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Chicken Salad with Grapes

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Chicken salad with Grapes is a delicious recipe for easy meal prepped lunches, but it’s also fantastic to take on picnics and to potlucks. Chicken Salad seems to be one of those things that a baby shower just can’t be without which I’m thankful for because I’m a serious chicken salad fanatic. I like to eat it on top of’a bunch’a lettuce, in a toasty roll or scoop it up with chips, crackers, celery, or spoon. I’ll take it anyway I can!

Chicken Salad with Grapes on a plate with carrots and lettuce

I make this Chicken Salad with Grapes version just lil healthier by mixing light mayo and non fat greek yogurt together. I like to add just a kiss of honey for sweetness instead of sugar. This recipe is absolutely full of amazing flavor, totally simple to make, and is totally some of the best chicken salad I’ve ever made! If you’re not a big fan of fruit in your chicken salad, I get it. I used to be that person too. Check out my original Skinny Chicken Salad it’s doesn’t have any bells or whistles, but it’s also top notch!

Chicken Salad with Grapes

This makes a great salad for lunch, a light summer supper, and takes hardly any time to mix all together. When warmer weather hits, I almost always have a dishes of chicken salad, egg salad, and/or pasta salad in the fridge for grab and eat lunches that require zero work and no heating the kitchen up. I love eating it just with some lettuce or crackers, but it also makes for the best sandwiches and wraps.

How to make Chicken Salad with Grapes

bowl of sliced grapes, toasted almonds, and diced celery

You’ll need to prep just a few ingredients! Wash and slice red seedless grapes in half, dice celery, and grab some sliced almonds.

Toast your almonds!

Have you ever toasted almonds before? Super simple. I always grab sliced or slivered raw almonds (usually found in the baking aisle at the store) and toast them up before adding them into any recipe. Toasted almonds add a whole different level of flavor that you’ll sure appreciate when you take a bite.

Simply grab a pan and heat over medium heat. Add raw sliced or slivered almonds to the pan and shake the pan/stir almost constantly for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat. You’ll be able tell they’re toasty by the golden brown color and delicious smell.

light mayo, minced onion, honey, and greek yogurt in a bowl

In a bowl stir together 1/4 cup light mayo, 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp honey, 1/4 tsp celery salt, and 1 tbsp dried minced onion.

chicken

Wanna know a secret to really good chicken salad? Canned chicken breast. I don’t know why, but it just always tastes so much better. I forgot how much I preferred canned chicken breast in chicken salad until I was organizing my pantry and realized I had a lot of canned chicken because we bought some before the “lockdown” started back in Illinois.

Not a fan of canned chicken breast? No problem at all. Use some homemade shredded or diced chicken. You can always grab a rotisserie chicken from the store for ease too!

Chicken Salad with Grapes being all mixed together

Add the celery, grapes, toasted almonds, chicken, and mayo/yogurt mixture and stir together real well.

Chicken Salad with Grapes

And we’re done! Simple and satisfying!

chicken salad with grapes

I hope you enjoy, friends!

From my kitchen to yours, Star

Chicken Salad with Grapes

This Chicken Salad with grapes is so simple and delicious! The perfect recipe for healthy meal prep or a quick meal!
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Chicken Salad with Grapes
Prep Time:10 mins
“Fridge Time”:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups chicken (chopped or shredded) (I like using canned chicken breast, but use whatever you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes quartered or halved depending on size
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (chopped pecans work well too)
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1/4 cup non fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dried minced/chopped onion (you can find this with other spices in the stores)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt (can use regular salt if need be)
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  • Toast almonds: In a nonstick pan over medium heat shake/stir sliced almonds until fragrant and light golden brown.
  • In a bowl stir together mayo, greek yogurt, honey, dried minced onion, celery salt, apple cider vinegar, and honey then add diced/shredded chicken breast, diced celery, grapes, and almonds. Make sure it's combined well. Cover and store in refrigerator for at least 25 minutes before eating to let the flavors hang out and meld together (it also softens the dried onion).
  • Enjoy chicken salad with lettuce, toasty bread, crackers, chips, or celery!

Notes

Click here for WW Personal Points!(points for 1/2 cup)

180 calories. 9.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 6g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 3.5g sugar, 0g ADDED sugar, 17g protein (for one full cup)

Servings: 4 cups
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

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99 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    It was excellent, Star. Great served over mixed salad greens with multi-grain crackers on the side. Please note Step 2 asks for adding the honey twice.

  2. I’m confused. Are the calorie counts for one whole cup or for half a cup? Ww says for 1/2 cup but then at the bottom it says one full cup. Great recipe! I absolutely love making it!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolute love this recipe. Had made it with roasted chicken before, but made it with canned today and Star, you were so right! It’s even better with canned chicken.

    1. I have the same question as Jaime above. I’m confused on calories and nutrition information.

      1. here’s the nutritional info for one full cup of chicken salad- if you need WW points you can click on the link in the recipe card note section. Let me know if you need anything else!
        180 calories. 9.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 6g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 3.5g sugar, 0g ADDED sugar, 17g protein

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious!! I altered it just a bit. I added some Italian seasoning. Also, I had my own canned chicken so I added a little extra mayo and some of the juice. Thank you!

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