Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won’t even taste healthy! PROMISE!

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich - From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won't even taste healthy! PROMISE!

This is one of my favorite (and easiest – DUH!) ways to whip up a light, healthy lunch when I’m in a rush.

All you need is some leftover rotisserie chicken from the night before, Greek yogurt, some grapes and apples, and you’re golden.

Yes, Greek yogurt. I promise you.

You won’t miss the mayo. At all.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich - From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won't even taste healthy! PROMISE!

Trust me on this one. You’ll thank me tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. And pretty much for the rest of your life.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich

From the plump grapes to the sweet cranberries, this lightened up sandwich won’t even taste healthy! PROMISE!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups leftover rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bread
  • 4 leaves Boston bibb lettuce

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, red onion, apple, grapes, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Serve sandwiches on bread with chicken mixture and lettuce.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 90.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g 16%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 96.4mg 32%
Sodium 997.0mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 81.4g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Sugars 15.2g
Protein 51.5g 103%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4 (filling only)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 212.0 Calories from Fat 54.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.1g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 96.4mg 32%
Sodium 97.0mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 14.2g
Protein 41.5g 83%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Jason was onto something when he skipped the bread. In this recipe, 60% of the calories, 75% of the carbs, and 85% of the sodium is found in the ciabatta roll! But, of course, it’s not a sandwich without the bread.

One way to have your bread, and eat it too, is to make this into an open- faced sandwich. Pile the filling onto one half of the ciabatta roll, and save the other half for tomorrow’s lunch. This improves the overall healthfulness of the recipe without sacrificing that tasty sandwich experience.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.