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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
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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!
Prep Time10 minutes
“Fridge Time”20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, chicken salad, lunch, meal prep
Yield: 4 cups
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

Materials

  • 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

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)

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107 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 5 stars
    #top2021

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

  10. 5 stars
    #top2021 My absolute favorite meal prep lunch! I have tried several low calorie chicken salad recipes, this is hands down my favorite!

  11. 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.

  12. 5 stars
    This is also a great meal prep. Great as a wrap, sandwich, crackers, or with a fork or spoon. #top2021

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