Chicken Salad with Apples on a black plate

Chicken Salad with Apples (21-Day Fix Inspired)

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As we get closer to summer, I am on the outlook for healthier spins on my favorite meals. At $5.00 a serving, this Chicken Salad is one of my go-to meal is the big salad packed with veggies and hard boiled eggs. But it is fun to mix it up a bit. If I am talking to you, then try this refreshing, healthy Chicken Salad with Apples. It is perfect for lunch, dinner, or on a hot summer day! Easy to make with only a few ingredients that can be served over a bed of greens or served in a pita or croissant. A Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing makes this Creamy Chicken Salad a bit healthier! It is the perfect salad that can be ready in 30-minutes with make-ahead steps!! This healthy and delicious salad is inspired from Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix Food plan! Read on for step by step instructions!

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Chicken Salad with Apples on a black plate with a fork
Chicken Salad with Apples

Make Ahead Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing

The Greek Yogurt salad dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Consider doubling the recipe if making a larger batch of Chicken Salad with Apples or use for other salads!

  • Greek Yogurt: I start with one 5.3 oz container of Plain Greek Yogurt which is bit over ½ cup but no need to throw away the extra Yogurt!
  • Quick Tip: Spray the measuring cup with non-stick spray prior to adding the honey which makes it easy to remove. That is a great tip any time measuring ingredients difficult to remove.
  • Whisk Together Ingredients: Add the Dijon Mustard, Raw Honey, and Rice Vinegar to then whisk together until smooth.
  • Add Olive Oil: Lastly, whisk in the Olive Oil and Salt until fully incorporated into the dressing.
  • Store: Pour into a container and refrigerate. It really is that easy!

Selecting the Fruit

Red grapes add a nice natural sweetness to this Chicken Salad with Apples. Plus a splash of color when presenting the salad.

  • Apple Selection: When it comes to selecting an apple determine if you want to offset the sweetness with a tart apple or continue with the sweet profile.
  • Tart Flavor: For example, Granny Smith Apples adds a nice tart flavor.
  • Crisp Apple: Our preference is a Honeycrisp Apple with its crisp, sweet juicy flavor. It holds up well in a salad once the dressing is added. Look at the beautiful freshness of the red grapes and apples!

Making the Chicken Salad with Apples

  1. Chicken: Starting with Rotisserie Chicken makes life so much easier! Dice or shred the Chicken. Add to a large bowl.
  2. Add the Fruit: Add the red grapes and apples.
  3. Optional Ingredients: Consider other add-in ingredients such as chopped celery, walnuts, pecans, and red onions.
  4. Add Dressing: Pour on the delicious Greek Yogurt dressing to coat all the yummy ingredients.
  5. Tip: Make the salad a day earlier to allow the flavors to blend together.
  6. Serving Options: Serve the Chicken Salad with Apples over a bed of greens topped with crunchy sliced honey roasted almonds and fresh Cilantro or Parsley. Or serve as a sandwich using a Croissant or pita bread.
  7. Recipe Inspiration: The inspiration for this recipe is from 21-Day Fix fitness program through Beachbody. For exact measurements and containers, please refer to their cookbook FIXATE.

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Chicken Salad with Apples on a black plate

Chicken Salad with Apples (21-Day Fix inspired)

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Enjoy a refreshing Chicken Salad with Apples perfect for lunch, dinner, or on a hot summer day! A Greek Yogurt based dressing makes this Creamy Chicken Salad healthier!
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Course: 21 Day Fix, Chicken Salad, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad with Apples, Chicken Salad with Grapes, Creamy Chicken Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Bernice
Cost: $5.00 a serving

Equipment

  • Medium sized bowl
  • Container to store the dressing
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Large bowl with lid

Ingredients

Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt or 5.3 ounce container
  • 3 tbsp Raw Unfiltered Honey Wildflower
  • 3 tbsp Rice Vinegar Natural Mild and Mellow
  • 3 tbsp Dijon Mustard Grey Poupon
  • ¼ cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Dressings
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Salad Ingredients

  • 4 cups Rotisserie Chicken diced or shredded
  • 1 ½ cups Honeycrisp Apples chopped
  • 1 cup Red Grapes cut in half
  • ½ cup Celery sliced

Optional Toppings

  • Honey Roasted Sliced Almonds
  • Cilantro or Parsley

Serve With

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Baby Spinach
  • Pita Bread
  • Croissant

Instructions

Dressing Preparation

  • Add all ingredients except for the Olive Oil and salt in a medium size bowl.
  • Whisk ingredients until smooth.
  • Whisk in the Olive Oil until blended.
  • Add Sea Salt if desired.
  • Pour into a container and place in the refrigerator until needed.

Salad Preparation

  • Dice or shred the Rotisserie Chicken to desired size.
  • In a large bowl add chicken, grapes, apples, and celery. Mix together.
  • Pour dressing over salad mixing to coat all ingredients. Place cover on the bowl.
  • Place in refrigerator for the flavors to blend.
  • When serving add optional toppings of sliced almonds and fresh Cilantro or Parsley.
  • Consider serving over a bed of greens or even in a pita!

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate depending upon serving size and additional ingredients added. Cost per serving does not include optional toppings or other serving ingredients. Cost per serving can vary based upon price of ingredients.
The inspiration for this recipe is from 21-Day Fix fitness program through Beachbody. For exact measurements and containers, please refer to their cookbook FIXATE. 
Consider other add-in ingredients such as chopped celery, walnuts, pecans, and red onions.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad with Apples (21-Day Fix inspired)
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 71IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

28 comments

      1. They make a wonderful combination. You can choose your favorite apples and grapes. A fun way to enjoy a chicken salad.

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