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Chicken Salad with Pecans and Grapes

June 24, 2020

This healthy chicken salad recipe has the perfect balance of fruitiness and nuttiness, and is perfect for a summer potluck or picnic.


Chicken Salad


How to make Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is beyond easy to make. Just throw some chopped produce in a bowl with your shredded chicken and Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise) and you're done.


What can you put in Chicken Salad?

Some common ingredients in chicken salad are as follows:

  • Greek yogurt or mayo
  • Celery
  • Pecans
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Relish
  • Red onions
  • Eggs
  • Mustard
  • Parsley
  • Dill


Greek Yogurt vs. Mayo

Greek yogurt behaves just like mayo in chicken salad with two exceptions. For one, there is MUCH less fat in Greek yogurt than mayonnaise (0.7g vs 10g of fat per 100g of each). Secondly, Greek yogurt has a lighter, tangier taste than mayo which serves as a nice compliment in chicken salad.


How long will Chicken Salad last?

Chicken salad will last up to 3 days in the fridge, and 2 hours at room temperature. I don't recommend freezing chicken salad, because it will ruin the texture of the celery and grapes.

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Chicken Salad with Pecans and Grapes

This healthy chicken salad recipe with pecans and grapes makes a delicious lunch

Course: Lunch    

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Calories: 254 per serving



  • 4 cups shredded chicken

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise)

  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard (sub regular yellow mustard)

  • 2/3 cup celery, chopped

  • 1 cup grapes, sliced into halves

  • 1/2 cup roasted pecans, chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped (sub 1 tsp dried)

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  • Salt and pepper to taste


1) Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

2) Serve on bread, lettuce leaves, or by itself.


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