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healthy greek yogurt chicken salad in lettuce wraps on a platter

Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Incredible, healthy greek yogurt chicken salad recipe made with delicious Moroccan flavors like cinnamon, cumin and turmeric. This easy, lightened up version of traditional chicken salad comes together in just 15 minutes for a protein-packed lunch! Serve with buns, lettuce wraps, or enjoy it on its own.
Course chicken, Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch
Keyword healthy greek yogurt chicken salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 255 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) diced cooked chicken breast (feel free to use rotisserie or shredded chicken)
  • ½ cup whole milk greek yogurt (or 2% or nonfat)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (optional, but I love the addition of it!)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Optional if you like it a little spicy: 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • Add-ins:
  • ½ cup dried cherries (or sub cranberries)
  • cup diced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • cup chopped toasted pecans (or sub toasted sliced almonds)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add yogurt, tahini, dijon mustard, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. 
  2. Fold in the diced chicken breast, tart cherries, green onion, parsley, cilantro and chopped pecans. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve as is, or in lettuce cups or on a sandwich or bun! Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

How to toast almonds or pecans: add nuts to a saucepan and place over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 2-5 minutes until they are are slightly golden brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

If you want to use mayo instead of greek yogurt, feel free to! I prefer an avocado oil or olive oil based mayo.

How to store this chicken salad: This healthy greek yogurt chicken salad should last 3-5 days in the fridge. After you make it, just be sure to cover it and place in an airtight container. Once ready to serve, simply place in lettuce cups, on a bun or in a sandwich!

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 4))
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 110
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.2g19%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Carbohydrates 17.2g6%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 10.3g11%
Protein 21.8g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.