Healthy Chicken Salad
Chicken salad gets a healthy upgrade with arugula, grapes, cucumber, and a healthy Greek yogurt dressing. Nope, no mayo in sight. Don’t worry though, this salad packs so much flavor, you won’t even miss it.
I prefer to use red grapes in a salad like this, but green grapes would work just fine.
Special sauce. Greek yogurt, lemon juice, vinegar, and a few spices are all you need to whip up this awesome dressing, which is much better for you that it’s mayo-based cousin. (Your heart with thank you later).
Pre-cook the chicken any way you like. I used my Greek yogurt and lemon marinade for the chicken, and it paired wonderfully with the salad. I highly recommend trying it, but regular grilled or baked chicken would taste great too.
Nothing beats a good chicken salad and a cold glass of fresh iced tea on a hot summer day. I think this salad is great for sandwiches, brunch, lunch, as a side dish, or just by itself. Hope you like it as much as I do!
Healthy Chicken Salad – serves 8
4 3-4 oz. Chicken Breasts, cooked and cut into 1 ” pieces
2 Cucumber, peeled and diced
2 c Red Seedless Grapes, halved
3 c Baby Arugula, long stems removed
4 tbsp Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Dried Tarragon*
1/2 tsp Marjoram
Salt and Pepper
In a large bowl, combine chicken, cucumber, grapes, and arugula. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, tarragon, marjoram, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour over salad and toss to combine. Serve chilled.
*Fresh tarragon would be an excellent substitute, if you can find it.
Nutrition Information (Approximate Values): 220 Calories, 7g Fat, 30g Protein, 1g Fiber, 12g Carbohydrates