Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Greek Yogurt & Honey Dijon Chicken Salad

I am a huge chicken salad lover. This is a fabulous recipe that puts a little spin on the traditional version. I've been replacing some or all of the sour cream and mayo in recipes lately with low-fat Greek yogurt.  You'll get the same zip and zing, but you'll save tons of calories and fat. 

A little Dijon mustard and honey make an appearance in the "dressing" for this chicken salad, as well.  I dig the perfect balance of tang, slight sweetness and creaminess wrapped up into this dressing.

Depending on your mood and/or what you have on hand, this can be served wrap-style with tortillas, in pita bread, on any bread you prefer or on top of a bed of lettuce (or spinach).  I even like to scoop the chicken salad up with seeded sweet peppers or enjoy it on crackers.

Yields 2 - 4 servings.


1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (cooked, cooled and cubed)
1/4 cup dried cherries (raisins or cranberries work well, too)
1/3 cup sliced almonds (or nut of your choice)
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 green onion, sliced
Handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon real mayo
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
Black pepper


Combine yogurt, mayo, Dijon and mustard in a small bowl.  Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the other ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add the dressing and stir to coat.

Allow to sit in the refrigerator for about thirty minutes to meld flavors prior to serving.



  1. This looks so good!! Looks like it's quick to make and have in the frig for work day lunches.

    1. Hi, Nancy. It is perfect for work lunches. I just had it for lunch for the second day in a row. :) Thank you for visiting and commenting!


  2. Chicken, dried cherries and almonds sound so yummy together!

    1. I love the combination! Hope you do, too, should you try the recipe! :)

  3. I found this recipe through Google and have made it two times in the last two weeks. It's incredibly delicious! Now I need to go look through all your other recipes!

    1. So glad you have been enjoying it, Sarah. I have another great chicken salad recipe here on the blog, too ... it's a copycat version of one from Whole Foods deli. It's divine. Hope you enjoy whatever else you may try here ... thanks so much for your feedback! :)

  4. This is my favorite salad recipe. I've tried your recipe for couple of times and all are happy! Thanks Angela for everything!