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Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad made with Greek yogurt, cranberries, grapes, red onion, lemon zest, and honey. This healthy chicken salad makes an easy lunch recipe!
Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad
Everyone needs a good healthy chicken salad in their recipe box, and this one rivals at the top of the lists of my favorites. Because come on, the sweet and savory flavor combo of this recipe is what dreams are made of!
This salad is dressed with a zesty lemon Greek yogurt based dressing, with health in mind and to pack a bigger protein punch. I used whole milk Greek yogurt in this recipe because I still wanted all the yummy flavor and fullness factor that dairy fat has to offer.
Chobani Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt, is made with 4% milkfat and contains live and active cultures that are good for the gut. It’s a wholesome choice that will make you feel good from the inside out.
Chobani Greek Yogurt Nutrition
Chobani Wholle Milk Plain Greek yogurt is packed with good for you ingredients that are the perfect boost to chicken salad recipes! Just 1 cup of this whole milk yogurt contains…
11 grams fat
9 grams carbohydrates
5 grams sugar
22 grams protein
So let’s give thanks to the Greek yogurt for giving this healthy lunch recipe a whopping 26 grams of protein per serving! Wowza!
How to keep avocado from turning brown?
Greek yogurt + lemon juice!
While I love eating this salad fresh because the bacon is crispier, you can absolutely use this recipe for meal prep. Another perk of the Greek yogurt is that, combined with the lemon juice, it helps keep the avocado fresh!
Because what’s worse than making something yummy only to have the avocado turn brown in no time??
How to make Greek yogurt chicken salad?
You might notice a common theme among most chicken salad recipes. More often than not, they require minimal ingredients and just one mixing bowl! Healthy chicken salad recipes are the bomb and this one is no different. Check out how easy it is to make this recipe…
Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl
Whisk last 5 wet ingredients in small bowl until well combined
Pour wet ingredients into chicken salad mixture, tossing to coat
Serve on vehicle of choice
TIP: for the bacon in this recipe, I suggest using crispy bacon 🙂 for an easy and cleaner way to cook bacon, check out this post on How to Cook Bacon in the Oven!
Ways to serve this healthy lunch recipe?
Over greens. For a lower carb option, serve this recipe up over a pile of your favorite greens – spinach, romaine, iceberg, or a spring mix!
Between slices of bread. I love the taste of this chicken salad between two slices of whole grain bread. I suggest toasting the bread for a little extra crunch 🙂
As a wrap. A great and convenient way to enjoy this recipe two times in one day! Eat half for lunch and half for dinner, doesn’t get much better than that friends!
By the spoonful. Confession. If I’m in a super duper hurry, sometimes I’ll grab a spoon and enjoy this stuff by the spoonful. No judgement here, right? Gotta do what ya gotta do, mama! Time is precious these days 🙂
What’s your fave chicken salad recipe on L&Z?? I’d love to know of the ones you’ve tried so leave me a comment and let’s chat!
More Easy Lunch Recipes
Bacon Avocado Chicken Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, Greek yogurt. This healthy chicken salad makes an easy lunch recipe!
- 4 slices cooked center cut bacon, chopped
- 1 pound grilled chicken breast, cubed (about 2 cups)
- ½ avocado, diced
- 1 cup grapes, halved
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ½ red onion, diced
- ¼ cup Chobani Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- In a large bowl, combine bacon, chicken, avocado, grapes, cranberries, and red onion.
- In small bowl, whisk together yogurt, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest and pepper until mixed.
- Pour dressing over chicken salad mixture and toss to coat.
- Serve with crackers or on toasted sprouted grain bread with bib lettuce.
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Sandwich
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
- Calories: 238
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 236mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 26g
- Cholesterol: 72mg
Keywords: bacon avocado, avocado chicken salad, easy lunch recipes
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Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, registered dietitian and millennial mom of two active and hungry boys. Here on Love & Zest, you’ll find (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real life stories of modern motherhood. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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