Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

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This Easy Chicken Salad Recipe is healthy and light. It is made with shredded chicken, apples, grapes and bell pepper – it has great texture, crunch and creaminess. This recipe is perfect for an easy lunch or fun appetizer! 

Chicken Salad

Ingredients Needed:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Apple
  • Grapes
  • Bell pepper
  • Dried cranberries
  • Onion
  • Almonds
  • Salt & pepper
  • Mayo or hummus
  • Mixed greens, bread or pita pocket

A great thing about this recipe is that it is completely customizable based upon your preferences and what’s available during any given season. But you should try it this way first, because it is the best! Sweet apples, crunchy bell pepper, and chewy dried cranberries — it’s so yummy and light!  And that is how it should be too.

Ingredient Notes For This Easy Chicken Salad Recipe:

  • Apple – My all-time favorite apple is the Honeycrisp apple so that is what I use here. Feel free to use whatever you like though.
  • Binder – Feel free to use either mayo or hummus. If you are interested, The Best Classic Homemade Hummus is a great option.
  • How to Serve – You can serve it over a bed of mixed greens, on bread, in a pita pocket or in a wrap… And to make it into a more dainty appetizer, you can even serve it on thinly sliced apple rounds. Delish!

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Chicken Salad

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe


  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 + servings 1x

Description

This Easy Chicken Salad Recipe is healthy and light. It is made with shredded chicken, apples, grapes and bell pepper – it has great texture, crunch and creaminess. This recipe is perfect for an easy lunch or fun appetizer!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 large Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 Honeycrisp Apple, diced
  • 20 Green Grapes, halved
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Red or Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/2 cup Duke’s Mayo or Classic Homemade Hummus
  • Dried Cranberries, just a handful
  • Sliced Almonds, a small handful
  • Mixed Greens, Bread or Pita Pocket

Instructions

  1. Chicken: In a large pot of boiling water, cook the chicken until it looses its pink color.
  2. Fruits and Veggies: During this time, prep all other ingredients and place in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Pulse: Once the chicken cools, pulse it in a food processor until it reaches a fine consistency. Add the shredded chicken to the mixing bowl with your other ingredients and mix until well combined. 
  4. Serving suggestions: Serve with mixed greens, bread, pita pocket or apple rounds.
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple, Chicken Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Easy Appetizer Recipes, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grape Recipes, Main Dish, Poultry, Sandwhich

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