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5 Minute Chicken Salad {gluten free}

5 Minute Chicken Salad that is ready in 5 minutes, gluten-free, delicious, light and packed with protein.

5 Minute Chicken Salad recipe that is ready in 5 minutes, gluten free, delicious and packed with protein | ahealthylifeforme.com

I often find myself harkening back to my roots, to my childhood favorites. And chicken salad is one of the recipes I love just as much today as I did back then.

I’m a fan of the ‘salads’ that really are not salads.  Egg salad. Crab salad. Shrimp salad. Chicken salad. but I can not get into Tuna Salad, not sure why, but well there you have it I am not a Tuna Salad fan.

Back to my favorites.  The thing about these salads is I like mine with just a bit of mayo, not too much, mixed with just a few additional ingredients.  The less is more theory.  To keep it lighter I like to greek yogurt and just a bit of mayo.  Just the way I like!

 

5 Minute Chicken Salad recipe that is ready in 5 minutes, gluten free, delicious and packed with protein | ahealthylifeforme.comYou will find me during most lunch hours working.  Obviously working for me means I am in the kitchen creating recipes and taking photos.  Crazy as this might sound, this means I don’t always eat or I don’t eat enough for lunch.

I can’t be taking a bit ol’ bite out of that cake until its had its photo shoot and I have confirmed that I have the perfect shot, so working through lunch happens a lot.

I love a lunch that I can snack on while I am working and takes no time to prepare.  This chicken salad is the SIMPLEST, yes I used shouty capitals, chicken salad ever.  I used HORMEL® Premium Chicken Breast that has no added salt, so its lean and clean.  Perfect for when you are in a hurry and need something to snack on that is loaded with protein, to fuel you and fill you.

Tossing it together to make this chicken salad made me very happy.  I nibbled on it with some fresh carrots, cucumber slices and radish slices.  It would also be great piled on some of your favorite bread, or in a pita pocket.

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5 Minute Chicken Salad recipe that is ready in 5 minutes, gluten free, delicious and packed with protein | ahealthylifeforme.com

 

Are you fan of all the ‘salads’ that aren’t salads?  Which is your favorite?  Chicken, Egg, Shrimp or the dreaded Tuna?

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Healthy Chicken Salad recipe that is ready in 5 minutes, gluten free, delicious and packed with protein | ahealthylifeforme.com

Healthy Chicken Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 2 cans of chicken Hormel Premium Chicken Breast in water {no salt added} drained
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery chopped
  • 1/3 cup seedless grapes quartered


Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup organic mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl add drained chicken, pecans, celery, and grapes
  • In a small bowl stir to combine yogurt, mayonnaise, black pepper, Creole seasoning, balsamic vinegar and honey.
  • Pour dressing over chicken mixture and stir to combine.
  • Serve on a lettuce wedge with fresh vegetables or in a pita or in a sandwich.

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6 comments on “5 Minute Chicken Salad {gluten free}”

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    Shelley Saukko

    For some reason the Dressing became jumbled on my phone. Would you please tell me what the Dressing is? (Not the mayo).

  2. 5 stars
    I will be making this recipe with the avocado substitution for a wedding shower for bride that needs gluten free dairy free!!! THank you ladies!!!

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    Sharon Marshall

    I am looking for a simple recipe for chicken salad, but I don’t like mayo & (I’m not supposed to have it either) I don’t like celery & I can’t have yogurt, it triggers my migraines. Do you have any other suggestions for me to use in the chicken salad besides mayo or yogurt?

    1. Hi Sharon, omit the celery and add 1 large or 2 small avocados, peeled and mashed to the ingredients. I have done this to make a chicken salad in the past and if you are a fan of avocado, you should love the final recipe.

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    I am all about egg salad and chicken salad–but not tuna salad (or shrimp for that matter) either! I love your version of chicken salad–so quick and easy!

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