Earlier this week, I took a cue from Ellie Krieger and created a lightened up chicken dish using her mostly-yogurt, some-mayo trick, making a Healthy Dill Chicken Salad Recipe.
My mom used to make chicken salad all the time when my sister and I were growing up.
So, I guess you can call chicken salad a “family fave.”
I love the creaminess of the chicken salad, but I’m not necessarily a fan of lots of goopey mayo. I like how a touch of Greek yogurt can work with the mayo to make a creamy flavor that isn’t too heavy.
Healthy Dill Chicken Salad Recipe
I don’t think my mom ever made chicken salad with the flavor I chose to use this week, but dill was what I had on hand.
I used dried dill in this Healthy Dill Chicken Salad Recipe, though I do think fresh would be much better. I only used dried out of convenience because it was in my pantry, and I didn’t feel like running to the store just for some dill.
Anywho, this recipe is super easy, so I hope you like it!
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (I like to use rotisserie for the texture, especially with leftovers after having it for a quick meal)
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, like Oikos (don't sub plain regular yogurt because it won't be thick enough unless you know how to strain it)
- 1 celery stalk, cleaned and chopped small
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise (light, plain, canola-oil based...any type will do)
- 1-2 tsp dried dill (depending on how strong you want the dill flavor - use fresh if you have it available, though you may need more if you use fresh)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, mayonnaise, dill, salt and pepper until evenly combined.
- Add chicken and celery, and stir till sauce is well-distributed.
- Serve on good, whole grain bread or on top of a bed of greens.
What are your favorite ingredients to add to chicken salad? 2