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Healthy Chicken Salad With Apples

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Healthy chicken salad with apples is made with tart Granny Smith apples, chicken breast and a Greek yogurt base. A quick, healthy and delicious meal.

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This recipe for healthy chicken salad with apples 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.

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What should I serve with chicken salad with apples?

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
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Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Add the Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and some salt and pepper to a bowl and mix it all together well.

2 – Add the cooked chicken, celery and apples to the Greek yogurt dressing and mix together until the chicken is well coated.

Note, I peel my apple and core it before chopping it up. 

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What can I add to chicken salad with apples?

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. 

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

Yield: 6 Servings

Healthy Chicken Salad With Apples

apple chicken salad in a brown bowl next to a towel with a spoon

Healthy chicken salad with apples is made with tart Granny Smith apples, chicken breast and a Greek yogurt base. A quick, healthy and delicious meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard and garlic powder. Mix together well.
  2. Add cooked chicken, celery and apples to Greek yogurt dressing and mix together until coated well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Enjoy immediately, or store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

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.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

    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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    Sapana

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    Such a delicious salad to take to work and one that will fuel the rest of your afternoon. Thanks!

    simplylowcal

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    Thanks, I agree! :)

    Beth

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    This is so fresh and fun! With the yogurt added, I could even eat this for breakfast! Yum!

    simplylowcal

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    It would make a filling breakfast, for sure! :)

    Beth

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    My favorite apple would be cortland, my kids LOVE green apples! This looks so tasty and I like the suggestion of adding dried cranberries!

    simplylowcal

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    Dried cranberries sound great!

    Erin

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    I can’t believe I’ve never put crunchy apple in my chicken salad. I think my kids would love this!!

    simplylowcal

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    It does add great dimension to the salad. :)

    Emily

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    This apple chicken salad is so good! Love how it uses yogurt in it!

    simplylowcal

    Wednesday 20th of November 2019

    Thanks!

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