Guiltless Chicken Salad

Guiltless Chicken Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.4
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.2 mg
  • Sodium: 178.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 29.0 g

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We ditched the mayo from this sandwich staple and boosted the nutrition with crunchy vegetables.
We ditched the mayo from this sandwich staple and boosted the nutrition with crunchy vegetables.

Number of Servings: 4


    12 ounces cooked, diced chicken*
    3 celery ribs, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
    1 cup jicama, peeled and finely diced
    1/2 cup onion, diced
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
    Juice of 1/2 lemon

    *I recommend using poached chicken, as grilled chicken has a tendency to dry out.


This is a basic chicken salad recipe; feel free to customize it with your favorite veggies, herbs, fruits, and nuts. Try 1 cup sliced grapes, 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans and 1 cup arugula.

Jicama is a root vegetable that tastes like a cross between an apple and a potato. Look for them in the international produce section of your supermarket. The brown roots should be firm and heavy, and the stem end should be dry and odorless.


Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, cover and chill for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for up to four days.

Serving Size: Makes 6 cups, 1 1/2 cups per serving

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  • 59 of 62 people found this review helpful
    I used the recipe but filled a tomato with it instead of using bread. - 7/6/12

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  • 31 of 33 people found this review helpful
    RedCowboyBoots, normally I'd agree with you, for example with low-fat mayo, salad dressings, and snacks. But Greek yogurt doesn't follow that rule. It is cultured from skim milk, which is made by removing the cream from milk--nothing replaced or added. So fat-free CAN still be healthy. - 7/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this IDEA!!!! I'm not sure why I didn't think of it! Love the mayo replacement! Also added about1/8 cup apple sause, for moisture, GREAT next day, too! Thanks again! - 6/20/12

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  • 19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Very good I added walnuts and red grapes cut in half just because I like them and felt like I was eating a no no meal. Thanks for posting this recipe. - 6/20/12

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  • Very Good
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I made the salad minus the jicama and celery but then i spooned it into celery stalks. It was very tasty without the guilt of the heavy bread. - 7/17/12

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