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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.


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


  • 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


  • 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!


WW Points: 3
(points for 1/2 cup serving)

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
Tried this recipe?Mention @theskinnyishdish or tag #skinnyishdishrecipes!

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  1. 5 stars
    One of my favorites! This recipe is the reason I make so many spatchcock chickens….I save all the chicken breast meat and this is what I make. So tasty!

  2. 5 stars
    This chicken salad is so yummy and easy to make! I love it in a wrap for lunch!

  3. Made this on Friday and it was fantastic!! My question is how long can I keep it for? I hate to throw it away.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 5 stars
    This was so delicious and easy to throw together! Great flavor combination and the addition of sliced almonds added texture and crunch. I was looking for a point friendly Chicken salad and found a keeper! Everything I’ve tried from Skinnyish Dish has been delicious. Thanks Star!

  9. 5 stars
    So delicious and very easy to make! I forgot to buy Greek yogurt so doubled the mayo. Loved the addition of the honey, dried minced onion, celery salt, and apple cider vinegar. I usually just do mayo and Greek yogurt in other chicken salads but this elevated the taste!

  10. Hi Star! If using canned chicken how many cans would I use?
    Thanks! Can’t wait to try.

  11. 5 stars
    I dont know why I am still surprised when I love one of your recipes! I love all of them that I have tried. Thanks for the wonderful food that graces my table multiple times a week.

  12. I made this so many times this year my kids now know to ask if the grapes are for a recipe or if they can eat them lol. For sure a #top2021 for me this year!

  13. 5 stars
    OBSESSED!! Literally the only chicken salad I will make. So easy and just gets better and better the longer it sits. Love it with crackers or on a bed of lettuce. #top2021

  14. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time today. This was amazing. I was skeptical about the canned chicken but I tried it and I was pleasantly surprised. It was very good. I did realize I forgot to add the minced onion but it was good even without it. Delicious! Will be making this again and again!

  15. 5 stars
    Made this today and it is delicious! Super simple and perfect for my lunches this week. I see this being on repeat often! Thanks for always having great recipe ideas and sharing with all of us! Highly recommend this one to anyone!

  16. 5 stars

    Ever since finding this recipe I will never make chicken salad any other way!
    Canned chicken really is the secret!

  17. 5 stars
    #top2021 My absolute favorite meal prep lunch! I have tried several low calorie chicken salad recipes, this is hands down my favorite!

  18. 5 stars
    #top2021 This was a game changing recipe for me. I had never, repeat, never bought a can of chicken in my life! But, as your recipe stated I tried it. Oh my goodness-I can make this salad anytime I want to, and I want to often. Thanks Star.

  19. 5 stars
    This is also a great meal prep. Great as a wrap, sandwich, crackers, or with a fork or spoon. #top2021

  20. 5 stars
    My absolute favorite chicken salad!! I’ve used canned chicken as well as cooking up some fresh chicken breasts. Either one is yummy!!! I love this for both lunch or dinner!!! :o) #top2021

  21. 5 stars
    I was skeptical about adding grapes to chicken salad. I wasn’t;t sure if I would like that but I am so glad I tried it. The contrast in flavors and textures in this salad makes it so good! Perfect lunch to take to school!

  22. 5 stars
    So glad i tried this! Perfect combination, even though it sounded strange. Only way I eat chicken salad now. #top2021

  23. 5 stars
    My all time fav skinnyish chicken salad! This tastes so so good! You nailed this one Star!! #top2021

  24. 5 stars
    Another great recipe! I leave out the almonds because we don’t care much for any type of nuts but other than that I make it just how the recipe states and it is amazing!

  25. 5 stars
    I simply adore this chicken salad recipe. I meal prep a double batch of this weekly, so I can always have something easy & protein packed while working from home. Plus it keeps my eating on track and holds up nicely in the fridge over the week. Its so nice to be able to used canned chicken & pantry spices! Yet another winner Star!!

  26. 5 stars
    This was so good! I make chicken salad often, but decided to try your recipe this time and will never go back! My favorite thing about all of your recipes is that you really have the seasonings figured out. This makes such a difference, especially in something simple like chicken salad!

  27. Hey Star! We love this sooo much, but there is just not enough of it for leftovers. If I were to double the recipe would the ingredients be right if I just duped them all across the board? Thank you in advance!

