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California Chicken Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing - This take on the classic California Chicken Salad makes for a healthier, delicious meal with grapes, celery, nuts and grilled chicken served atop a bed of romaine lettuce, all tossed in a lightened-up creamy yogurt dressing.

California Chicken Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

Katerina | Diethood
This healthy take on the classic California Chicken Salad makes for a delicious meal! Made with grapes, celery, nuts and grilled chicken served atop a bed of romaine lettuce, all tossed in a lightened-up creamy yogurt dressing.
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALAD
  • 6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1- pound grilled chicken breast , cubed
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes , halved, cold
  • 2 apples , cored and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery , thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced, white parts only
  • 1/3- cup coarsely chopped nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc...)
FOR THE YOGURT DRESSING
  • 1/3- cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/3- cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4- cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions
 

  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, chicken, grapes, apples, celery, green onions and nuts; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, parsley, salt and pepper; whisk until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • If dressing is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons water; taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Add salad dressing to chicken mixture.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 214 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 19 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 49 mg | Sodium: 162 mg | Potassium: 606 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 2755 IU | Vitamin C: 8.6 mg | Calcium: 82 mg | Iron: 1.2 mg | Net Carbs: 17 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad with yougurt, easy chicken salad recipe, healthy chicken salad recipe