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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! 

**This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am excited to be partnering with them this year and bringing you all some delicious recipes! **

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!

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?

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!

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!

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?

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!

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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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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Yield: serves 6

Chicken Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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 powder
  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine diced chicken with yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, garlic powder, salt, pepper and celery.
  2. 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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 556mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 13g Protein: 34g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
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!

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher nuts. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 10, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is how I’ve made my chicken salad for year, minus the dijon mustard. Sometimes I use half yogurt and half mayonnaise and add pineapple tidbits. Delicious!

    1. Kosher salt is more coarse than a table salt, but you can always use less and add more to taste 🙂

    1. I don’t know the calories for this recipe, but you can plug the ingredients you use into a program like myfitnesspal and calculate it 🙂

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