  28. 5 stars
    The whole family loved it! 🙂 Such a great weeknight dinner and love that it’s WW friendly!

  29. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight! I have been craving a good chicken salad. I swapped out Apple for grapes because my husband prefers apples in his chicken salad (next time I’ll do it with grapes just for me and my son!). I also didn’t have the minced onion. Husband had already approved it before it’s 25 minute resting period. Woohoo!!!

  30. 5 stars
    Miam Miam
    Je vais tester ce weekend…ça semble tellement bon….trop hâte.
    Merci pour la recette
    Gourmandisement de France

  31. 5 stars
    So good! Made it for lunch the other day and it didn’t last long. ‘Eating out of the dish with a spoon’ good! Just got ingredients for it again, and hope for better self control this time around . . . just sayin.

  32. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday (with the crockpot chicken and dumplings—chicken was on sale!). Delicious! I ate it immediately after I made it and then some today. Love how the flavors melded over night. The sweet grapes balance well with the dehydrated onion. I browned my almonds with butter and salt. I love the combination of all the flavors. It’s like a Southern Brunch! Yum!

  33. 4 stars
    Made half a batch since I only had one can of chicken. I did add an apple to the mixture but followed the recipe otherwise. yummy!

  34. 5 stars
    So yummy, easy, and filling! A perfect lunch in my opinion! So glad i stumbled on your blog. I’ve tried most of the recipes here and this one is top 5 for me! Thanks for sharing

  35. 5 stars
    Love this chicken salad recipe! The ingredients mesh together perfectly.
    This will become a regular in my meal plan. Thank you! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  36. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! Easy to make, lasts several days in the fridge and still tastes great. And…it reminds me of Summer weather…which is a nice bonus in February in Ohio! @sharimaouri99

  37. 5 stars
    Made this recipe tonight! I love it! Left out the almonds to cut on calories and still love the crunch the celery adds. Fast and easy to make! I usually have all the ingredients on hand anyway. I use two cans of chicken and it’s the perfect amount. Insta handle for contest entry is @kaylyndere

  38. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this when we’re meal prepping & trying to eat healthy. It’s one of the few things we love & the kids will happily eat. Not having to make a separate meal for them saves me so much energy!

  39. 5 stars
    Star has done it again! This chicken salad is sooo good. I had never used canned chicken before, and totally agree it makes prep easy and extra flavorful and delicious! Thanks for another great weekday lunch meal!

  40. 5 stars
    I’ve never made chicken salad with canned chicken but was looking for something easy to pack for lunches. This is so easy and so good! The honey really adds a nice extra layer of flavor. Make this!! Instagram: ashleigh.nicole24

  41. 5 stars
    Love chicken salad. Such an easy recipe for busy work week lunches to make ahead. The grapes give it such a pop!
    Instagram: MissMeg525

  42. 5 stars
    I have never been a chicken salad fan, but I was looking for healthy alternatives for food I could prep for my parents after my dad had an accident. Well I decided to give it a taste and now I’m a chicken salad convert.

    This was a perfect way to use up some chicken and celery (man I wish you could just buy a couple stalks of celery at a time) and made a perfect make ahead lunch for a couple days when paired with some mini croissants.

    IG: @craftnclutter

  43. 5 stars
    This is by far my favorite recipe! Me and my mom make it almost every month for our meal prep. It is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for a delicious lunch!

  44. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. It was absolutely delicious! I love the grapes added, it makes the recipe so refreshing!

  45. 5 stars
    So delicious! I make this on Sundays and eat it for lunches during the week. So quick and easy. @jill.m.marshall

    1. Hi Vickie! There are a lot of older different point systems that WW has had over the years and I just can’t have them all here (also don’t know them all) and I don’t actually have the access to get the old point systems/recipe builders either. Apologies for not being more helpful!

  46. 5 stars
    I consider myself somewhat of a chicken salad snob, and this recipe is fantastic! I don’t feel like I’m giving anything up with your lightened up recipe. Thanks so much!

  47. This is just as good as my sisters’ recipe, minus the mandarin oranges, and a whole lot quicker..you provide THE BEST recipes; thank you, again. The only thing you’re missing in Illinois is plenty of snow for Pepper to make a yard full snowmen..and women..and kids, etc.

