A classic easy chicken salad recipe that you can make fast! Use greek yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise to cut calories, without sacrificing flavor!
I really need to get back into meal planning. It just makes my life a bunch easier if I have things prepared and ready or planned, so that when I get home with kids in tow, it’s not the mad-dash to the fridge/freezer/pantry trying to figure out what to make in 30 minutes, while juggling snack-demands from both kids, and the clock ticking.
This chicken salad recipe is super basic, and easy to throw together. I like to make it and keep it hanging out in the fridge ready to throw in a lunch bag with some bread or some crackers for a yummy lunch.
Switching out most of the mayo usually found in chicken salad for greek yogurt is a great way to keep the calories down, and still have that creamy taste.
Check out these basic ingredients:
How to cook chicken for a salad:
It’s super easy. I typically use leftover chicken, but whenever I have a hankering to make an easy chicken salad recipe, here’s what I do:
Want more easy salad? Of course you do!
A classic easy chicken salad recipe that you can make fast! Use greek yogurt and low fat mayonnaise to cut calories, without sacrificing flavor!
- 1/4 cup plain free greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
- 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 celery stalks finely diced
- 2 Tbs red onion finely diced
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast diced
Whisk together the yogurt, mayo, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper until well blended.
Add the celery, red onion and chicken.
Mix until well combined.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Serve with crackers, or on bread.