Light & Healthy Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

Light & Healthy Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

This Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes is bursting with delicious flavors and textures! Juicy grapes, crisp apples and crunchy pecans, all topped off with a you’d-never-guess-it’s-healthy Greek yogurt dressing (secret ingredient alert!). Absolutely fabulous as a weekday sandwich or at a casual picnic, but also special enough for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day tea or ladies’ lunch. It’s so versatile … and we’ve got lots of tips and serving ideas, too!

Somewhere out there is a waiter I really need to thank. No idea who he is – I’ve never actually met the guy.

But he’s the key to the secret ingredient that truly elevates this chicken salad recipe to new heights.

You see, back when my twins were tiny toddlers, I loved packing up lunches and heading out on big adventures … well, as big as the zoo or the park gets – and really, with two little ones, that was adventure aplenty!

Light & Healthy Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

THE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups diced, cooked, skinless chicken breasts (see note)
  • 1 cup halved red grapes (or quartered if the grapes are large)
  • 1 cup diced apple (we prefer crisp, sweet apples in this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smooth Dijon mustard
For serving: spinach or other leafy greens and whole grain wraps or toasted bread for sandwiches; greens as a base for a salad plate; or whole grain crackers or endive spears for serving as an appetizer

DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, grapes, apples, pecans, and celery, stirring gently to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, cider vinegar, tarragon, sugar, kosher salt, and mustard.
  3. Pour yogurt dressing over chicken mixture and gently stir to combine evenly.
  4. Serve as desired – as a wrap, sandwich, salad plate or appetizer.

Source: twohealthykitchens.com

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