This Apple Pecan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad makes for a quick lunch you can make ahead of time and eat all week! I know the name is a mouthful to say, but you will enjoy every mouthful you eat!
Chicken salad is one of my go-to lunches. Usually, I love to make a big batch at the beginning of the week. If I am making a wrap or throwing it on some salad, it is great to have on hand for a quick lunch. I usually stick with a basic recipe so my kids can eat it with me, but this week I decided to make something a little different. To make it a little lighter I used Greek yogurt.
If you love chicken salad as much as I do then make sure to check out two of my other favorite recipes;
I used a rotisserie chicken that I pulled the meat off of with dried cranberries, diced apples, and chopped pecans. It is super easy to make and does not take much time at all. If you do not want to go to the store for a rotisserie chicken, you can all cook up some chicken breasts, or use canned chicken.
Chicken Salad Time Saver:
If you want to use chicken breast for this recipe you I would suggest checking out my recipe for all-purpose slow cooker chicken. It’s perfect to make ahead of time and use for several different recipes.
Healthy Chicken Salad:
This recipe is great for a lighter chicken salad. I added a high protein Greek yogurt and seasoned. You can also skip the wrap or bread and serve this chicken salad on a salad.
Chicken Salad Dressing:
For this recipe, I added just a little bit of mayo with my greek yogurt then seasoned it. I also sweetened it just a little with some honey. For the dressing you will need:
- plain greek yogurt
- dijon mustard
- 3 cups chicken (skinned and shredded)
- 1 large apple (diced)
- 1/3 cup Dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup Pecans (chopped)
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place chicken, dried cranberries, apples, and pecans into a large mixing bowl and toss together.
Mix all dressing ingredients together well. Then pour over chicken salad and mix until chicken salad is evenly coated.