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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

by Dana Bean, RD

This quick and easy Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad has just the right amount of tanginess and will be your new favorite lunch staple!

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Easy and tangy chicken salad made with Greek yogurt and lemon
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: lunch, Main Course

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chicken roughly cubed (See Note 1)
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 stalks celery sliced lengthwise and finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup seedless grapes quartered (measure after chopping)
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients and enjoy in a sandwich or with crackers!

Notes

  1. This could be rotisserie chicken (my favorite quick option!), baked, air-fried or really any cooked chicken that is just seasoned with salt and pepper 
Greek yogurt chicken salad in bowl with pita chips and grapes.

Some chopping and assembly is all this Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad needs to come together and it’s seriously SO GOOD! You can eat it for lunch or dinner, or make ahead for an easy meal prep recipe.

Chicken: Use any cooked chicken here! My favorite time saving tip is using rotisserie chicken.

Greek Yogurt: Some plain Greek yogurt makes this recipe ultra satisfying and tasty with the added tanginess!

Mayo: We still do have mayo in this recipe and if you’re not feeling the Greek yogurt, just use all mayo.

Lemon Juice: To add that extra zest!

Celery: The celery really adds that satisfying crunch

Grapes: We can’t forget the sweet grapes to round out the flavor

Salt & Pepper: Ground pepper is extra tasty here

Greek yogurt chicken salad ingredients in a wooden bowl before mixing.

No! Though I feel it adds an amazing tangy/zest/delicious flavor, you may not feel the same and that’s ok. If you prefer to use mayo, simply double it and omit the Greek yogurt.

Using Greek yogurt in this recipe is one of my examples of how adding nutrients to a recipe can make it more satisfying and apply gentle nutrition. This can be the case if we’re ready for that step and if it doesn’t make the food less appealing!

We have a balance of some protein, fat, and fiber here, but are still lacking more substantial carbohydrates in this meal. In general, I recommend eating it as a sandwich or with crackers!

  • If gentle nutrition or flavor adjustments (like using Greek yogurt) don’t appeal to you, you don’t have to use them!
  • Make sure you prioritize what is satisfying to your body (both flavor and how it makes you feel physically later on)
  • Add carbs to this meal!

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