A creamy, low fat dressing, scrumptious spices, tender chicken, and sweet grapes make up the sum of this quick, easy-to-make chicken and grape salad.
I remember the first time I enjoyed a chicken and grape salad. I actually helped make it for the reception of my best friend’s wedding. It was just so yummy! But, because I didn’t make it on my own soon afterwards I mostly forgot about it.
Until I spotted it again in our local grocery store. Yummy chicken and grape salad! This version had toasted almond tossed in it too, which made it even yummier.
So I started regularly making it at home for a quick and easy lunch. Our grocery store sells already shredded chicken and turkey which is super convenient.
Then I started Trim Healthy Mama. And my chicken and grape salad love was set aside for a while since it contained lots of mayonnaise (a fat) and lots of grapes (a carb). That is, until I got around THM-ing it.
Below is the resulting THM-ed version of that traditional, very yummy, and filling chicken and grape salad recipe. It is now once again a go-to for quick, easy, and delicious lunches. I usually whip up the whole recipe and just eat it up by itself!
What Readers Say
So one NEGATIVE thing readers have said concerning this recipe is that it is a copy of a similar recipe found in the Trim Healthy Table cookbook. While it’s true that it’s similar, it was in existence BEFORE Trim Healthy Table was (since 2015 to be exact; my recipe was published on my website Measuring Flower first, then here as of June 27, 2017; Trim Healthy Table wasn’t out until September 12, 2017).
But, here are a couple POSITIVE things people say about my chicken and grape salad:
Another reader made the salad for one of her husband’s coworkers who has diabetes. Here’s what that coworker had to say about it (you can see the original picture of the note HERE):
Chicken and Grape Salad
For the Dressing
- ¼ cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
- 1 wedge Laughing Cow Cheese (any kind except the original swiss)
- ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon mineral salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Salad
- 1 cup shredded white meat chicken or turkey
- 18 seedless grapes, whole or halved
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 tablespoon red onion, diced (optional)
- ½ teaspoon sliced almonds, toasted
- Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl.
- Add all of the salad ingredients and gently stir until coated with the dressing.
It’s high time to thank you for this most delicious recipe! I’m not usually a big fan of chicken salad either. Love it!!
Awesome. You’re welcome!
This is epic! Love it for lunches.
Debbie Rubio says
I’m so looking forward to trying this recipe and was wondering if you eat with on plan bread or green salad?
Both of those work. 🙂
One of my favorite E meals! I’ve never had a chicken and grape salad but this is divine! I wanna get grapes again just to make a double batch to have on hand!
Emily Adams says
This looks so delicious! I definitely need to put this on my meal plan. Thanks for sharing.
Amy N. says
In your directions, you specified a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese and said to just whisk it in – but the wedges don’t really break down. How did you get yours to break down in your dressing?
I just kinda squish it with a fork then mix it up. 🙂
Looking forward to making this! Is there a reason why you say not to use original Swiss LCC?
Just for Trim Healthy Mama. It is too high in fat in an E setting. 🙂
That’s what I thought 😜 I’m pregnant so I’ll enjoy this as a delicious XO! Thanks for the reply.
Just tried this for lunch and it was so good! Thank you for sharing this. I’m having a tough time finding e recipes that I actually want to eat. Didn’t even miss the mayo
Just whipped up a double batch for lunches at work this week. I have tasted the dressing but can’t take a bite since I recently had a S meal- it’s killing me not to dive in now! Thank you for this E recipe.
I was searching for new Trim Healthy Mama (THM) friendly “E” meals when I ran across this culinary masterpiece! The seasonings are perfectly balanced. It uses ingredients that are staples in my house & it’s a fantastic, quick lunch to make for my husband when we don’t have any dinner leftovers for him to take. My two year old gobbles it up & it’s my all time favorite chicken salad recipe. I served it to friends who came for a visit recently. They commented on how tasty it was. I have also used the dressing from this recipe for tuna salad. Additionally, I’ve mixed it with hard boiled eggs, leaving out the grapes, to accommodate a guest who eats a vegetarian diet. Thanks for the “E” meal assist for a THM who struggles with creating “E” meals!
Looks wonderful. I do not have grapes, but will sub 1/2 an apple diced up. 😊
Perfect wonderful! I LOVE chicken and grape salad so it’s SO wonderful to have THM version.