Classic Dill Chicken Salad

Classic Dill Chicken Salad

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2016

We lightened up the creamy dressing in this healthy chicken salad recipe with a combo of mayonnaise and plain Greek yogurt. Dill, grapes, celery and walnuts make up this classic chicken salad but feel free to experiment with your favorite fruit, vegetables and herbs. Serve it open-face on toasted bread or scoop it on top of fresh salad greens.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
  • ¾ cup halved red or green grapes
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans or walnuts


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  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, shallot, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in chicken, grapes and celery. Top with nuts. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 190 calories; 13 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 30 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 146 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 39 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 327 mg sodium; 219 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ lean meat, 2½ fat

Reviews 1

May 26, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Mouthwatering goodness I made this chicken salad for my book club this past week and it was the bomb! The Greek yogurt gave it a tang that mayonnaise alone won't do, and the fresh dill and shallots really made the flavor stand out. My husband marinated chicken breasts in Italian dressing before grilling them and I cut the chicken into chunks. Everything in this recipe appealed to me and it is now my go-to for chicken salad! Pros: Easy to assemble
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