Chicken Salad (4 Ways)


Love chicken salad? In this post, we’re sharing our go-to chicken salad recipe + 4 different chicken salad recipes for you to try using shredded chicken, a Greek yogurt sauce, and different add-ins.

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

Classic chicken salad is typically made up of shredded chicken breast, celery, onion, grapes, mayo, and lemon juice.

Chicken salad is high in protein and typically low in carbohydrates making it a healthy recipe option.

How to Make Chicken Salad

Every good chicken salad begins with shredded chicken. Feel free to make your own or buy store-bought.

If you make your own, make sure to chill the chicken before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients.

Ways to Make Shredded Chicken for Chicken Salad

These days, it’s pretty easy to find store-bought shredded chicken. However, if you’d like to make your own, here are a few ways to make shredded chicken:

Shredded Chicken in bowl.

We are all about add-ins when it comes to chicken salad. Our classic chicken salad recipe calls for:

  • apple
  • red onion
  • celery
  • craisins

Our favorite chicken salad is made with a Greek yogurt base for extra protein and a handful of other delicious flavors including lemon, honey, and spices.

Combine the shredded chicken, add-ins, and Greek yogurt sauce in a large bowl.

chicken salad in jars.

How to Serve Chicken Salad

We love chicken salad because you can serve it in a variety of different ways to really keep mealtime interesting.

bento box image.

Store chicken salad in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

4 healthy chicken salad recipes.

If you LOVE healthy chicken salad so much that you’re looking for more recipe inspiration, check out some other Fit Foodie Finds chicken salad recipes below!

Healthy Chicken Salad – 4 Ways

Keep reading to find 4 amazing healthy chicken salad recipes that are oh-so flavorful and super easy to make!

Southwest Chicken Salad

Love southwestern flavors? Try our healthier southwest chicken salad! It’s made with a citrus-infused southwestern yogurt sauce and a little bit of hot sauce to top things off!

Southwest Chicken Salad

Classic Healthy Chicken Salad

Our Classic Healthy Chicken Salad with Apples is a classic recipe made with a healthy twist! It’s very similar to Waldorf Chicken Salad, but made with a delicious yogurt sauce, a little bit of honey, and lemon juice!

Cranberry Chicken Salad.

BLT Chicken Salad

Please tell me you’re a BLT lover! This BLT Chicken Salad is so yummy and healthy too! The chicken salad sauce is so yummy and made with yogurt, a little bit of ranch seasoning (secret ingredient) and lemon juice!

BLT Chicken Salad in bowl.

Healthy creamy pesto chicken salad?! Uh, yes, please! Our pesto chicken salad is made with classic Caprese ingredients and a yogurt-based pesto sauce that you’re going to love!

Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad.
  • 1 lb. cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 large green apple finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 large celery stalks finely diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or Craisins
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt any %
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ground pepper to taste
  • Place shredded chicken, green apple, red onion, celery, and dried cranberries into a large bowl. Mix and set aside.

  • Create the sauce combining yogurt, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Add sauce to the shredded chicken mixture and mix until combined. Serve and enjoy.

Calories: 195kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 28g Fat: 2g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g

About Lee Funke

Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness.

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