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Quick Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

I rely on this refreshing chicken salad often for lunch or a light supper. It can be made ahead of time and popped in the refrigerator, which is perfect for my busy schedule.—Brenda Nickerson, Clymer, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, mayonnaise, yogurt and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Stir in almonds just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 126 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Quick Almond Chicken Salad

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bdfloyd User ID: 4644505 33367
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"I really enjoy this recipe. I use sour cream instead of yogurt, though. I've used red grapes, too, and it's even more colorful. I like to make a sandwich out of the salad by putting it into a pita half. Very yummy!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.