Clean Eating Chicken Salad

Clean Eating Chicken Salad

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Clean Eating Chicken Salad

Clean Eating Chicken Salad

Servings: 4 | Calories: 240 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 43 mg | Sodium: 683 mg | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 24 g | SmartPoints: 6 |


  • 2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts - cut into cubes
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, non-fat
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 whole-wheat pita pockets, halved
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, mix all of the salad ingredients. Chicken salad can be eaten as is or eat as a pita sandwich. Recipe serves 4.

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36 Comments on "Clean Eating Chicken Salad"

  1. Mandy L  August 15, 2013

    I think I must have done something wrong. :-/ It turned out less creamy and more dry. Like there was too much chicken and not enough everything else. Perhaps my 2 pieces of chicken were too large? I didn't have more yogurt than what was needed for the recipe, or I would have tried doubling that. I think I need to try again. 🙂

    • Skinny Ms.  August 16, 2013

      Mandy, There was likely too much chicken. Try mixing the yogurt first, then add chicken until desired consistency is reached.

  2. Sandy  September 3, 2013

    How should I cook the chicken breast?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 4, 2013

      Sandy, I would roast it in a 375 degree oven for about 40 minutes or until done.

    • Sheryl  May 7, 2015

      I cook mine ahead by dumping a family pack of breasts in the slow cooker with a splash of broth. Ready in less than 3 hours. Cube or shred and freeze for quick meals (quesadillas, chicken salad, etc).

    • Justme77  June 26, 2017

      This is a great recipe that also works with leftover chicken breasts. I usually make more than I need so the leftovers make it easy for more no-cook meals.

  3. Christy  September 22, 2013

    This was delicious! I used just plain yogurt (not Greek), and substituted red apple for grapes, cucumber for celery, and added some crushed cashews! Awesome. Great recipe.

  4. Bonnie  October 6, 2013

    I'm not a huge fan of raw onion or celery. Would cucumbers work?

  5. maricelcross  December 2, 2013

    One question and probably a stupid question, the nutritional value include the pita bread or is it just the salad?

  6. Cindy  March 12, 2014

    If it's just the chicken salad, why is it so high in sodium and carb? I thought it was both together.

    • SkinnyMs  March 13, 2014

      Thanks Cindy, Please notice that this nutrition data was updated to include the pita pockets. Enjoy!

  7. Carol Poole  July 14, 2014

    When you say two cooked chicken breast,do you mean a whole breast split which would give you four pieces or one whole chicken breast which would give you two pieces ?

    • SkinnyMs  July 14, 2014

      Carol, A whole chicken can be divided into 2 breast pieces(one on either side), 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 wings, so it would be 2 breasts.

  8. Jenn  July 15, 2014

    Does your calorie count include the pitas?

    • SkinnyMs  July 16, 2014

      Jenn, Yes the calorie count includes the pita.

  9. Sheryl  May 7, 2015

    Add 1/2 a cubed apple, cranberries or craisins, curry, and tarragon and you have my recipe. Yummy.

    • SkinnyMs  May 8, 2015

      Sheryl, Do you add the yellow curry powder? That does sound yummy!

  10. Alicia  June 2, 2015

    Could this be made the night before and kept in a refrigerator for lunch at work the next day?

    • SkinnyMs  June 3, 2015

      Yes, if kept in an airtight container, it will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

  11. Amanda  June 15, 2015

    Does the calorie count include the pita bread?

    • SkinnyMs  June 15, 2015

      Sure does! Thanks.

  12. Linda S  July 6, 2015

    I made this for lunch today and it was very good. I added 1 dessert spoonful of mayonnaise (which will have upped the calories!) and two large mint leaves finely shredded. Unfortunately I didn't have red grapes to hand so used cherries instead. I chopped the celery up into tiny chunks and, as I did not have garlic powder, I finely diced a clove of garlic. It was delicious.

  13. Toni  July 7, 2015

    Is the calorie count for one serving, or the total for 4 servings? Based on the number of pitas, I figure 1 serving is 1/2 pita filled with salad. Thanks!

    • SkinnyMs  July 7, 2015

      There are 240 calories in a single serving. Yes, each serving is about 1/2 cup of salad in 1/2 of a pita.

  14. CrystalFawn  April 16, 2016

    Hi! I find that this recipe is = 2 SmartPoints. How can that be when you say 6? I mean it’s good news but I wonder why the difference. I plugged all the ingredients and amounts into their app and it calculates it at 2 Smart Points 🙂

  15. bbrudolph  May 1, 2016

    The chicken salad is probably where the 2SP’s come from and then the remaining 4SP are for the pita….perhaps??

    • Gale Compton  May 1, 2016

      Yes, the 6 SPs nclude 1/2 pita pocket and one serving of chicken salad. 🙂

  16. Jenny  June 20, 2016

    I tried this with quorn chicken pieces to make a vegetarian option and it was super yummy! Separated it in to four tubs for lunch and just add it to a pitta at lunch time for work. Great recipe! Thanks 🙂

    • Kym Votruba  June 21, 2016

      We’re happy you enjoyed the recipe!

  17. Natakie  October 11, 2016

    Can this be frozen for future use, say a week at the most?

    • Nichole  October 15, 2016

      Hi Natakie,

      I would not recommend freezing the chicken salad. The yogurt won’t freeze well and the salad will end up runny once thawed. You can prepare this a few days ahead, about 4, and refrigerate.

  18. Criss  November 7, 2017

    Do you save the liquid for future recipes?

    • Gale Compton  November 9, 2017

      Criss, You certainly can save the liquid, even freeze it for later. 🙂


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