Healthy Chicken Salad
You’re going to love this heart Healthy Chicken Salad recipe. Packed with a crunch from sliced almonds, I took a classic salad and gave it a healthy makeover!
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**This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am excited to be partnering with them this year and bringing you all some delicious recipes! **
Heart problems run in my family. My grandpa died in 1993 from a massive heart attack and my mom had double bypass surgery in 2015. Needless to say, it’s always on my mind.
Did you know February is Heart Health Month?
I’ve once again partnered up with Fisher Nuts to create a recipe using one of their 9 varieties of American Heart Association® certified nuts including Pecan Halves, Pecan Chips, Chopped Pecans, Walnut Halves & Pieces, Walnut Chips, Chopped Walnuts, Whole Natural Almonds, Sliced Almonds, and Slivered Almonds.
I’ve been challenged to make a healthy version of something, normally, not so healthy. Of course Chicken Salad came to mind. Just because it has the name “salad” doesn’t equate to healthy food. As much as we would love that to be true, right?
Typically a chicken salad is packed with sour cream and/or mayonnaise. I’ve replaced both of those with plain Greek Yogurt. I also added in some heart healthy Fisher Sliced Almonds. A little seasonings, some diced celery and dried cranberries, and you’re well on your way to a delicious lunch or dinner!
I like to serve my chicken salad on a bed of spring greens. However, some people prefer chicken salad in a croissant or on some sliced bread. However you choose to serve it, one thing is for certain. The taste is amazing.
And, as I’ve said, the crunch from the almonds is perfect. I may or may not throw a few extras into my salad (and my mouth)! I love that the Fisher Nuts varieties come in a resealable package too! Perfect for snacking!
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Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups diced, cooked chicken (about 3/4 lb chicken breasts)
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3/4 cup diced celery (about 3 stalks)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts Sliced Almonds
- In a large bowl, combine diced chicken with yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, garlic salt, salt, pepper and celery.
- Fold in the dried cranberries and sliced almonds. Refrigerate until ready to use (this allows the flavors to mingle and combine). Serve on a bed of salad greens or on a sandwich. ENJOY
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher nuts. The opinions and text are all mine.