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Crunchy Chicken Salad: Healthy, Quick Recipes

Published on Sep. 27, 2021

Not sure what to do with that leftover chicken? Transform it into a tasty chicken salad you can pack up for lunch! This protein-rich recipe incorporates crunchy apples and sweet grapes for a satisfying lunch that will curb your cravings and give your body the midday nourishment it needs. Scoop over a bowl of chopped salad greens or your favorite whole grain crackers to round out your meal.


  • 2 cups chunked cooked chicken
  • ½ cup celery
  • ¼ cup green pepper
  • ¼ onion
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 small diced apple (leave the peel on)
  • ½ cup grapes
  • ¼ cup yogurt, plain


  • Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 2 cups of chicken pieces.
  • Chop the celery and green pepper. Peel and chop ¼ of an onion. Peel and chop half of a cucumber.
  • Chop the apple into pieces. It’s OK to leave the peel on the apple. Cut the grapes in half.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together.
  • Serve on lettuce, crackers, or bread.

Makes 5 servings

Each serving is about ¾ cup each and provides:

  • 140 calories
  • 4.5 g fat
  • 65 mg sodium
  • 9 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g fiber
  • 17 g protein

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