10 Lighter Ways to Love Chicken Salad

By Lauren Amundrud on September 21, 2016

Chicken salad is an easy and delicious lunchtime staple. Most recipes are loaded with heavy ingredients, but not these! Enjoy 10 healthier spins on a sandwich favorite—not a drop of mayo in sight.


Avocado Chicken Salad

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Chopped apple gives this avocado-based chicken salad a crisp crunch.

Simply Recipes


Pesto Chicken Salad

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Who knew leftovers could taste so good? Reinvent leftover chicken to make the most delicious lunch!

Damn Delicious


Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro

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A lighter chicken salad packed with lime and cilantro.

Kalyn's Kitchen


Fiesta Chicken Salad

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A fiesta, indeed! You'll want to eat this colorful chicken salad all week long.

Bowl of Delicious


Easy Greek Tzatziki Chicken Salad

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Tangy, garlicky Tzatziki makes the perfect mayo substitute in this Greek-inspired salad.

Host the Toast


Buffalo Chicken Salad

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Are you a fan of a little heat? This buffalo chicken salad couldn't be easier!

Fit Foodie Finds


Skinny Southwest Chicken Appetizer

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Serve this creamy Southwestern mix as a dip, or spread it onto a wrap for a perfectly portable lunch.

Yellow Bliss Road


Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

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You'll never guess what gives this Indian-inspired chicken salad its creamy base!

Bowl of Delicious


Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

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This Asian-inspired chicken salad is sweetened with peanut butter and packed with veggies.

Fit Foodie Finds


Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

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Basil, artichokes, pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes? Yes please!

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