Traditional chicken salads are often drowning in mayonnaise, which contains hundreds of unnecessary calories. Instead, a few flavorful ingredients help bring out the delicious flavor so you can feel good about eating chicken salad again. My chicken salad with apples is a perfect blend of healthy and delicious! I like to use Greek yogurt in my chicken salad, making it healthier and deliciously tangy. This chicken is perfect for lunch or dinner and a great addition to lunchboxes everywhere!

Healthy Chicken Salad

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword chicken, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Abbie Gellman


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive-oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound 2 small whole breasts boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped tarragon optional
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup finely diced fennel
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes cut in half
  • Fiber Rich Crackers or other bread/crackers


  1. Combine salt and pepper in a bowl. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with some of the salt mixture; place in pan. Reduce heat to medium; cover. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 12 minutes (flip halfway through cooking time). Remove from pan; set aside. Note: can also grill chicken on an outdoor grill, same procedure applies.
  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, mustard, chives, tarragon, and remaining salt mixture. Core the apple, and cut into 1/4-inch dice. Place in a medium bowl with lemon juice, and toss to combine. Add fennel, celery, and grapes. Cut reserved chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to salad with yogurt dressing; stir to combine.
  3. Serve on crackers of toast.

Recipe Video


Chicken Salad with Apples

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