Lately I have been obsessed with quick and easy meals and this 5-ingredient healthy chicken salad is a great addition!
Check out my Instagram page, I posted an easy scallop recipe and a coconut curry chicken recipe!
Getting back to this 5-ingredient healthy chicken salad, I feel like chicken salad gets a bad rap. Most of the time it is swimming in mayo inside a deli counter with god knows how many hands in and out of the bowl. This doesn’t exactly sound appealing. I’ve also tried to make chicken salad healthy for years using greek yogurt... it just doesn’t taste the same for me.
For this recipe I stuck with my roots and it is made with mayo. However, normal mayo doesn't sit well with me. Avocado mayo is made with minimal ingredients that are wholesome and free of chemicals, fillers and synthetic materials, sounds good to me! Thank you Chosen foods for producing this Avocado Mayo. (affiliate)
This 5-ingredient healthy chicken salad is super easy and can be made in probably about 5 minutes (if you know your way around a rotisserie chicken). Also, Costco has a rotisserie chicken for $5.00! Bonus that it's a huge chicken!
5-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Salad Three Ways
Simple and oh so versatile !
- Dip: When you're at work and just want a nice crunch with your lunch. Pair it with some saltines or crackers.
- Sammy: When you have bread from your local bakery hanging out on your kitchen counter. It's hot and humid and you would hate for that bread to go bad, pair it with a sandwich.
- Lettuce cup: When you have girlfriends over and just want something light and fun. Pair it with numerous appetizers or glasses of wine, go with the lettuce cups.
My favorite way to each this salad is with some crackers. Sean loves to eat it out of a bowl or on a sandwich. Lately, we have been craving cold sandwiches. Do you guys ever go on spurts with certain foods? Sometimes, I want spaghetti and meatballs all day everyday and other times, I want a turkey salad.
Don't forget to tell me how you like this recipe and share on social media channels by #mealswithmaggie or by tagging me! If you love this chicken salad recipe check out my buffalo quinoa chicken salad, healthy ginger sesame chicken or my lightened up chicken Alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes!Print
5-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Salad
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 people 1x
5-ingredient healthy chicken salad that can be eaten multiple ways! So easy, satisfying and perfect for any occasion! A great blend of crunchy and creamy with a touch of sweetness from dried cherries. | Mealswithmaggie.com
- 3 cups chicken breast ( cubed or shredded)
- 1 cup celery, diced
- ½ cup dried cherries
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup avocado mayo
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Mix everything in a bowl and enjoy with crackers, lettuce cups or on a sandwich !
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Main Course, Salad
- Method: assemble
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: 5-ingredient healthy chicken salad, healthy chicken salad, 5-ingredients or less
I forgot to mention - I made one substitution and used dried cranberries instead of cherries.
We went over Labor Day weekend! It was really hot/humid!! Like 90+ each day but I didn’t mind it!
Is it possible to be obsessed with this recipe after just one taste? 100% YES.
I was craving a healthy version of this and found it here. I will be making this on repeat.
So simple and easy — love it! Substituted the Mayo for hummus which was delicious.
I like this recipe, it's simple & healthy. How do you make the avocado mayo.?
Hey! It’s actually a product you buy!
By chance do you know the shelf life? thank you! This looks delicious!
would say about 5 days!
The healthy chicken salad is amazing. I love it with pita bread too! The creaminess of the avocado mayo is SO. GOOD.
Pretty much obsessed with this recipe. It has become a staple in my house. It is very easy to prepare and I always have the ingredients on hand! Ps- I love the avocado mayo!
That’s so awesome! Thank you so much Lori!
This Healthy Chicken salad is absolutely delicious and guilt free in every way! I make it every week for my husband and I and it’s safe to say we are hooked!
Thank you Courtney !