Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Since returning to work, I have been seriously trying to up my lunch game. It’s not always easy as the mornings can be pretty tight for me. I always want to be sure that I get to give Maddie her morning bottle, but then have to go downstairs and pump before heading to work so I need lunches that I can prepare quickly.

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad, but like you have probably heard me say a thousand times now, I HATE HATE when chicken salads, potato salads, or pasta salads are drowning in mayo. Yuck! I also love texture. I need some crunch mixed in there! This chicken salad is super simple to make and is much lower in fat thanks to one simple ingredient: Greek yogurt! Greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayonnaise. It’s nice and tangy, but with less fat! For that nice crunch I am always looking for, I added diced celery, apple, and sliced almonds. This chicken salad can be served over greens or on your favorite sandwich bread.

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Yield: 2-3 servings

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

Low-Fat Chicken Salad Sandwich

Low-Fat Chicken Salad - Chicken salad you don't have to feel guilty about eating! Made with protein-packed Greek yogurt instead of mayo!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (you can add more or less depending on how moist you prefer your chicken salad to be)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup diced green celery
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/4 cup sliced raw almonds


  1. In a bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then mix in the remaining ingredients until well-combined. Serve over salad or on the bread of your choice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 29g

Low-Fat Chicken Salad

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  1. I LOVE chicken salad. The only problem??? Fat and calories. It’s pretty much the worst sandwich for you, as you know. Love that this is lightened-up, all the flavor, less fat!

  2. This chicken salad would be a great addition to the table when it is nice and hot here!

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  3. That looks like one delicious sandwich!! I love apples in my chicken salad too – so sweet and crunchy!!

  4. This will be a great lunchtime option come summer!

  5. Now this is a win win chicken lunch!

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  9. Any idea on the calories count for this? 

  10. Thank you for this!!! This is the first chicken salad recipe I actually LOVE. I really want to try with apples, but I put red grapes instead and it was pretty good. The flavor is so great on this recipe!

  11. How long will this keep in the fridge? 

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