Chicken salad and chicken salad sandwiches make for really quick and easy meal ideas. You are going to LOVE this Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad recipe that combines plain Greek yogurt, a touch of mayonnaise, fresh dill, and dried cherries. It's a healthy chicken salad that is a real crowd pleaser.
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Greek yogurt is a healthy substitute for mayonnaise in many recipes, this one included. I left 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise because I like the taste of it. You can omit all the mayonnaise is you prefer and add 3 more tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt to this salad.
Easy Chicken Salad
When my oldest son was a baby, I used to conduct home parties for a home decorating company. During that time, I met some great people and sampled amazing party food. One of the dishes I really enjoyed was this Chicken Salad served on fresh cocktail sized croissants. The party hostess that made these chicken salad sandwiches said the trick was when you think you've added enough dill, add another handful. She was right! That extra handful of dill makes all the difference.
Sandwiches are great for on the go meals or snacks. Salads take little effort to create and are a good way to get your vegetables for the day. Chicken salad is a wonderful blend of both a salad and a sandwich. Imagine chicken salad on a fresh croissant or whole wheat bread! Yumm!
If you don't want to have a sandwich, try this chicken salad on sliced celery sticks. Top the celery sticks with salad or use the celery as a dipping stick. The celery add a wonderful crunch without additional calories. You can also serve this on top of mixed greens with no dressing or just a drizzle of olive oil. Both ways are terrific. My kids' preferred way to eat chicken salad is on crackers. The pita chips I buy don't contain anything ingredients, and they are as close to homemade as I will get. This method is great for packed lunches too.
Chicken salad is a great summer salad. It's quick and easy to make. I hope you enjoy it!
Simple chicken salad that is a real crowd pleasure
- 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 1/3 cup dried cherries or craisins
- 1/4 cup sliced or chopped almonds
- 3 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Serve this chicken salad by itself, with crackers or sliced celery, on a salad, or on a croissant or sliced bread.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 13g