Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Greek Yogurt & Honey Dijon Chicken Salad


After a weekend of spring cleaning throughout the house and hours of yardwork here on the Joyously Domestic property, I've spent the past two days incredibly sore.  (Yes, I can totally admit that I am out of shape!)

And, of course, my personal masseur husband is out of town for work for four days, so I am thinking that I may have to cajole my children into a fun game of "rub mommy's shoulder muscles" later this evening.

Doesn't that sound like fun, kids?

I wanted to share this simple chicken salad recipe.  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 (depending on serving size).


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.

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  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! :)