A staple meal for me is chicken salad. So, after starting weight watchers, I was on the hunt for a healthy chicken apple salad recipe. This is the one I settle on and it’s fantastic.
The dressing for the salad is simple. Like I have said before, nonfat plain Greek yogurt is a great alternative to sour cream when you are watching your diet. That is the main ingredient for this dressing. Then there is a little light mayo used. It adds flavor and creaminess to the dressing. You also add in lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper. The lemon adds a nice fresh flavor, but also keeps the apple from going brown.
The healthy chicken salad itself consists of 4 ingredients.
There is chicken, celery, apples, and dried cranberries. I love this combination. If you aren’t a fan of apples or cranberries in your chicken salad or just want to change things up feel free to change up the fruit. Grapes and pineapple are also great choices.
To keep this low calorie, I served my salad in leaves of mini romaine lettuce that I buy from Costco. If you eat it on lettuce or just s is, this recipe is 2 WW personal Points for me.
My husband and daughter enjoyed their salad on regular white bread. If you want bread, but want a healthier option, Sara Lee has a “Delightful” bread that is only 45 calories a slice. They have white, honey whole wheat, multi-grain, or soft and smooth wheat. If you aren’t worried about keeping things super low calorie you can serve this salad on a croissant.
- NONFAT PLAIN GREEK YOGURT
- LIGHT MAYONNAISE
- LEMON JUICE
- COOKED CHICKEN
- DRIED CRANBERRIES
- SALT AND PEPPER
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- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup chopped apple
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, lemon juice, and parsley together.
- Add the chicken, celery, apple, and dried cranberries to the bowl with the dressing. Stir to coat. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: American
This recipe is adapted from Simple Nourished Living.