Easiest Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

Do you have 10 minutes to throw together the most delicious and versatile chicken salad ever? With precooked chicken, you’re way too close to a delicious lunchbox chicken salad. Eat it over a bed of lettuce, over whole grain bread, or just off a spoon. 

I’ve been craving chicken salad for too long. After tossing kind-of random ingredients into a bowl, I realized just why I’ve been craving this for so long. It’s amazing! But you want to know what makes it even more amazing? It’s easy and healthy. Instead of the traditional mayo base, a tangy helping of Greek yogurt gives this easy lunch the most delicious base. Also, it’s the first recipe I’ve shot on my newly made photography backgrounds (a little DIY post coming soon!).

How to Make Chicken Salad in 10 minutes flat

In order to make this deliciously fast, you’ll need precooked chicken and some prepped vegetables. I’m a huge believer of planning and preparing to make weekday meals a snap. You can go ahead & follow my instructions to become a kitchen chicken wiz by roasting a chicken (disclaimer: it may seem intimidating…. it took me a few long months to get the gumption to get to roasting but it’s seriously the easiest and MOST DELICIOUS thing you can do in your kitchen!) Here’s the link to perfectly roast your bird.

Also, meal prep/planning. It’s a buzz word, but for really good reason. Here’s a link to sign up for my free guide to meal planning, hope you enjoy it!

Also, I’d love to hear which photo you like better! I can’t seem to choose, guess it’s like picking a fave kid 😉

Chicken Salad Sandwich 1 | www.nourishnutritionblog.com  Chicken Salad Sandwich 2 | www.nourishnutritionblog.com

On to the recipe…

Chicken Salad | www.nourishnutritionblog.com
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Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This chicken salad is healthier than your traditional recipe, but missing none of the delicious chicken salad flavor. Plus, it's great for lunch on the go.

Course: main, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts cooked
  • 1.5 cups non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard I use whole grain dijon
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped small
  • 1 cup red grapes quartered
  • 1 cup butter lettuce chopped
  • 4 whole wheat pitas
Instructions
  1. Toast 4 whole wheat pitas. 

  2. Mix all remaining ingredients together (except lettuce), stir until well coated by yogurt and mayo.

  3. Fill pitas with chicken salad mixture and lettuce. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

I love this salad served over a bed of butter lettuce or in a toasted whole wheat pita, also with butter lettuce. I fell in love with the texture and mild flavor of butter lettuce paired with this tangy and delicious chicken salad. 

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Brittany Poulson

    January 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I love using Greek yogurt in chicken salad! It definitely adds some zip while still keeping it creamy. Your photos look great, too!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      January 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Brittany, and doesn’t it! and thanks, I’m so happy with this board

      Reply
  2. Elizabeth Shaw

    January 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    This is delicious and nutritious- I love the 10 min flat concept too! I need to share this with my mom, I was just telling her how her love for chicken salad can still fit into her new meal plan she’s trying out! THanks for this recipe my friend!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      January 23, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      yes, totally! let me know it goes 🙂 She could even do 100% greek yogurt, for a slight (and delicious) tang!

      Reply
  3. Karly

    January 23, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Wow. Seriously contemplating making a batch of this right now just so I can eat this every day for the rest of the week. Looks SO stinkin’ good!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      January 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Karly! it’s as good as it is easy!

      Reply
  4. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

    January 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I so wish I could make chicken salad w yogurt, but we keep kosher so no can do. But this looks awesome!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      January 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      you can always add more citrus to mayo to mimic the tanginess!

      Reply
  5. EA The Spicy RD

    January 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    My kids LOVE chicken salad! Can’t wait to make this for them-it looks delicious!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      January 26, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      thanks EA! let me know how it goes 🙂

      Reply
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