Healthy Chicken Salad made with tender chicken, Greek yogurt instead of mayo, crunchy celery, grapes, and sliced almonds for a delicious spin on a classic favorite!

Everyone needs a good chicken salad recipe in their arsenal and this healthier version tastes amazing!  A classic combination of tender chicken, juicy grapes, crunchy celery, green onions and sliced almonds, but we’ve swapped out the mayo and used Greek yogurt along with some dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice and other seasonings!  Quick and easy to throw together and can be served on slices of bread (or croissants!) as a sandwich, in a wrap or on a bed of lettuce as a salad.  So flavorful and great for a crowd!

I feel like I grew up on chicken salad sandwiches, so much so that I actually stopped making them for the longest time.  Now that I’m older, I love making them for parties or other gatherings and this healthier version is always such a hit!  If you’re short on time and want to whip these up quickly, just get a rotisserie chicken and chop up the chicken.  Not only is the chicken SO flavorful, but this salad is ready in minutes!


  • Chicken – any type of cooked chicken will work in this recipe, but I especially love to use rotisserie chicken because of how flavorful it is and simple to throw together!
  • Celery – this gives the chicken salad a nice crunch!
  • Red grapes – not only do I love the color the grapes add to this salad, but they just add little bursts of sweetness with every bite!  You could also substitute the grapes with dried cranberries or raisins
  • Green onions – these add just a touch of flavor (and color!) without being too overpowering.  You could also use red onion in this if you like a stronger onion taste
  • Greek yogurt – this is a great protein-packed substitute for mayo that tastes delicious once mixed with all these other ingredients!
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon juice – this brightens this chicken salad right up and adds such a nice fresh flavor to it
  • Celery seed – a MUST in this recipe and really punches up the flavor of this salad
  • Sliced almonds – just like with the celery, these almonds gives this salad texture and a nice crunch!  Feel free to use any type of nuts you’d like
  • Fresh parsley – I love adding fresh herbs to salads like this and you can never go wrong with parsley.  You could also add fresh dill or tarragon to this for a different type of flavor


This is seriously SO simple to make.  Just throw all your ingredients into a bowl and….MIX.  That’s it!  I do like to whisk the ingredients for the dressing in a separate bowl just to make sure that the flavors are evenly distributed, but you can definitely skip this step and just mix everything together at once.


  • Sandwich – layer this on slices of bread with some lettuce and tomato slices
  • Wrap (or lettuce wrap!) – roll this up in a tortilla or even a lettuce wrap for the perfect lunch
  • Leafy green salad – top it on a bed of leafy greens for the ultimate salad
  • Dip – serve it up with some crackers or chips for a delicious summer dip


This chicken salad can be stored in a sealed, airtight container in your fridge for up to 3-5 days so it’s really great for meal prep!  This tastes best cold so make sure to chill the chicken salad for about 2 hours before serving right after making it.



Healthy Chicken Salad

Healthy Chicken Salad made with tender chicken, Greek yogurt instead of mayo, crunchy celery, grapes, and sliced almonds for a delicious spin on a classic favorite!

Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, celery, grapes, almonds, green onions and parsley.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, lemon juice, celery seed and salt/pepper.  Drizzle the dressing all over the chicken mixture and mix well until all combined.
  3. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.  Serve with crackers, on slices of bread or in a wrap, or serve on lettuce as a salad.


* This salad can be stored in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
  • Calories: 227
  • Sugar: 7.2 g
  • Sodium: 1,357.8 mg
  • Fat: 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.9 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 41.4 g

* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Healthy Chicken Salad made with tender chicken, Greek yogurt instead of mayo, crunchy celery, grapes, and sliced almonds for a delicious spin on a classic favorite!