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.
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.
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
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!
I have been using Greek yogurt for everything, including chicken and tuna salad and we love it! Love the maple in this one Jennifer!
It’s lunchtime on the east coast…do you have an extra one of these for my lunch? I love how you used Greek yogurt, a no guilt, healthy chicken salad with wonderful ingredients! Lovely!
Greek yogurt is a miracle ingredient!! Loving this chicken salad – the maple and dijon are fab!
P.S. How cute are you in your video?! Love it!
You are so sweet Laura, thank you!
I too love Greek yogurt in my chicken salad- I do half light mayo, half Greek yogurt. I want this for lunch!
What a beautiful looking sandwich!
I love fruits and dried fruits in my chicken salad so this is right up my alley!
Greek yogurt is always my secret too! 🙂
Love the little video!
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!
I love to have chicken salad sandwich for lunch. Yours looks delicious! Saw your photo on FoodGawker.
Save the calories for a cookie? What a great idea!