place kale into a medium bowl and drizzle on a teaspoon of olive oil. Then, use your hands to massage the oil into the kale for 3-5 minutes or until the kale becomes wilted and broken down.
  2. Place shredded chicken, bacon, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and massaged kale into a large bowl. Mix and set aside.
  3. Create the sauce by mixing together YQ by Yoplait, ranch seasoning, lemon juice, and hot sauce.
  4. Add sauce to the shredded chicken mixture and mix until combined.

Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad

  1. Place shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, pine nuts, and fresh basil into a large bowl. Mix and set aside.
  2. Create the sauce by mixing together YQ by Yoplait, pesto, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add sauce to the shredded chicken mixture and mix until combined.

Notes

  • Serving Size: Each of these recipes serves 4-6 depending on how you serve the chicken salad.
  • Storage: All 4 of these recipes will stay good refrigerated for up to 4 to 5 days.

Nutrition Information

  • Cranberry Chicken Salad: see nutrition information below
  • Southwest Chicken Salad: Calories: 254 Sugar: 7 Sodium: 276 Fat: 3 Carbs: 25 Fiber: 6 Protein: 33
  • BLT Chicken Salad: Calories: 229 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 443 Fat: 10 Carbs: 6 Fiber: 1 Protein: 32
  • Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad: Calories: 266 Sugar: 2 Sodium: 241 Fat: 15 Carbs: 4 Fiber: 1 Protein: 30

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 140
  • Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 28

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