Healthy Chicken Salad recipe

This Healthy Chicken Salad recipe is a delicious and nutritious twist on the classic. Mayo free, too!

healthy chicken salad recipe

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe


  • Chicken, shredded or cut into small pieces
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 6-8 grapes, sliced
  • Small handful walnuts, chopped
  • Plain Greek or regular yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Cracked pepper
  • Fresh spinach
  • Whole wheat pita/bread


Start with the chicken in a small bowl. Add chopped celery, grapes, and a small handful of walnuts.

Next, add some cracked pepper and a spoonful of plain yogurt and a squirt of dijon mustard. As usual, add about 2 parts yogurt per 1 part mustard, to taste. No mayo necessary! :)

Mix it all up, place on a whole wheat pita or bread , cover with spinach, and enjoy!! This would also be awesome with dried cranberries instead of grapes.


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    Wow!!!! This is SOOO good!!! I just had it for lunch, but with a few variations. I didn’t have any grapes, so I used dried cranberries. I only had a tiny bit of celery left over from yesterday’s salad, so I also put in some cucumber. I wanted to use up some quinoa, so I put in half a cup with it instead of using a pita. I hate mayo, but love all these ingredients!

  2. 4

    I’m so glad you shared this post! I have been looking for a delicious chicken salad recipe, and I think this recipe looks just perfect!

  3. 5

    wow, this is a great! it looks and tastes amazing. had it for dinner, it felt like it was a ‘treat’ as the dressing is deliciously creamy….but all healthy, so no guilt…perfect. I added avocado and a little lemon juice. thanks for posting so many inspiring recipes. Good luck with yr degree, I had a career change like you from a desk job to a physical therapist, never looked back xxx Caz, UK

  4. 7

    Amazing recipe!! Thank you for sharing it!

  5. 8

    Great recipe – thanks. Made it yesterday and also added a few chopped green olives and some lightly roasted pumpkin seeds. But I loved the idea of walnuts and grapes – that works so well.

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