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Quick & Easy 'In-A-Pinch' Chicken Salad

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

This is one of our quick go-to week night dinners! It's literally SO easy and completely macro friendly too. It's made with canned chicken, which may not be ideal for some, but let's face it- some weeks the picture perfect meal prep may not get done. So this is something we whip up often. Protein packed and enjoyed by all four of us. Sounds like a win to me!

First, you'll need to have a few staples on hand. Two cans of chicken (the large ones), grapes- any color you like, pickles (dill or sweet), plain Greek yogurt and dried dill, and chopped pecans are always optional.

EASY AS 1-2-3

  1. Do the chopping- chop your grapes in halves or quarters depending on how large you like them and dice your desired amount of pickles... We love pickles! My handheld chopper is my favorite pickle dicing tool. It's also great for diced apples, onion, etc...

  2. Drain your chicken and place into a medium sized bowl- along with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (depending on how creamy you like your chicken salad), and the rest of the ingredients- except dried dill.

  3. Add a sprinkle of dried dill and mix one more time- place in the fridge to chill. (Adding this step to the end, sounds silly to my husband, but I like to add it in at the end- I feel like it gets more evenly distributed that way (no clumps!) There you have it! Five minutes- and there's dinner, or a snack, or tomorrow's lunch, you get the picture.


You can also mix and match with your Greek yogurt. Sometimes I do a tablespoon of mayo with it or even sub some sour cream. The Greek yogurt just gives you a little extra protein and allows you to have a lower fat meal if you're tracking your macro nutrients.

We like to eat this with roasted veggies on the side or a large sweet potato. My son loves it on toast and the rest of eat a giant pile with some gluten free crackers. Or even mounded on a rice cake! YOU do YOU and enjoy ;)

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