Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe combines Greek-style yogurt and mayonnaise for a creamy dressing. Sweet apple, toasty hazelnuts and crunchy celery balance the flavors and texture. Serve on toasted baguette or atop lightly dressed greens.

a recipe photo of the Chicken Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup plain reduced-fat strained (Greek-style) yogurt

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle relish

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • cup chopped unpeeled Gala apple

  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery

  • ¼ cup roughly chopped hazelnuts or pecans, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Stir yogurt, mayonnaise, onion, relish, lemon juice, pepper and salt together in a medium bowl until combined. Fold in chicken, apple, celery, hazelnuts (or pecans) and parsley until fully coated. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, for up to 4 hours.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast chopped nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
18g Fat
6g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Vitamin A 214IU 4%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 5IU 1%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Vitamin K 51mcg 43%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 312mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

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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