Healthy Tropical Chicken Salad

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  • Chicken salad gets such a bad rap because of the mayonnaise in it. Well, swap that out for protein packed yogurt and add some summery goodness and you have this flavorful tropical chicken salad.

    Healthy Tropical Chicken Salad
    Healthy Tropical Chicken Salad
          serves 4
    2 1/2 C chopped, cooked chicken breast
    3/4 C non-fat, plain Greek yogurt {Chobani}
    1 1/2 C fresh chopped pineapple
    1/2 C chopped celery {about 1 stock}
    1/2 C chopped macadamia nuts {I used unsalted; any kind will work}
    1/4 tsp curry powder
    Cook chicken breast and chop to desired texture.

    Place everything in a large bowl and mix together.

    Cover and refrigerate for a few hours until everything is cold. Serve on a salad, with crackers or pita bread, or enjoy it alone.
    I LOVE this recipe!! I really enjoyed the sweet pineapple with the chicken. And if I’m being really honest, I am not all that fond of curry, but the small amount in here tastes great with the pineapple. Because this is a “tropical” version of chicken salad, I only used 1 stock of celery because I didn’t want the flavor to be overwhelming, but I still watend the CRUNCH!

    This is a very healthy recipe, packed with protein. And if you choose to not eat it with crackers, it is low in carbs. Also, if you are on a low fat diet, this recipe would be perfect for you! Just omit the macadamia nuts.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09141657258032695758 Cassie/Bake Your Day

      This looks so good, Stephanie! I love the tropical twist!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01955902374940558547 Grubarazzi

      Oh yummy! What a cool combination!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371458068011998525 Tina

      I have always liked pineapple marinade with chicken, so I am sure I would enjoy this chicken salad. Not only is the pineapple a great ingredient in this, thumbs up for the curry and macadamias as well. I am glad I did not miss this post-yum!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04549767399322024293 Alice

      might i say – yet again – how much i love your blog? this looks like a wonderful recipe and i can’t wait to try it! thanks, stephanie :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03258699925063180509 Lizzy

      Oh, I love chicken salad…and yours with the pineapple looks amazing!!! YUM!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12175305622018784629 Erin

      What a great twist on chicken salad. I am not a huge fan of all the mayo and the traditional, but this sounds good!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05252528689535462349 mjskit

      What a great twist on chicken salad! I love what you’ve made here! The macadamia nuts add an extra special crunch! YUM!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03353226553332764292 Doux Rousse

      I was inspired by your use of greek yogurt and how everyone is using it these days, so I’m forgoing my regular style posts today on my blog to join the ranks of you wonderful food bloggers! Check out my post!

      XO,
      Caitlin
      http://www.douxrousse.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04871821199110969105 Jocelyn

      I have never tried pineapple in chicken salad either, but you definitely have me intrigued! I will have to make this yummy and low fat salad for dinner for sure!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07538674713445320281 Marsha Baker

      What a fabulous recipe. I LOVE pineapple and adding it to this salad…along with greek yogurt? Why…that’s just brilliant! So glad I saw this as I plan to be enjoying it soon. Adding the nuts would make it over the top. =)