Whenever I am trying to eat healthier, I always have the hardest time finding something to eat for lunch. This chicken salad was so easy to make and was completely guilt-free!
Chicken Salad Sandwich Mix-Ins:
We’ve included our favorite simple Chicken Salad Sandwich mix-ins in this version of the recipe, but you can definitely make it your own!
Here are a few additional ingredients we’ve experimented with over the last few years!
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup red grapes, halved
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Chopped red onions
- Diced apples
- Chopped cashews
- Diced jalapeños
- Lime zest
Chicken Salad Substitutes:
Don’t like chicken? Don’t worry! Here are some substitutes for chicken in this recipe. Amounts can be adjusted based off of serving size for your family.
- Hard boiled eggs chopped
- 2 cans of tuna, drained
- Leftover turkey from another meal, this works perfect after Thanksgiving!
Keeping your Chicken Salad “skinny”:
So what makes this lunch healthier than a regular lunch? A lot of things! Here are a few things we did to keep this meal light.
Using lean, shredded chicken can add a lot of protein to your sandwich! We like to throw a few chicken breasts in our slow cooker, or use a rotisserie chicken to save time.
To shred my chicken, I love using my KitchenAid Mixer! You can see which one I use HERE.
Choosing the right kind of bread can make or break the calories in this sandwich! We’d recommend sticking with breads that list “Whole Wheat Flour” as the first ingredient.
Wheat bread works great! But we also love these Sandwich Thins. With only 140 calories per bun, they are a great option for your sandwiches!
Greek yogurt is a low calorie, high protein substitute for the traditional mayonnaise in Chicken Salad. Don’t be nervous about using yogurt, it gives it a delicious and tangy flavor.
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Healthy Sides for Skinny Chicken Salad Sandwiches:
Looking for a side to go with your Chicken Salad Sandwiches? Here are a few of our favorites!
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In this video we’re showing you how to make our Easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches!