Healthy Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

healthy chicken salad

Like any true southern girl I love a good chicken salad recipe. Leave the loaded mayo versions (yuck) in the past and swap it out for one with greek yogurt, diced apples, red onion and dried cranberries for a healthier twist. This chicken salad is super easy to make — save yourself the time and pick up a rotisserie chicken or the ‘just chicken’ from Trader Joe’s. Serve it atop fresh lettuce, toasted pita, or with a side of crackers (try Mary’s— so good!).

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
via damn delicious

1 lb cooked chicken breast, shredded
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced apple (I used a gala)
2/3 cup grapes, halved
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp fresh  lemon juice, or more, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper

In a bowl combine all ingredients and stir to evenly combine. Serve on fresh lettuce or in a toasted pita.




  1. April 19, 2016 / 6:17 am

    I don’t normally add in all the other great flavors to this just usually sticking with greek yogurt, grapes, onions and the chicken, but I’m definitely going to try it with all those other ingredients!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. April 19, 2016 / 7:41 am

    This looks delicious! I love chicken salad but I often shy away because, like you say it is loaded down with mayo! I am definitely giving this one a try.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. April 19, 2016 / 8:29 am

    yummy! i love grapes in a good chicken salad. i often forget to just get the rotisserie chicken and just make it the easy way. good reminder!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. April 19, 2016 / 8:29 am

    YUM! I get SO grossed out by chicken salad at restaurants that is just swimming in mayo, so nasty!

  5. April 19, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I absolutely love a good chicken salad too but somehow I have never made it with Greek yogurt! You are a genius girl! Definitely making this for lunches next week! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. April 19, 2016 / 8:47 am

    This reminds me of the Cranberry Kelly chicken salad from Chicken Salad Chick in Auburn!! I seriously lived off of it. Pretty sure it isn’t this healthy though hahaha – we just got one in Mt. P! You need to try it!!

  7. April 19, 2016 / 9:05 am

    This looks delicious! I hate mayo and Chris is allergic to eggs (he can only have like one egg in something.. ) so I never use it. Thank you for sharing this is perfect for spring and summer! 🙂

  8. susy
    April 19, 2016 / 9:17 am

    YUM!!! All I need is the red onion and I am making this…..Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. April 19, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Yum! Always love the lighter take on a classic recipe.

  10. April 19, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Love the addition of apples, can’t wait to try this!

  11. April 19, 2016 / 11:13 am

    This looks delicious and lots of protein!!

    liz @ j for joiner

  12. jillian
    April 19, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    mmmm we always make our chicken salad with greek yogurt too! i cant even eat the mayonnaise stuff anymore. xoxo

  13. April 19, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I love chicken salad- it’s a great way to eat the meat without it being too “boring”!

  14. April 19, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    This looks so good. I love chicken salad and the fact that this is a much healthier version!

  15. Kelly
    April 19, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I made this today for lunch. SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. April 27, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I love a good and healthy chicken salad recipe, I can’t wait to try this! Xo, Stephanie