Healthy Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad - Slender Kitchen

Healthy Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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This Healthy Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad will quickly become your favorite lunch time meal and with about 200 calories per serving, it's so much better for you than traditional mayo heavy chicken salad.

So I have a friend who is completely obsessed with this cranberry almond chicken salad that she buys in Costco religiously. She eats it almost daily for lunch and she has served it at every party she has ever had. The only problem is that her chicken salad habit is actually pretty expensive and since she is trying to make more food at home, we set out one weekend to recreate her favorite chicken salad. After a few attempts, we came up with a version we actually like more than the version she usually bought. With cooked chicken breast, dried cranberries, celery, sliced almonds, and a simple yogurt based dressing - it's really delicious. She likes it with a bit of honey to sweeten it up (although I prefer it without) and she sometimes switches out the cranberries for sliced red grapes. Yum.

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  • 1 lb. cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. low fat sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. honey (leave out for low carb)
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 113mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Protein 26g


  1. Mix together the yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, vinegar, poppy seeds, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, celery, cranberries, almonds, and green onions.
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  • Tammy Dolce's picture

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    This was soooo good! I made it using a rotisserie chicken (so easy!). The only thing I changed, was to use a little less honey (and the recipe actually said it could be omitted). The dried cranberries actually gave it enough sweetness, so next time, I will probably leave out the honey entirely. The Greek yogurt gave it a nice, tart "zing" and the poppy seeds were also a nice addition. Both my husband and I ate this throughout the week for lunches ~ either on a salad, crackers or in a sandwich. Yummy...a keeper for sure!
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