This greek yogurt chicken salad is a lighter version of a truly classic and delicious dish! I love serving this for lunch or dinner on toasted bread with spinach, over a bed of lettuce, or on crackers. If I'm snacking, I love eating this right off the spoon or on granny apple smith slices! showmetheyummy.com #chickensalad #healthy #lightenedup #sandwiches #lunch
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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This greek yogurt chicken salad is a lighter version of a classic dish! I love serving this for lunch on bread, over a bed of lettuce, or on crackers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts cooked and cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup craisins or raisins
  • 1/2 cup cashews roughly chopped
  • salt and garlic powder to taste

Instructions

  • Start by cooking some chicken breasts. I like boiling them in chicken broth or stock, but feel free to boil in water, too. Boiling the chicken in broth, however, will give it significantly more flavor. Bring the chicken broth/stock to a boil and put in whole chicken breasts. Cook until no pink remains. Depending on the size of the chicken breasts, this could take anywhere from 15 - 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken is boiling, put together your sauce. Whisk together greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and garlic powder together until well mixed. Add in salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Next, stir in dried cranberries or raisins and cashews. If you're worried about the cashews getting too soft, you could add them right before serving!
  • After the chicken is done boiling, I like to let it rest for about 5 minutes. This ensures that the juice stays in the chicken instead of spilling out when you cut it!
  • Dice up the chicken and mix it into the sauce. You can either serve this immediately, or place in the refrigerator for up to 4 days!

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg