Healthy Garden Chicken Salad

A light and Healthy Garden Chicken Salad recipe that is low-carb, high protein, and full of flavor! A healthy, creamy, full of flavor, and filling recipe that comes together in no time. It makes for a great snack, for meal prep, or as a quick lunch snack.

Add this to your next salad, in a sandwich, or serve with your favorite crackers! It is also great as a meal prep option – Healthy Garden Chicken Salad Meal Prep!

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HEALTHY CHICKEN SALAD

What gets better than a healthy chicken salad that comes together effortlessly, as well as without any cooking required? No washing pans or any extra time spent cooking. This recipe is great for a quick lunch, for hot summer days, or as a healthy prepped snack option. Which I find essential.

Very essential.

I firmly believe in (and heavily rely on) having healthy meals, meats, and snacks prepped ahead of time so that when I am tired from a long work day or workout, I can easily grab something from the fridge to eat without having to think or put much effort into cooking.

This Healthy Garden Chicken Salad not only hits all of my needs, but fills me up when I need it. Same goes for my Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup and Skinny Taco Salad – Meal Prep. Both are very easy to make, healthy and great to have on hand!

HEALTHY GARDEN CHICKEN SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • Cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Pecans (can substitute with almonds)
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey
  • Grapes
  • Lemon juice
  • Scallions
  • Herbs

The best part about this salad is that you can use rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked chicken that you have on hand to skip the cooking step! Once the ingredients are chopped and prepped, all you have to do is gently stir them together. That’s it! In 15 minutes you will have a healthy, filling and delicious chicken salad to enjoy.

Healthy Garden Chicken Salad - an easy and quick lunch or meal prep option that comes together effortlessly! Loaded with vegetables and flavor! A great low-carb, high-protein meal option. #mealprep #lunch #healthychickensalad #chickensalad | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

TASTY TIPS:

  • MEAT: You can use pre-cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken. Tuna can also be substituted.
  • NUTS: If you don’t have pecans, substitute with slivered or sliced almonds. I recommend adding the nuts prior to eating if you prefer the extra crunch to your salad. Nuts will begin to soften as the salad sits.
  • MAYO: If you’re not a fan, simply omit and add extra plain greek yogurt!
  • SALT: Season with salt and pepper to your taste preference. If the one teaspoon this recipe calls for seems too much for you, start with 1/4-1/2 tsp and add accordingly.
  • SHELF LIFE: I find that this salad is best within 3-4 days after making, which is great for meal prepping.
  • This recipe is MEAL PREP-FRIENDLY! Try it out some time: Healthy Garden Chicken Salad Meal Prep!

MORE EASY AND HEALTHY RECIPES TO TRY

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  2. Easy One Pot White Chicken Chili 
  3. Ham and Broccoli Hash Brown Crusted Quiche 
  4. Sheet Pan Lemon Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables 
  5. Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes 

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Healthy Garden Chicken Salad

5 from 1 vote
Healthy Garden Chicken Salad that is super simple to make and comes together quickly - no cooking required! Creamy, crunchy, and very filling. This recipe is great for meal prepping, a quick lunch or snack option, or perfect for a post-workout snack.
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Course: Lunch, Main Course, Meal Prep, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad, Healthy Garden Chicken Salad, Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Samantha Buckner

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb cooked chicken, (shredded)
  • 2 scallions, (chopped)
  • 1 cup grapes, (halved)
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup 2% plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp salt, (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, chopped scallions, grapes, celery, tomatoes, and pecans.
  • To a second bowl, combine the greek yogurt, honey, mayo, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dill, and lemon juice. Whisk to thoroughly combine. Taste test and adjust the salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Combine the yogurt mixture with the chicken mixture and gently stir to combine.
  • Serve cold over a salad, in a sandwich, or with your favorite crackers.

STORE: Refrigerate in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

    Notes:

     
    • NUTS: If you don't have pecans, substitute with slivered or sliced almonds. I recommend adding the nuts prior to eating if you prefer the extra crunch to your salad. Nuts will begin to soften as the salad sits.
    • MAYO: If you're not a fan, simply omit and add extra plain greek yogurt!
    • SALT: Season with salt and pepper to your taste preference. If the one teaspoon this recipe calls for seems too much for you, start with 1/4-1/2 tsp and add accordingly.
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    NUTRITION:

    Nutrition Facts
    Healthy Garden Chicken Salad
    Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
    Calories 371 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 20g 31%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Cholesterol 80mg 27%
    Sodium 896mg 37%
    Potassium 684mg 20%
    Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 12g
    Protein 29g 58%
    Vitamin A 5.4%
    Vitamin C 8.3%
    Calcium 7.9%
    Iron 6.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Healthy Garden Chicken Salad - an easy and quick lunch or meal prep option that comes together effortlessly! Loaded with vegetables and flavor! A great low-carb, high-protein meal option. #mealprep #lunch #healthychickensalad #chickensalad | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com Healthy Garden Chicken Salad - an easy and quick lunch or meal prep option that comes together effortlessly! Loaded with vegetables and flavor! A great low-carb, high-protein meal option. #mealprep #lunch #healthychickensalad #chickensalad | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com
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