    1. I’m so happy you enjoy it! We sure do miss a good snow day, but then we’d have to deal with it ALL the time + the freezing temps. Hope you’re staying warm up there! The southern winters are sure to make me weak. Haha!

  48. 5 stars
    Just made this for lunch. YUMI always struggle with what to have for lunch, this is so good, my husband loves it too. First time using canned chicken, It was great! Thank you! Your recipes are alway the best!!!

  49. Do you mind sharing the brand of ff Greek yogurt you use? I am not a fan of The twang of yogurt……

    1. Usually have either Fage or the kroger store brand. When you season it and add the honey and cut it with the light mayo you really can’t taste the tang any longer.

    2. Usually have either Fave or the kroger store brand. When you season it and add the honey and cut it with the light mayo you really can’t taste the tang any longer.

  50. Enjoyed this for meal prep this week! I wanted to tell ya you left minced onion out of the instructions. I’ll add it next time when I’m supposed to (I see it’s in the blog post) but this time I just sprinkled on top. Thanks for this one!

  51. 5 stars
    Hi Star,
    I made this recipe yesterday using the recipe I’d printed and realized that you don’t mention the minced onion in the recipe instructions. I sprinkled some on at the end, but logging on to tell you this I saw in the blog post when it was supposed to be added. You might want to update the instructions. I really enjoyed this as lunch today!

  52. 5 stars
    I had just tried chicken salad for the first time maybe 6 months ago lol! In a sandwich. Was great but this is way better than the Panera bread one I tried 🙂 used the canned chicken for first time and it is delish!!!

  53. 5 stars
    Such great chicken salad! You wouldn’t even know it was “skinnyish”! Highly recommend everyone to try this!

  54. 5 stars
    Just made this to have on hand for lunch this week and of course I have to try it – AH MAZING !!!

  55. 5 stars
    This is the third recipe of yours I have made, and it was another home run. We enjoyed it for dinner tonight, and I’m already looking forward to having it for lunch tomorrow. I may or may not have put the leftovers in the back of the fridge so I can get to them before anyone else . Thank you so much!!

  56. Oh my goodness! Delish! Added a chopped apple for crunch and extra sweetness. Will be adding this to my lunch rotation!

  57. 5 stars
    I made this today in my attempt to detox from eating all the Christmas treats over the last few days. This was so good!

  58. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and fast!!
    Measured everything toasted almonds in the oven and it was done in less than 20 minutes. Tried it and it was divine! Made it for meal prep for the week but I don’t think it’s going to last 4 servings. Will definitely be making this again.

  59. 4 stars
    Made this tonight. It was so good! Never really used celery salt but I love the flavor. I used mainly non fat yogurt and a tablespoon of the Mayo. Not a major fan of Mayo, I think you could omit it completely if you really don’t like Mayo. Totally making this with leftover chicken again! So glad I found your blog

  60. 5 stars
    So good!! I love chicken salad, and I love that this one is fewer points so I can eat more! Love the grapes and almonds in there, too.

  61. 5 stars
    OK, this is the BEST chicken salad I’ve had in.my.life. I’m so impressed!! I can’t for the life of me fiend celery salt though. Would celery seed work? I just subbed regular salt and used pecans because I didn’t have almonds, otherwise followed exactly. Oh and I put a dash of Lawry’s in too since I didn’t have the celery salt.

    1. Hi Emily! Celery seed just isn’t a good replacement for this particular recipe. If you loved it the way it was just still with the dash of Lawry’s for extra flavor. so happy you enjoyed it!

  62. Star, this was so good! I’ve been craving chicken salad and made your recipe and I’m so glad I did! I’ll definitely be making this more often!

  63. This was fantastic!! My husband loved it too!!! Definitely will be a summertime staple in my fridge!!

  64. 5 stars
    This was so good! I used canned chicken and pecans. It was just delicious. I might be dreaming about it tonight!

  65. 5 stars
    Hey, girl! Absolutely love this recipe. It’s my favorite chicken salad recipe to date. About how many cans of chicken do you use? I used 2 cans and it almost didn’t feel like enough but I didn’t wanna overdo it and have a dry chicken salad. Was still amazing, though! Thank you!

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