Tasty Tuesday: My first Chicken Salad

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone's week is off to a great start. I don't know about you, but I just realized the date - we are half-way through summer folks... slow down, please. Time just keeps on flying by, faster than I can count the days! We have had a really great, and busy summer - but I have been cherishing the few days that we actually get to cook at home and eat together at the dinner table. Sometimes, it's just the simple things.

This week, I actually sat down on Sunday and made a grocery list... and I even planned out a few yummy lunches, instead of just leftovers or sammies. I wanted to be creative! {and also look forward to lunch and not rush by it - like we usually do} One of the things on my forever long to-do list was to finally make some homemade chicken salad. Sunday the hubs made a Beer Can Chicken, so we could use the extra meat for chicken salad. It turned out really yummy!

Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, & Almonds

3 cups chicken cooked and shredded {we used left over beer can chicken}
2 small gala apples, cut into cubes
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 stalks celery
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1/3 cups lite mayo
25 red seedless grapes, halved
1 tablespoon onion powder
salt & pepper to taste

First, toss shredded chicken, apples, almonds, celery and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Add onion powder and salt & pepper.

Next, whisk vanilla yogurt and mayo together in a small bowl; pour over chicken mixture and stir to coat. I added in batches to be sure it wasn't too much.

Gently fold the grapes into the salad and serve!

This batch made a TON of chicken salad, but it's so good I bet it'll be gone in just a few days!

Hope you enjoy as much as we did!

xo, trace


  1. Looks delish! And I bet it's even better than Kroger's version:) Can't wait to try!

  2. sounds so good!! new follower :)