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The Quintessential Chicken Salad

Photo: Emma Crist; Styling: Emma Crist

Prep time 20 mins

Makes 6-8 servings

This 20-minute chicken salad is creamy, flavorful, and packed full of healthy veggies and protein-rich chicken. We lightened up the typical mayonnaise base by adding in 1/2 cup of low-fat, plain Greek yogurt, but you can use one full cup of mayonnaise if you'd like. Use store-bought Rotisserie chicken to save even more time on busy evenings. Serve with crunchy, buttery crackers or on whole grain bread with lettuce and tomato.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 5 chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 3 celery stalks)
  • 1 cup halved red seedless grapes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 258
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • fat 15.3 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 7.3 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • sugars 4 g
  • calcium 50 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 624 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard and lemon juice in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well blended. Serve with crunchy, buttery crackers or on whole grain bread with lettuce and tomato.