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Healthy chicken salad with walnuts and dill

A healthy chicken salad that's perfect for a light and easy lunch. This healthy chicken salad is made with a delicious Greek yogurt dressing. 

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast see notes
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1 cup green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh tarragon chopped
  • 5 stalks celery chopped
  • ½ cup raisins optional

Greek yogurt dijon dressing

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat it with non stick spray.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken breast and place it on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature registers at 165F.
  • Let the chicken breast cook and then shred it using two forks.
  • Place the shredded chicken in a bowl and add in chopped red onion and walnuts.
  • Add in fresh dill, green onions, tarragon, celery and raisins (if using). Mix all the ingredients together.
  • To make the dressing, mix Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, paprika, cumin and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix the dressing with the chicken salad. Taste and add more salt if needed.

Notes

  • Use red grapes instead of raisins if you're not a fan of raisins. 
  • For a sweeter sauce, use honey dijon instead of dijon. 
  • If you like your chicken salad creamier, double the dressing recipe. 
  • You can use rotisserie chicken instead of chicken breast to save time or make instant pot poached chicken.
  • Serve the salad as is, on lettuce or as a sandwich using pita or lavash bread.
  • To make healthy chicken salad recipe with Greek yogurt, I usually use 1% yogurt but you can also use whole milk yogurt or non fat yogurt as well. You can also make your own yogurt using my instant pot yogurt recipe
  • You can add other vegetables to this healthy chicken salad such as chopped bell pepper or avocados. 

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 1102mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1218IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 4mg