Skinny & Sweet Chicken Salad

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Happy Sunday Everyone! Hope you’re in the mood for one of my favorite quick and healthy meals!! :) Sweet and Crunchy Chicken Salad. I eat this for lunch multiple times a week. I actually used to buy it already made from one of my favorite deli’s in LA, but it started getting expensive when I was craving it everyday. I realized I could make it on my own for super cheap and it tastes just as good (if not better!) Of course homemade is always best for you!

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What you will need:

2 C chicken (3 boneless breasts)
2-3 stalks celery
1 small bunch red grapes (or apple or both)
1/2 red onion
sliced almonds
1 lemon or lemon juice
pineapple nectar or juice
agave nectar
salt
cracked pepper

First we’ll get all our ingredients ready. Cut chicken into bite sized cubes. (I used 3 grilled chicken breasts but you could use any type of chicken you wish. If you don’t have time to grill yourself, get some at the market that is already cooked.) Chop onion and celery. Rinse, dry and quarter grapes.

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Next the dressing. Pour about 3 T olive oil into a small bowl. Add a few T of pineapple nectar. (I have juice pictured here since my market was out of nectar but I prefer nectar since it is thicker, you could even try crushed pineapples. Squeeze in some lemon juice. Add a drizzle of agave nectar if you want it a little sweeter. I always recommend tasting your dressing as you add ingredients. It’s all about having it taste the way you like it.

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Put everything into a large bowl, mix, add dressing and salt and pepper to taste. As always with my recipes…so easy! You could use an apple instead of grapes and any type nuts you like so experiment! If you’d like it creamy add a tablespoon or so of greek yogurt. I placed this on a few leaves of red lettuce with some of my favorite crackers and it was a perfect light lunch. This makes about 3 servings so figure one chicken breast per person. Hope you enjoy!

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Skinny & Sweet Chicken Salad

30 Comments

  1. carol says:

    going to try it tomorrow ! thank you ♥

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  2. Saša says:

    Looks deliciout! Have to try it sometime!

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  3. Megan says:

    My mom just made this chicken salad the other night!! I can’t eat chicken salad any other way, so delicious!!

  4. Kayla says:

    I love this, I want to give this a try :)

  5. Mattie says:

    This looks so yummy! Will try it this week.

  6. Oh my goodness this looks so good! I don’t eat mayo, so I love this mayo-less recipe! Thanks!

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  7. Radka says:

    Yummy I will try it :) Thanks for sharing your tips!

    Love,
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  8. Anouka says:

    This looks so healthy and delicious!

    LUXESSED

  9. Andrea says:

    This looks super delicious! I’ll definitely try this.
    xo Andrea
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  10. Paola says:

    I love so much the chicken salad, I put the nuts instead of the almonds

  11. Elisa Taviti says:

    This looks so gnummy!! :P

    xxx Elisa My Fantabulous World

  12. VELVETPAPER says:

    Love healthy food :) Looks delish

  13. Great idea, thanks heaps!

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  14. Danielle says:

    Wow – this looks amazing! What a great bunch of flavors. I may have to make it for lunch this week… ;-)

    Best,
    Danielle
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  15. Ashley says:

    This sounds delicious! I always buy the one from Whole Foods, but am definitely going to give this one a shot!

  16. That looks so delicious! And healthy.
    I definitely going to give it a try! Where do you find all these receipts?

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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  18. This salad looks very tasty! I would test it, completed for summer.

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  19. Michelle Lee says:

    as always I love this recipe!

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