Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kat in the Kitchen: Chicken Salad Recipe with Greek Yogurt

In case you forgot, I kind of like chicken salad. 

Really, really like. 

My Aunt Karen makes excellent chicken salad. She hosts most of the baby and bridal showers for our large extended family, and I always look forward to her chicken salad. A few years ago when I was raving about it and asking for tips, she told me that she adds powdered sugar to it. What! If I didn't already know from the countless sandwiches I had eaten over the years, I would have dismissed that idea. 

Here is the basic recipe that I have personalized to my liking. I like attempting to make things that I want to eat on a regular basis  somewhat healthier (not our for-special-occasions-or-before-going-on-a-health-kick Oreo Dessert ... if you are going to go all out, go all out) so I sub in Greek yogurt for mayo. I think that rotisserie chicken is key - it adds so much flavor! 

Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups rotisserie chicken, taken off the bone and cubed or shredded. (toss the bones in the freezer until you have enough to make stock!)
- 1 apple, cored and chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup grapes, quartered
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I like full fat)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or you can omit and go with just 1 cup Greek yogurt)
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional - 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup toasted and chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

Prep ingredients and then toss well. Refrigerate until served; it could be served on lettuce, halved and seeded avocados or your choice of bread.



  1. I just discovered the greek yogurt substitute too. So awesome! We get crazy and toss in some craisins over here!

  2. Yum! Looks delish! Makes me crave my favorite chicken salad recipe which I should share on my blog when I make it this summer. Great idea with the greek yogurt. I've done that substitution in other recipes, but never with the chicken salad. Thanks!

  3. This looks delicious!! Can't wait to try it. Great idea to use a rotisserie chicken too- it probably turns out so moist!

  4. Checking back in....I did make this for supper, and we loved it. I did add your suggested diced celery and sprinkled a few whole walnuts on top for looks. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm so glad you loved it!! Thanks for checking back in :)