Maple Dijon Chicken Salad

Maple Dijon Chicken Salad

Psst…come closer, I have a secret to tell you.  This creamy Maple Dijon Chicken Salad has a secret ingredient in it.  Want to guess what it is?

If you guess Greek yogurt you’re right!  

No, you don’t win a million dollars or a cute little gadget for guessing the right answer but you do get a crazy delicious recipe for a tasty little salad that is perfect on bread or top on a bed of lettuce.

If you like chicken salad, like my Curry Chicken Salad you will love the spin on this which includes apples, cranberries and walnuts tossed in a maple and dijon yogurt dressing.  

If you are hesitant about using yogurt in place of mayonnaise, trust me it works.  The Greek yogurt gives a little tang that is a perfect compliment to this salad and still has a creamy consistency.

The best part you slash the fat found in mayonnaise for a healthier alternative so you can save the calories for a cookie.  

Maple Dijon Chicken Salad

See how easy it is to make in this how to video! 


Maple-Dijon Chicken Salad


  • 6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 12 oz. cooked chicken cut into bite size cubes
  • 1/3 cup apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Salt and pepper to tastes


  1. In a large bowl stir together yogurt, maple syrup and dijon mustard until creamy. Add in chicken, apple, cranberries and walnuts and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve on bread, croissants or on a bed of lettuce.


Use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. If cooking chicken simply add chicken breasts on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 35-40 minutes until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Cool completely and cut into pieces

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  1. I LOVE making chicken salad using whatever I can find in the fridge. Looking forward to trying your version this week – I have all of the ingredients on hand already! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. I love using Greek yogurt in chicken salad! Nobody ever believes me when I tell them that there isn’t any mayonnaise in it. Your version with maple syrup looks delicious; I just might have to try it sometime!

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