A healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes great for easy dinner as well as meal prep for the week. This salad will easily last 4 days in the fridge.
How to Make Healthy Easy Chicken Salad with Grapes
Most chicken salads out there call for enormous amounts of mayonnaise. While I do believe homemade mayo isn’t that bad for us, it’s all about amounts.
I love adding a little homemade mayo to my dressings, too much though and any food will lie heavy in my stomach.
I tried to find the right mix here. The deliciousness of mayo but the lightness of a fresh summer salad dressing.
Make a mix of mayo, mustard and greek yogurt and you get the best of all worlds. Creamy, light and incredibly flavorful.
Chicken Salad Recipe with Grapes
When I first heard about a Chicken Salad Recipe with Grapes I was intrigued. I was asked by a reader if I had a recipe for it on my blog.
Looking into it found out it was actually “a thing” and went into the kitchen to experiment with a recipe I couldn’t really wrap my head around.
There was no hit and miss this time as often with many recipes, though. I got it right the first time.
Absolutely and totally in love with Chicken Salad with Grapes AND the lightened up dressing, too which can easily be poured over other salads like Avocado Tuna Salad for example.
Who knew the combo of chicken salad and grapes could be so incredibly yummy?
Chicken Salad with Grapes for Meal Prep
What I love most about this recipe is probably how well it can be turned into a meal prep salad.
You simply need tall jars so you can layer the ingredients so the arugula doesn’t wilt.
Add the dressing at the bottom, then chicken, grapes, celery and add the arugula at the top and close.
Before eating just turn the jar upside down so the dressing can drizzle over all the ingredients. Shake it a bit and it’s ready to eat.
Storing it like this makes it stay crunchy and yummy all prepped in the fridge for up to 4 days!!
Chicken Salad with Grapes
- 300 g chicken breast
- 3 oz arugula
- 1 cup seedless grapes
- 3-4 stalkes celery
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
- sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Place chicken breast on a baking sheet, drizzle with avocado oil and season with sea salt and pepper on both sides. Bake for 15-20 minutes until done (internal temperature 165F).
- In the meantime, wash and slice celery and add to a large mixing bowl, add washed and spin dried arugula, seedless grapes and cubed chicken breast.
- For the dressing, add mustard, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, sea salt, pepper, and parsley to a small bowl and whisk until well combined. Add water as needed to achieve a dressing like consistency.
- Pour dressing over salad, toss well and serve, OR add dressing to a jar, then add cubed chicken, then celery, grapes and lastly arugula. Seal and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Is there a substitution for the yogurt?
Lorena Grater says
You can also simply dress with olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper and it will be super delicious as well :)
There is something seriously wrong with this recipe. The ratio of arugula to the other ingredients is WAY off. I changed the recipe to about 2 1/2 ounces of arugula and it was perfect. 12 ounces of arugula makes enough salad for about 10 people. I sliced up 3 stalks of celery and decided the ratio of celery for 2 servings was also too much, so used only about 1/2 cup or so.
The dressing is delicious and a perfect amount for the 2 1/2 ounces of arugula. Since I cook using pounds and ounces, I simplified this to 1/2 pound of chicken for 2 people — basically the same as this recipe.
I added what we thought was a delicious addition — a handful of toasted, slivered almonds. Yummy! My husband, who always says he doesn’t like arugula, really liked this recipe with the changes I made. The sweet grapes go so well with the slightly bitter arugula.
Hi Evelyn, I’m so sorry, the 12 oz were definitely a mistake. I have to pay closer attention to the measurements. I think in grams so I constantly ask google for conversions and clearly I must have looked up the conversion for the chicken and entered the information wrong judging from the fact that I didn’t convert the chicken grams to oz. I’m so incredibly sorry. I’m glad you were still able to make it all right. I just corrected my mistake in the recipe card.
How much is 300g of chicken breast? I am use pounds.