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The Best Chicken Salad Recipe!

Chicken salad is a favorite at my house, my hubby will gladly have it for dinner and then take the leftovers for lunch the next day!  I think this is the best chicken salad recipe, and it is pretty darn healthy and really easy!  Try this for a light summertime dinner, bring it to a summer party or just treat yourself to a delicious, quick, lunch!Luncheon of chicken salad and pretzel rollRaw Chicken TendersI like to use chicken tenders since they cook so quickly, but you can also use any boneless skinless chicken breast meat.  Start by poaching your chicken.
Sabra Tzatziki Greek Yogurt DipThis is my secret ingredient!  I don’t use mayonnaise or sour cream or plain yogurt, I use Sabra Tzatziki!  It gives my chicken salad a little tanginess and is absolutely the perfect flavor to enhance the other ingredients.   Chicken salad ingredientsHere are the ingredients being gathered together after the chicken has been poached.  Cool the chicken completely in the refrigerator before you begin to cut it and it will cube easier.  Chicken Salad ingredients are gathered togetherI buy my Sabra tzatziki at Sam’s Club.  This is the only place I can find this tzatziki, but I have asked my local grocer to carry it.  I am surprised because all of the other stores I shop in carry lots of varieties of  Sabra hummus.

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The Best Chicken Salad Recipe!
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Serves: 3½ Cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Skinless boneless chicken breasts or tenders
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 C Green Seedless Grapes halved (approximately 40 grapes)
  • ½ C Chopped Walnuts
  • ⅔ C of Sabra Tzatziki
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
Instructions
  1. Poach your chicken in your prefered method OR Put chicken on the stovetop in a sauce pan with enough water to cover the chicken.
  2. Add 1 T Olive Oil to the water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and then turn down the temperature to low, cover the sauce pan and cook on low for about 15 more minutes or until the chicken is done. (This time will depend upon how thick your chicken is. This is why I like to use chicken tenders.)
  4. This yields me about 11 ounces of cooked chicken or 2½ Cups of cubed chicken
  5. Cube the chicken.
  6. Mix the cubed chicken, grapes, walnuts, tzatziki and salt and pepper together.
  7. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Chicken cubed and ready to make into delicious Chicken SaladChicken cubed for chicken salad

Cube your poached chicken once it has cooled.

Add 12 Cup of Walnuts to the cubed chickenAdd one half cup of coarsely chopped English walnut pieces to the cubed chicken.  Add grapes and salt and pepper to the chicken and walnut piecesUse one cup of green seedless grapes, about 40 grapes.  Cut each of the grapes in half and add them to the chicken and the walnut pieces. Add Sabra tzatziki to the rest of the ingredientsAdd 3/4 of a cup of Sabra tzatziki to the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly, cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. The Best Chicken Salad Recipe Ever!I served up the chicken salad on a bed of red leaf lettuce with some sweet cherry tomatoes and a pretzel roll.  I have also served it in a half a cantaloupe or on a croissant.  Sabra Tzatziki makes the best chicken salad ever!pin-it-for-laterI hope you get to try out this recipe, it has been very popular with everyone I have made it for.  You can mix this up and add or change up any of the ingredients, such as adding celery or onion, or replacing the grapes with blueberries.  Make this your own, or prepare this chicken salad recipe just like I do!

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16 Comments

  1. Chloe, what would you suggest in place of the Sabra? I can’t find any place in Dallas that sells it. There are other Sabra products available. I am going to e-mail the Kroger management and see if it can be made available as this chicken salad sounds delicious.

    1. This is my problem, too. The only place I have been able to find it is Sam’s Club. I have read that Trader Joe’s also sells a brand of tzatziki. If all else fails you can make your own, here is a link to just one of the many recipes you can find online. It is such a delicious alternative to mayo in the salad and adds such great flavor!

      http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2007/07/worlds-best-tzatziki-sauce-recipe-greek.html

      I know I have asked my local stores to carry it too!

  2. This looks scrumptious and I could easily eat it a couple days in a row. I’d also have to make one with nuts for me and one without for hubby. That pretzel bun looks pretty tasty also!

  3. You had me at the tzatziki sauce! What a great idea to use it as your base for chicken salad. I am actually sharing a chicken salad recipe on Monday that uses avocado. I will have to give yours a try! Pinning!

  4. Never thought to make chicken salad because I’m pretty picky about it, but this looks so good! (And seems a lot healthier than most you’d get in say, a deli). Need to try this recipe!

  5. Hi Chloe, Thanks for sharing this luscious salad, it looks so refreshing and easy to make with the Sabra Tzatziki which I was not aware of, I will have to check in my store for it. Pinned to share and for later use!

    Hope to have you drop by and share more of your blog with us this week!
    Have a wonderful week!

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