Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

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Greek yogurt chicken salad is a healthier low fat version of the original with even more flavor and texture from fruits and nuts.

Greek yogurt chicken salad

Summer is all about savoring light and refreshing meals that keep you cool and energized. And nothing fits the bill better than a Greek yogurt chicken salad. Packed with protein, fruits and nuts, this salad is the perfect combination of healthy and delicious.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, taking a picnic in the park, or simply enjoying a lazy afternoon at home, this Greek yogurt chicken salad will add to your list of go-to salad recipes. Serving with your favorite crackers or even as a light sandwich on the go.

So, grab your favorite salad bowl and get ready to indulge in this refreshing and satisfying summer treat.

How To Make Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Ingredients needed

  • Chopped chicken
  • Greek yogurt
  • Honey
  • Dill
  • Walnuts
  • Apple
  • Mustard

Quick tips for the fruit before starting

Apples normally turn brown from oxidation very fast. A quick trick would be to cut the apples then toss them in cool water with lemon juice. The citric acid will help slow down the oxidation process and the apples turning brown. This also works with avocados!

Also, you can wait until it’s time to serve before dicing the apples. This way they’ll be eaten pretty quickly.

Greek yogurt chicken salad

Making the Greek yogurt chicken salad

  1. First, you’ll need shredded chicken. You can boil then shred your own or buy a rotisserie chicken and chop it up. But, you’ll want to chop the chicken finely.
  2. Next, in a small bowl mix together the dressing you’ll use for the Greek yogurt chicken salad.
  3. Slice the apple then dice up the pieces. A trick for oxidation is to allow the apple to sit in lemon water for about 15 minutes after dicing them.
  4. Finely cop the fresh dill as well.
  5. In a salad bowl, combine the chicken, apples, dill and walnuts. Then, pour the dressing over and mix everything completely evenly.
  6. Lastly, season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the Greek yogurt chicken salad in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or serve the next day to give the ingredients time to come together.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does it taste changing the mayo for Greek yogurt?

It taste very similar. Greek yogurt, mayo and sour cream are a few ingredients that are easily interchangeable. But, missing the fat the others aren’t as “rich” as the mayo is.

However, with the added ingredients such as sweet apples, walnuts and the honey you can bring more natural fat and add in natural sweetness into the recipe. You’re not going to notice much of a difference, the salad will taste lighter if that makes sense.

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Greek yogurt chicken salad

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Greek yogurt chicken salad is a healthier low fat version of the original with even more flavor and texture from fruits and nuts.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound chopped chicken
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 1.5 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard

Instructions
 

  • First, you'll need shredded chicken. You can boil then shred your own or buy a rotisserie chicken and chop it up. But, you'll want to chop the chicken finely.
  • Next, in a small bowl mix together the dressing you'll use for the Greek yogurt chicken salad.
  • Slice the apple then dice up the pieces. A trick for oxidation is to allow the apple to sit in lemon water for about 15 minutes after dicing them.
  • Finely cop the fresh dill as well.
  • In a salad bowl, combine the chicken, apples, dill and walnuts. Then, pour the dressing over and mix everything completely evenly.
  • Lastly, season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the Greek yogurt chicken salad in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or serve the next day to give the ingredients time to come together.
Keyword Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
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