Chicken salad is such a creamy and delicious protein for a sandwich, wrap, on top of greens, or part of a snack! If you’re looking for an easy but still budget friendly option, making your own with a rotisserie chicken can be a great option. 

What You’ll Need:

  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Mayo
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Dijon mustard
  • Red onion
  • Celery
  • Black pepper 

FAQ

Why Make Rotisserie Chicken Salad?

I get sticker shock when I go to the store to buy ready made chicken salad. I love the stuff, but $10 for a tiny container? No thank you. You can certainly cook up some chicken yourself, but a rotisserie chicken will save you time! We love a convenience option. 

What Variations Can I Make?

Don’t like red onion? No problem, leave it out. Can’t stand celery? Forget it. Would rather add green onion? Be my guest. You can switch this up with whatever veggies you want. You can also get creative and add fruit like grapes, raisins, apple, or craisins, or different nuts like pecans or walnuts. 

We have a version made with honey and raisins for a sweeter variation to our rotisserie chicken salad. 

Why Greek Yogurt?

Mayo based salads have more saturated fat, which for some, is less than ideal if you’re concerned about heart health. You could certainly omit the mayo completely and just use Greek yogurt. It’s personal preference. You could also utilize mashed avocado as an alternative fat. 

If you dislike the taste of yogurt but are still trying to lower saturated fat, you can opt for a “Smart Balance” mayo 

Making Ahead/Storage 

You can definitely make rotisserie chicken salad in advance and store in the fridge. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. 

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Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Lean protein, Salad
Condition: Diabetes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken rotisserie chicken, shredded or chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently until combined.
  • Serve on bread, in a pita or wrap, with crackers, or over greens.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.