Apple chicken salad is made with tart Granny Smith apples, chicken breast and a Greek yogurt base. A quick, healthy and delicious meal.
I love Fall, and this time of year in general. A plethora of apples are here in full swing. No matter what type of apple you are looking for, you’re likely going to find a large selection in most stores. I don’t think I can pinpoint my favorite type of apple, as I have many favorites, but I am partial to Granny Smith apples and their tartness.
This recipe for apple chicken salad is a great way to incorporate apples into a dish. Typically, apples are used in sweet dishes, which I love, but they are also great in savory dishes too. Granny Smith apples give this salad the perfect amount of crunch and tartness.
What should I serve with apple chicken salad?
A variety of sides would be delicious with chicken salad. Including, mixed green salad, seasonal fruit, crusty bread, croissants, pita bread or chips.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Less fat than mayo based salads
- Great crunch from the apples
- Perfect for sandwiches or to eat as is
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Chicken breast
- Greek yogurt
- Granny Smith apples
- Dijon mustard
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
How to make this recipe
1 – Start by cooking the chicken. Feel free to cook your chicken breast however you like. I often cook mine on the stovetop in boiling water, but I also bake it in the oven sometimes too. Other times I buy the chicken precooked from the store. Whatever method you choose to use will work. Once the chicken is cooled and chopped, set aside.
2 – To make the dressing, add the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and some salt and pepper to a bowl and mix it all together well.
3 – Once it’s mixed well, add in the cooked chicken, sliced celery and chopped apples and stir everything together well.
Note, I peel my apple and core it before chopping it up.
What can I add to apple chicken salad?
If you are looking to bulk up your chicken salad, you can add a lot of different things to spruce it up. Pickles, grapes, dried cranberries, almonds, green onions, boiled egg, and a variety of herbs are some other ingredients to add to your chicken salad.
For a low-carb meal, the chicken salad can be eaten as is. The salad can also be added to a croissant for a sandwich. Low-carb and low-calorie bread works well too.
How do I store my leftover chicken salad?
Place chicken salad in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for about 3 days.
Can I freeze my leftover chicken salad?
Yes! Place chicken salad in a freezer safe container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost it in the refrigerator up to a day before serving.
Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 114
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No Mayo Healthy Apple Chicken Salad
- 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, add Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard and garlic powder. Mix together well.
- Add cooked chicken, celery and apples to Greek yogurt dressing and mix together until coated well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Enjoy immediately, or store in airtight container for up to 3 days.
- To cook raw chicken breast, bring pot of water to a boil, and boil chicken for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
- Peel and core apple before chopping.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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