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Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad, an easy gluten-free lunch that is high in protein but under 300 calories! It has celery, apples, walnuts and poached chicken breast in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. #healthy #glutenfree #lunch #highprotein #chicken #chickensalad #apples #celery #walnuts #cleaneating #GreekYogurt #healthyseasonal

Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad, an easy gluten-free lunch that is high protein but under 300 calories! It has celery, apples, walnuts and poached chicken breast in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing.


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Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus a generous pinch for poaching liquid
  • ½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dry tarragon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 large apple, finely diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery with leaves
  • 1 cup toasted walnut pieces, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onion or shallot

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the chicken is no-longer pink in the center, 12 to 16 minutes (depending on thickness.) Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized cubes and let cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, tarragon, white pepper, granulated garlic (or garlic powder) and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in apple, celery, walnut and onion (or shallot.)
  3. When the chicken is cool, stir into the yogurt mixture.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 268
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 298 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 21 g

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