Healthy and Delicious Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad, but most of the recipes are so bad for you. Over the years I've combined several of my favorite recipes to come up with a healthy chicken salad recipe.  It is so so good! I could sit there and eat it right out of the bowl. Not that I ever have... :)


What you need:

  • 1 or 2 cooked chicken breasts

  • start with 2 Tablespoons olive oil mayo (full of the healthy fats that are good for you) ,but adjust to your tastes

  • spoonful of sweet pickle relish

  • an apple

  • 2/3 cup of your favorite nuts ( I like walnuts, pecans or almonds)

  • 1/2 stalk of celery

  • 2/3 cup grapes or raisins

This time of year there are so many delicious apples to use, just pick your favorite variety for your salad.


Dice and chop up the apples, chicken, celery, nuts and grapes. Mix everything together and chill for a few hours before serving. You can serve it right after making it but it just tastes a little better chilled. Enjoy!! Do you have any yummy and nutritious recipes to share? I am always looking for new recipes.



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Thanks for the recipe!

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i love salads with apples in them.

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Sueberry said...

That looks yummy! Love the Halloween Luminaries that you made. Did you use just plain white printer paper?

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Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Hello... I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday... That salad looks so delicious!! I think I will have to try that on Saturday :) Happy Wednesday!
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Becky said...

The chicken salad recipe sounds delicious!
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Hi! I'm visiting (& following) from Welcome Wednesday. The chicken salad looks delicious. Have a great day!

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Following you now from Welcome Wednesday. Please follow back!

Kathleen said...

Oh my goodness, this looks delicious. I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.
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Christine said...

That looks yummy! Congrats on your spotlight on the Wednesday blog hop! I am following your blog now too...

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Momma of Three {Kenna} said...

Following from The Welcome Wednesday!!!

Chihuahua Girl said...

Hi! I am visiting and following you from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop! Your Chicken Salad recipe looks yummy! I'll definitely have to try it.

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Mama.Mommy.Mom. said...

New follower from Welcome Wednesday! This chicken salad is really similar to one I make. Love a super chunky chicken salad!

malia said...

already a follower! hope you link this up tomo to a crafty soiree linky party at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Shawn Becker said...

Following from Welcome Wednesday. The salad looks great. I remember making one similar and putting it in pineapple rings.

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Joyful Housewife said...

I love chicken salad. I can't wait to try yours! =0)

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April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Sounds really yummy! I love all the fruit and nuts in it!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Sounds really yummy! I love all the fruit and nuts in it!

Miz Helen said...

Your chicken salad looks great. Chicken salad is one of my favorites.
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Alison said...

THANK YOU! I really dislike chicken salad when it is gooped up with so much mayo. Yours sounds amazing and I love that it includes apple! Thank you for sharing. ~Prairie Story

chubskulit said...

Wow, apple? That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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FoodTripFriday said...

I like my Apple crispy and juicy!

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Cecile said...

wow, this salad looks yummy; will try it see if my son would love it, too.

Jenn said...

What a great way of eating apples! :)

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dreambake said...

I made this for dinner last night, but instead of cutting the chicken into pieces and mix with avocado / tomato mixture, I let the chicken cool slightly, then put it on top. It was really delicious.
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cody said...

This is one of my favorite salad ever. love apples. i think i'll prepare it now for our dinner tonight. poularde georges blanchave a happy day :)

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