Creamy Chicken Apple Salad

Creamy Chicken Apple Salad
Source: Recipes for Healthy Living. Recipe Credit: .
Summary

This salad is a low-carb, power-food dynamo. Easy to prepare and packed full of good nutrition—protein from chicken, fiber from the apple, and healthy fat from the walnuts—this is a quick diabetes-friendly recipe that's perfect for lunches and making ahead. Full of flavor and crunch—you won’t believe how easy it is! If there's extra chicken, whip up a Chicken Caesar Salad Lunch Wrap to go with it and you've got a balanced meal.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 115

  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 115mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Protein 12g
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • cooked chicken breast (chopped)
    2 cup
  • celery (diced)
    2 stalks
  • green onions (chopped)
    2
  • medium Jonagold apple (finely diced)
    1
  • walnuts (chopped)
    3 tbsp
  • light mayonnaise
    1/4 cup
  • yogurt (plain, fat-free)
    1/4 cup
  • lemon (juiced)
    1/2
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
Directions

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green onions, apple, and walnuts

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and pepper. Pour over the chicken mixture and gently stir to coat.

  3. Serve salad over your choice of lettuce leaves, bread or crackers.

Reviews
  • Recommended

    This was really good. I added dried dill for more flavor and used half apple/half grapes.

  • Recommended

    My mother is a diabetic that survived a stroke 5 months ago. I do lots of research to find recipes to make our food tasty so she knows food can still be enjoyable while eating healthy. I fortunately have always chosen a healthy lifestyle so it’s been fun to find tasty recipes she and I can enjoy together. I made this recipe as described and added just a few grapes as well. This chicken salad is so delicious and it made her super excited to eat something that had such a great flavor. Thanks for making our fuel super yummy.

  • Recommended

    Just made this, it turned out Fabulous. I did add a little more mayo. and a whole lemon. I also added for a little kick a little Chipotle Chile Pepper :).

  • Recommended

    I've made this recipe twice and the second time I made it, I used a bit less yogurt and a bit more lemon juice, and I didn't measure the walnuts. I also chopped everything up suuuper small (so it doesn't really look as nice as that picture) because I like to eat it with crackers or chips and trying to balance large chunks of chicken on Triscuits or whatever can get pretty precarious pretty quickly. This isn't a mind-blowing chicken salad recipe, but it's still really good and I'll definitely make it again. It's also super quick and easy and affordable (there's a lot to be said for that). I think I will use more pepper next time, though, and maybe some dijon mustard and onion. It's nice and creamy but needs something to give it more of a kick!