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Lighter Chicken Salad Sandwiches

20m total
4 servings
Lighter Chicken Salad Sandwiches Weight Loss Recipe
Contents

    These Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwiches offer a lighter, healthier twist on the classic chicken salad. Made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, they're a perfect choice for a nutritious lunch or light dinner.

    Servings & Nutrition

    This recipe makes 4 servings (1 sandwich per serving). The nutrition information is calculated without the bread.

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 180
    • Total Fat: 6g
    • Cholesterol: 55mg
    • Sodium: 150mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 6g
    • Protein: 22g

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
    • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
    • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 apple, diced
    • 1/4 cup grapes, halved
    • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Fresh lettuce leaves
    • Whole wheat bread

    Directions

    • In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, Greek yogurt, celery, red onion, apple, grapes, and walnuts (if using).
    • Add lemon juice and Dijon mustard.
    • Season with salt and pepper.
    • Mix well until all ingredients are evenly coated.
    • Lay out the bread.
    • Place lettuce leaves on each slice.
    • Spoon a generous amount of chicken salad onto the lettuce.
    • Top with another slice of bread.

    Ready to get cooking?

    These Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwiches are a delightful and nutritious meal that combines the creamy texture of Greek yogurt with the crunch of fresh fruits and vegetables, all wrapped in your choice of bread. Enjoy a refreshing twist on a lunchtime classic! 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I make this recipe dairy-free?

    Yes, use a dairy-free yogurt alternative.

    How long can I store the chicken salad?

    Keep the chicken salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    How can I make this dish gluten-free?

    Use a gluten-free soy sauce or tamari to make this dish gluten-free.

    Is this recipe suitable for weight loss?

    This recipe can be a healthier alternative to traditional chicken salad, especially if you're mindful of portion sizes and the type of bread used.

    Can I use canned chicken?

    Yes, canned chicken can be used for convenience, but freshly cooked chicken typically offers better flavor and texture.