Last Updated on June 1, 2022

If you’re looking for a quick healthy meal (or snack!) that’s easy to make and tastes amazing, this chicken salad recipe is perfect for you.

Seriously, you’re going to love this healthy chicken salad!

It’s light, healthy, and packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats that will help keep you feeling full and energized for hours.  My chicken salad recipe also has ingredients high in vitamins and antioxidants proven to boost immunity and anti-aging effects.  The best part?  This chicken salad is low in carbs but packed with flavor and doesn’t taste diet-y.

The combination of the sweetness from the grapes paired with the savory chicken, nuts, celery, and spices and all of the different textures tricks the brain into feeling satisfied quicker, so you’ll fill up on less food, too.  Veriety’s of different tastes, flavors, and textures in one meal makes the brain want to eat less but feel more enjoyment and satisfaction.  That’s what this recipe does and why it’s so great if you’re trying to lose weight, get fit, and healthy.

It’s the perfect meal (and snack!) and is a great recipe to enjoy if you’re trying to eat great while also losing weight and getting healthy & fit.  And you WILL enjoy this chicken salad!

It tastes amazing thanks to the simple fresh blend of ingredients, herbs, and lemon.  You’re going to love it!

 

Chicken Salad in a bowl

 

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

 

INGREDIENTS
  • 2, poached organic chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I make my own)
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red grapes, sliced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp. almond slivers
  • 2 tsp. tarragon
  • juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

PREPARATION

Poach 2 chicken breasts in salted water until fully cooked.  (I put mine in a crockpot, on high, fully submerged in salted water for 35 minutes.)  Once done, shred the chicken with a fork and transfer it into a mixing bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  You may serve this immediately warm, or chill before serving.  It’s great both ways.  I serve mine over a bed of mixed greens or spinach.  No dressing needed! It’s delicious on its own, too.

 

Healthy Chicken Salad

A light, fresh, and filling chicken salad that tastes great and is great for you
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Carlyle

Ingredients

  • 2 poached organic chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1/4 cup  mayonnaise (I make my own but you can use whatever you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced (yellow, sweet, or red work best)
  • 1/4 cup red grapes, sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp. almond slivers
  • 2 tsp. tarragon
  • juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Poach 2 chicken breasts in salted water until fully cooked.  (I put mine in a crock pot, on high, fully submerged in salted water for 35 minutes.)  The breasts of a rotisserie chicken would work, too.
  • Once done, shred the chicken with a fork and transfer into a mixing bowl.  
  • Add the remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  
  • You may serve this immediately warm, or chill before serving.  It’s great both ways.  I serve mine over a bed of mixed greens or spinach.  No dressing needed!

Nutrition

Serving: 41/2 cup
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Enjoy! If you made this recipe or liked this chicken salad, leave me a comment and let me know how yours turned out.

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SOURCES:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4224225/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2771510/

 

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