Honey-Mustard Chicken Salad


A simple dressing, using yogurt rather than mayo, moistens the chicken in this tasty lightened-up chicken salad. Plus, it's flavor-packed thanks to a quick-to-fix honey mustard. Whip up a batch while you're meal prepping for easy, packable lunches.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 8 cups torn Bibb lettuce (about 1 small head)

  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. Whisk yogurt, mustard, parsley, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat.

  2. To serve, divide lettuce among 4 plates. Top with the chicken mixture and sprinkle with almonds.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup chicken salad & 2 cups lettuce
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 12g 25%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Vitamin A 1528IU 31%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 493mg 21%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 302mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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