Saturday, February 23, 2013

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

I have the worst time with lunches on the weekends. During the week at work I usually have leftovers or order out. So I am always trying to figure out something other than soup or mac and cheese.  I have recently decided that I like chicken salad. But not of the regular variety. I am not a big fan of mayonnaise  I used to not be able to get near it or I would gag. I worked in a grocery store through college and broke a couple containers when they were in the glass jars. The smell would make me nauseated. But I have since gotten over that. I am able to put it in dips and lightly on a sandwich, but definitely not as a main sauce yet. So I use Greek yogurt instead. Which is kind of a win win, because we are trying to eat better when we can and Greek yogurt is better for you. I think this is my new go to lunch when I am home.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 (5oz) container plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped celery, leaves included
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients into a bowl thoroughly.

Serve on bread.

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This Recipe is linked on:  Foodie FridayShow and Tell SaturdayStrut Your Stuff Saturday,  Kitchen Fun with my 3 SonsWeekend PotluckFoodie FridayFoodie Friends Friday,Full Plate ThursdayRediscovering Lost Arts From Our Mothers


  1. What a great idea to use Greek yogurt! I love chicken salad, but don't love the huge amounts of mayonnaise that it usually contains. This sounds like a great substitute, I'll have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tat sounds like a great sandwich. I personally love mayo :). Greek yogurt on the other hand, I am still warming up to. Thanks for coming by Foodie Friday

  3. This looks great! I found you on Foodie Friends Friday. I am starting a blog party and hope you will join me!

  4. I love chicken salad with yogurt dressing thanks for sharing and linking back to Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. Great Chicken Salad, I love the addition of Greek Yogurt! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I love that you use healthy and tangy greek yogurt instead of mayo... great recipe. I'm pinning this. Thank you for sharing it with us on foodie friday.