Light and healthy, Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad has plump red grapes, crisp celery and onion and toasty pecans, dressed in a light poppyseed Greek yogurt dressing. Serves 7 (3/4 cup) servings.

Greek yogurt chicken salad in boston lettuce on a pink plate.

I make this Greek yogurt chicken salad all.the.time.

It’s my go to lunch. My I-could-eat- this-every-day-of-my life lunch. On Sunday, I’ll slow cook a whole chicken just so I can shred the breast meat for this healthy chicken salad. Which will then last me all week long. And if it looks familiar, that’s because this is a lighter and healthier version of one of my first recipes on this blog way back in 2010. This time I swapped in some of the mayo for plain Greek yogurt, reduced the honey and it’s still just as incredibly delicious.

Greek yogurt chicken salad ingredients.

To Make This Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad You Will Need:

  • plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • mayonnaise
  • cider vinegar
  • honey – forgot to sneak it in this shot
  • poppyseeds
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • shredded cooked chicken
  • red grapes
  • celery
  • red onion
  • pecans – toasted

Pouring honey into bowl of remaining salad dressing ingredients.

First things first, make the dressing. In a medium mixing bowl, measure and add 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1-1/2 tablespoons honey,  1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon poppyseeds, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

stirring salad dressing with black spatula.

Stir well until all ingredients are incorporated.

salad dressing fully combined.

Once combined, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Mixing bowl with cooked chicken, grapes, celery, onion and chopped toasted pecans.

In a large bowl add; 4 cups leftover chopped cooked chicken 1 cup halved grapes, 2 short celery stalks – finely chopped (about 1/2 cup), 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans and 1/4 cup finely diced red onion.

pouring dressing into bowl with salad ingredients.

Lastly, pour in all of the dressing.

Salad mixed with dressing in clear bowl.

Toss well until combined and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pink plate with Greek yogurt chicken salad filled lettuce wraps.

I like mine either on a bed of spring greens or tucked into boston lettuce as a wrap.

Light and healthy and makes for the perfect summertime lunch!

close up of Greek yogurt chicken salad in boston lettuce.

Enjoy! And if you give this Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

healthy Greek yogurt chicken salad with grapes and pecans.

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Yield: 7 servings

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

Light and healthy, Greek yogurt Chicken Salad has plump red grapes, crisp celery and onion and toasty pecans, dressed in a light poppyseed Greek yogurt dressing. Serves 7 - 3/4 cup servings.



  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper


  • 4 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2 short celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 cup red grape, halved
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup pecans , toasted and chopped



  • In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, mayo, honey, vinegar, poppyseed and a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.


  • In a large mixing bowl add; the chicken, celery, grapes, red onions, chopped pecans and dressing.
  • Stir until combined. Taste and adjust salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to serve.


To toast the pecans, add whole pecans to a dry pan and heat over medium to medium-low tossing occasionally until fragrant and toasty, then finely chop.
Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 79mg, Potassium: 158mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 67IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1mg