Chicken Salad With Apples And Cranberries

Leftover rotisserie chicken, apples, celery, and dried cranberries in a light creamy Greek yogurt based dressing combine to create this light and delicious healthy chicken salad with apples and cranberries. Which reminds me of a classic Waldorf salad – only lighter – and with chicken.

I served this chicken salad with apples and cranberries for lunch on a bed of mixed greens and baby arugula. And garnished it with a little shredded carrot and chopped cucumber.

All I can say is, “YUM.”

THE SKINNY ON CHICKEN SALAD WITH APPLES AND CRANBERRIES

I rarely cook chicken just to make chicken salad. It seems like too much work. Instead, it’s a recipe I tend to make when there’s leftover home cooked or rotisserie chicken staring back at me from the fridge.

To keep this chicken salad with apples and cranberries lighter and healthier, I use plain nonfat Greek yogurt and a little Hellman’s light mayonnaise to dress it without drowning it.

Adding apples and celery is a tasty way to add flavor and crunch for minimal calories and points.

This chicken salad with apples and cranberries would be yummy on whole wheat crackers or a toasted english muffin or stuffed into a pita too.

 

Leftover rotisserie chicken, apples, celery, and dried cranberries in a light and creamy dressing,this easy healthy chicken salad with apples and cranberries is a lunchtime favorite.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
INGREDIENTS
  • 2½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped apple (about 1 large; I used a Pink Lady and kept the peel because it was organic)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Hellman’s light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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