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Skinny Chicken Salad

This Skinny Chicken Salad is a healthier version of the classic chicken salad-creamy, crunchy, and perfect for those summer days!

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This chicken salad is packed with so much goodness. The added pineapple tidbits, diced apples, and grapes makes this salad incredibly delicious.

  • Pineapple Tidbits: the pineapple tidbits adds a bit of sweetness. Be sure to drain the juice, otherwise the point value will be affected. If the pineapple tidbits are drained from the juice, they are 0 points.
  • Apples: Gala or Pink Lady apples are perfect for this salad. Gala apples are heart-shaped and have distinctive yellow-orange skin with red striping. It’s crisp, sweet taste can’t be beat, Gala is great in salads.  Pink Lady which is a sweet-tart apple with great versatility. Pink Lady is high acid, high sugar apple with a crisp bite. It’s a bit more tart than sweet and very refreshing
  • Grapes: red grapes are often considered sweeter than green grapes. Adding red grapes to this chicken salad gives this salad some crunch and sweetness. 
  • Celery, Green Onion, Almonds: for added crunch and flavor. 
  • Coleslaw dressing, light Kraft mayo and non fat yogurt:  I use the combination of the three to keep the calories and points low without sacrificing all the creaminess and flavor the coleslaw dressing and light mayo gives. 
  • Dill, Thyme, Onion Powder, and Ginger: gives this salad a little tang, subtle, dry aroma and very slight woody flavor, which goes well with the creaminess of the dressing.

To make this Skinny Chicken Salad you will:

Combine, light mayo, coleslaw dressing, and Greek yogurt into a medium mixing. Stir to combine. Add seasonings and fold in chicken. 

In a separate, large mixing bowl combine, diced celery, green onion, grapes, pineapple tidbits, and diced apples. Combine dressing chicken mixture into fruit and vegetable mixture.

Stir until dressing is evenly coated throughout the salad.

Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.

Sprinkle slivered almonds over to the top prior to serving. ( these give the salad a great crunch)

Serve on bread, rolls, or in a wrap.  As a low-carb option, you can serve on lettuce with a little avocado.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ( 12.5 oz.) cans Premium Chunk canned chicken breast, drained or 4 cups rotisserie chicken, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 green onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced 
  • 2 cups apple, diced ( I use Gala or Pink Lady) 
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 ( 20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained 
  • 1/2 cup light Kraft Mayo  
  • 3 Tbsp Coleslaw dressing ( I use Kraft Coleslaw dressing)
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain or Greek yogurt 
  • 1 /4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • pinch of ginger
  • 3 Tbsp slivered almonds

Directions:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine, light mayo, coleslaw dressing, and Greek yogurt. Stir to combine. Add seasonings and fold in chicken.
  2. In a separate, large mixing bowl combine, diced celery, green onion, grapes, pineapple tidbits, and diced apples. Combine dressing chicken mixture into fruit and vegetable mixture. Stir until dressing is evenly coated throughout the salad.
  3. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Sprinkle slivered almonds over to the top prior to serving. ( these give the salad a great crunch)
  5. Serve on bread, rolls, or in a wrap.  As a low-carb option, you can serve on lettuce with a little avocado.

Makes 8 ( 1 cup) servings

3-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*  

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

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Yield: 8

Skinny Chicken Salad

Skinny Chicken Salad

This Skinny Chicken Salad is a healthier version of the classic chicken salad-creamy, crunchy, and perfect for those summer days!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ( 12.5 oz.) cans Premium Chunk canned chicken breast, drained or 4 cups rotisserie chicken, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 green onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced 
  • 2 cups apple, diced ( I use Gala or Pink Lady) 
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 ( 20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained 
  • 1/2 cup light Kraft Mayo  
  • 3 Tbsp Coleslaw dressing ( I use Kraft Coleslaw dressing)
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain or Greek yogurt 
  • 1 /4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • pinch of ginger
  • 3 Tbsp slivered almonds, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine, light mayo, coleslaw dressing, and Greek yogurt. Stir to combine. Add seasonings and fold in chicken.
  2. In a separate, large mixing bowl combine, diced celery, green onion, grapes, pineapple tidbits, and diced apples. Combine dressing chicken mixture into fruit and vegetable mixture. Stir until dressing is evenly coated throughout the salad.
  3. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Sprinkle slivered almonds over to the top prior to serving. ( these give the salad a great crunch)
  5. Serve on bread, rolls, or in a wrap. As a low-carb option, you can serve on lettuce with a little avocado.

Makes 8 ( 1 cup) servings

3-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 4 SmartPoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 3 SmartPoints per serving

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 57mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 18g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

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Margaret Barnes

Friday 5th of June 2020

Do you think omitting the coleslaw dressing would effete the taste, I just can't justify the cost for such a small amout that I never use again. I love Hungary girl but, most of her recipes use very small amounts of ingredients they become very expensive and most time wasteful if only two people in your house.

Crystal

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

I have the same question. Not a fan of coleslaw flavor either

Alicia Tyler

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

The BEST chicken salad I have ever had! I love the crunch the slivered almonds add. SO glad to find a recipe that isn't loaded with fat.

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Hi Alicia

Oh that is so great to hear! Thank you so much for leaving a review! It means so much to know my recipes are being enjoyed.

Have a wonderful week!

Linds

Sarah

Sunday 15th of December 2019

Any chance of you making a chicken curry salad? I think you could rock it so good! The WW one is lacking for me. :( https://www.weightwatchers.com/ca/en/recipe/curry-lime-chicken-salad/5b27be05e8986f01c6bfbc00

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