Get Your Free Week Trial Today! | 317-407-4512

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

2018 is in full flow, which means so are those pesky New Year’s Resolutions everyone ends up dropping by February. Not you, though. Nope, you have read our blog post about how to achieve New Year’s Resolutions¬†and have a great plan for nailing your health and fitness goals this year. However, we all know this is much easier to say on Sunday when you’re meal prepping and have time to plan, than it is on Thursday night after a 12 hour day full of work, kids, and other stresses has you thinking that pizza looks really delicious right about now. Hey, I get it. Sometimes chicken and sweet potatoes gets boring. But don’t let boring throw off your plan. Instead, mix it up with this Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad recipe which is full of protein and good fats.

The yogurt provides the creaminess you’re looking for with the added hit of protein and far less fat than the traditional main ingredient, mayo. Combined with avocado, fruit, red onion, and some spices, this Greek yogurt chicken salad is sure to replace your grandma’s version for years to come.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Rotisserie Chicken Meat, shredded
  • 1 Cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Ripe Avocado, diced
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 Cup Green Apple, diced
  • 1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds (you can also use whole and chop them)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • Chopped, Fresh Parsley (optional)

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, Greek Yogurt, and avocado until well incorporated. You want the avocado to smash, but to still have some chunks remaining.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir to combine thoroughly, and taste for seasoning.
  3. Divide into four portions and serve with whole grain bread for a post-workout meal, or simply eat by itself for a filling snack in the middle of the day. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Other Posts You Might Like

Fitness Strategies for Travel

What if I told you not to stress about working out while you travel? You probably feel somewhat like I did just writing the sentence – a bit of a weight being lifted and the relaxation opportunity being lifted. This isn’t because working out isn’t part of my life that I love – believe me, … more »

The Best Workout for You

Everything you interact with on a daily basis is personalized for you. Your Starbucks coffee has your name on the cup, made to your specifications, and paid for from your app with your rewards. You work with a personal nutrition coach for your individual diet plan, and you are given individualized recommendations by Netflix for … more »

Three Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Mental health is long-overdue for a moment in the spotlight. When most people talk fitness, they are focusing on moving more and eating better. Very rarely is mental health factored into that equation, and when it is, it typically is mentioned as a quick aside rather than the main focus. What if the reason we’re … more »

How to create a workout plan you’ll actually enjoy

The New Year’s rush of resolution motivation is officially gone. It’s cold. Your bed is a lot more comfortable than the gym. You just want to hit snooze for just this one morning. But one morning is never just one morning. You hit snooze today and the next thing you know, you’re hitting snooze for … more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Fitness Lover in Your Life

On one hand, Valentine’s Day is kind of stupid. It’s a Hallmark holiday to increase sales of flowers, chocolates, and jewelry. On the other hand, it is a fun excuse to celebrate those you love – whether that’s a significant other or you and your best girl friends celebrating Galentine’s Day. All in all, any … more »

Super Bowl Food…Uh Oh

The fact that the Super Bowl is not a national holiday is somewhat of a travesty. I mean, really, we are all going to stay up too late surrounded by tempting food while hanging out with our friends and family. It sounds like a holiday party to me. Anyway, while we all still have work … more »

Ready to transform your life? View Our Memberships