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Classic Chicken Salad

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This lightened Classic chicken salad made from scratch uses far less mayonnaise that most recipes call for. It comes out tender and delicious, perfect on a bagel, served over lettuce or in a wrap.

This lightened Classic chicken salad made from scratch uses far less mayonnaise that most recipes call for. It comes out tender and delicious, perfect on a bagel, served over lettuce or in a wrap.
Lighter Chicken Salad

I have so many chicken salad recipes here on Skinnytaste because it’s on of my favorite things to make ahead for lunch, from Cilantro Chicken Salad, Chicken Waldorf Salad, and Chicken Salad with Dill, to name a few.

I always make my chicken salad from scratch by cooking the chicken breast in chicken broth and I usually add some onion, parsley and celery to the broth to give the chicken a lot of flavor. Using light mayonnaise and some of the broth keeps the chicken salad moist without having to add too much mayo.

Lighter Chicken Salad

5 from 4 votes
1
Cals:169.5
Protein:25.5
Carbs:4
Fat:5.5
This lightened Classic chicken salad made from scratch uses far less mayonnaise that most recipes call for. It comes out tender and delicious, perfect on a bagel, served over lettuce or in a wrap.
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
This lightened Classic chicken salad made from scratch uses far less mayonnaise that most recipes call for. It comes out tender and delicious, perfect on a bagel, served over lettuce or in a wrap.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Yield: 3 servings
Serving Size: 1 /3

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces (1 lb boneless) skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Hellmann's Lite Mayonnaise regular for Keto

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, place chicken, half the celery, half the onion, parsley and cover with water.
  • Add bullion and cook on medium flame, covered for about 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Once cooked, remove chicken and let cool. Reserve chicken broth.
  • Cut chicken into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add onions, celery and mayonnaise, 1/8 cup reserved chicken broth and mix well. If looks dry add 1/8 cup more.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce, in a lettuce wrap or on your favorite bread.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /3, Calories: 169.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 25.5 g, Fat: 5.5 g, Sodium: 664.5 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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46 comments on “Classic Chicken Salad”

  1. Great recipe!
    I can’t believe the repeated question of how much chicken for this recipe. You clearly stated one pound.
    You offer free recipes and do the calculations for dieters along with weekly plans and a grocery list. No one else offers that much convenience that I know of.
    I have used your recipes for a long time and I always have great results.
    You have the patience of a saint !!!
    A very grateful follower.

  2. Delicious! And super easy. Always appreciate your recipes. I didn’t have celery but I did have grapes so I swapped for those. Still great.