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Healthy Chicken Salad

I’m a little late posting today…my little man has been sick all weekend and it hasn’t been very fun. The poor thing is teething pretty badly too..its been looong. But he’s down for a nap now, thankfully, he needs it, and I have a few minutes to blog!

This weather has been freakin awesome! I know everyone, everywhere, is saying this. But I just cant get over it..to be able to wear shorts, in Maine, in March. WOW. Unheard of…(and its supposed to hit 80 this week!) Eeeee!! (Insert loud squawk of excitement!!) I just hope it stays this nice!! (I may actually get outside finally…I’m totally a bear in the winter..I hibernate bad.)

Soo Chicken Salad sandwiches..completely a summertime food..in my head. But like I said, Its like summer around here and these mini sandwiches are the perfect snack or have a couple and call it lunch! They’re flavorful, healthy, and so superb! (Tip: Make them even healthier by using the chicken salad on top of a salad instead of on bread!)

I can’t believe bikini season is right around the corner…THAT is a scary thought. Ive been slightly neglectful of my baby weight..did you know that they Spanks makes bathing suits! Can we say Hallelujah!? Its like a little nip n’ tuck without all the nipping! 😛 Time to hit the pavement regardless though!

Add this chicken salad to your diet..quick to whip up, store it in the fridge and you’ve got snacks to go! 🙂 Happy Monday!

Healthy Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 Mini Sandwiches, well packed

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich

Calories per serving: 130 calories/serving

Fat per serving: 2.9 grams total fat/serving

Healthy Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup diced green peppers
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed (I just bought a rotisserie chicken to keep it quick)
  • 5 ounces Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup quartered red grapes
  • Honey Wheat Rolls (optional)
  • Pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl add the green peppers and cubed chicken.
  2. In a separate small bowl whisk together the Greek yogurt, Dijon, lemon juice, brown sugar, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  3. Once completely whisked together pour into the chicken and pepper mix. Toss to combine and thoroughly coat.
  4. Add the quartered grapes, and toss to mix.
  5. Spoon into rolls or on a salad and enjoy!

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9 Comments

  • Reply cassie

    this sounds so good! I love chicken salad but rarely make it. Need to try it with Greek yogurt, yum!

    March 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      It was a great change up! Definitely try it! 🙂

      March 21, 2012 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Connie

    I always found Greek Yogurt to be an awesome substitute for mayonnaise, mostly because I don’t have it and you just naturally FEEL better for it, I guess XD More protein! Yay!
    Thanks for the recipe, it’s definitely inspiring- I usually am not a fan of chicken salad, but this actually looks delicious! 😀

    March 25, 2012 at 5:23 am
    • Reply Alaina

      I agree, I ALWAYS use it to sub mayo..so much better for you! It’s so delicious! 🙂

      March 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Hello, I tried the recipe & love it! I am on a diet and tracking calories and wondering does the 130 calories/serving include the bread? And is one serving considered 1/6 of this recipe?

    July 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      It doesn’t include the bread! Sorry!

      July 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Brooke @ Inside-Out Design

    This looks delicious! Pinning! 🙂

    May 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply marcie

    I’ve made this twice, once w/o the cayenne, and once with, and this is delicious!!!! Thank you!

    July 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Oh Im SO glad you like it!! Thanks for sharing!! )

      July 3, 2013 at 12:32 am

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