For a chicken salad recipe that’s a total winner, look no further.

This healthy Pecan Chicken Salad is wonderfully creamy, without being too wet. It incorporates the perfect balance of flavors and uses yogurt to offset the heaviness of mayonnaise. You can use this Pecan Chicken Salad recipe for sandwiches, croissants, in a wrap or on a bed of greens.

Whether for lunch, supper or a snack, flavorful chicken salad is always a hit. It’s the perfect guilt-free way to indulge in a delicious meal, without sacrificing flavor. Did we mention it makes a great on-the-go meal or snack?

Cooked chicken

You can cook your chicken with a little salt and pepper, use leftover chicken or if you’re pinched for time, you can purchase a rotisserie chicken for this healthy, yet delicious recipe.

If you’re cooking your chicken, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper (we highly recommend using Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt). Place breasts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, remove chicken from oven, flip each breast and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Allow chicken to cool before cut into cubes and adding to your chicken salad.

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Pecan Chicken Salad
This healthy Pecan Chicken Salad is wonderfully creamy, without being too wet. It incorporates the perfect balance of flavors and uses yogurt to offset the heaviness of mayonnaise. You can use this Pecan Chicken Salad recipe for sandwiches, croissants, in a wrap or on a bed of greens. Whether for lunch, supper or a snack, flavorful chicken salad is always a hit. You can use leftover chicken breasts or purchase a rotisserie chicken for this healthy, yet delicious recipe. It's guilt-free without giving up any of the flavor and makes a great on-the-go meal or snack.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
pecan chicken salad, healthy chicken salad, no mayo chicken salad, healthy lunches, full for life, fullforlife
Instructions
  1. Bake or grill chicken ahead of time, only adding salt and pepper to taste (directions above). Allow to cool and chop into small cubes.
  2. In a large bowl combine yogurt, mustard, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk together.
  3. Add cubed chicken, red grapes and pecans to bowl and stir until completely combined. Serve on a slice of whole grain bread, in a wrap, on a bed of greens or in a cup of Bibb lettuce. Enjoy!
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