This Skinny Chicken Salad is perfect for people on a healthy eating plan. It is definitely one of those go-to Weight Watchers recipes for a quick lunch or dinner.
IS CHICKEN SALAD HEALTHY?
Chicken salad is a common sandwich ingredient and there are tons of ways to customize a chicken salad sandwich recipe.
Many people assume that all chicken salad recipes are healthy but that is not really the truth. Many variations contain a lot of mayonnaise which can be very high in calories and fat.
There are some simple ways to make chicken salad sandwiches a tad heathier and more guilt-free.
INGREDIENTS FOR WW CHICKEN SALAD
This version of skinny chicken salad has no fruit in it. I am not a big fan of mixing my sweets and savories. If you like fruit feel free to add some grapes or cranberries!
- Cooked Chicken Breasts, diced small
- Finely chopped Celery
- Shredded Carrots
- Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- Light Mayonnaise
- Dijon mustard
- Minced Dill Pickle
- Lemon Juice
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Loosely packed chopped Parsley
HOW TO MAKE SKINNY CHICKEN SALAD
I love easy recipes and this definitely qualifies. It is a great way to use leftover chicken breasts!
STEP ONE: MAKE DRESSING
In a large bowl combine the non-fat Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, mustard, mince pickle, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well till everything is combined.
STEP TWO: ADD MAIN INGREDIENTS
Now add the diced chicken breasts, celery and carrots.
Mix thoroughly till all the chick and the veggies are coated with the dressing.
Mix in the chopped parsley for freshness and beautiful color!
STEP THREE: CHILL
Let this skinny chicken salad chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours for the flavors to develop.
It is hard to wait, but it is worth it! The flavor is so much better if it has this time.
WAYS TO EAT CHICKEN SALAD
This chicken salad is good enough to be eaten as a stand alone dish.
Grab a fork and a bowl and eat up!
You can also put the chunky, filing salad on a variety of bread items to make a sandwich or wrap. Here are some ideas:
- Croissant Roll
- Pita pocket
- Tortilla for a wrap
- Lettuce wrap
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS
If you are following the WW program this is a great recipe! It is low in points and will fill you up.
This makes around 4 cups of chicken salad. Serving size is 1/2 cup.
The points are: 3 points for green myWW plan and only 1 point for green and purple plans.
WW SKINNY CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE
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This healthier skinny chicken salad is guilt-free and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
In a large bowl combine the Greek yogurt, light mayonnaise, mustard, mince pickle, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well till everything is combined.
Add the diced chicken breasts, celery and carrots.
Mix thoroughly till all the chicken and the veggies are coated with the dressing.
Mix in the chopped parsley for freshness.
Let it chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours for the flavors to develop.
Serve in lettuce cups or over whole wheat slice of bread or slider buns.
This makes just over 4 cups of chicken salad. Serving size is 1/2 cup.
There are 3 points per serving on the green plan and 1 point on the blue and purple myWW plans.
If you are looking for other healthy lunch recipes be sure to check these out:
- Weight Watchers Turkey Egg Wrap
- Air Fryer Greek Chicken Kebabs
- Weight Watchers Mexican Chopped Salad
- Shrimp Summer Rolls
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