If you’re looking for a salad recipe that’s good for you, look no further than this High-Protein Chicken Salad. This may be one of the best chicken salads because it’s made with just five ingredients and contains not one ounce of mayonnaise or cheese. If a low-fat chicken salad is what you’re after, then you’ll definitely want to try this recipe. Lighten up your next meal with this tasty and wholesome chicken salad recipe.


2 cups of cooked chicken breasts, diced small (about 2 breasts)

1/4 cup of celery chopped fine (1-2 stalks)

1/4 cup of carrots chopped fine (2 medium carrots)

1/4 cup of raisins (3/4 ounce box) or 3 tablespoons dried cranberries. You can also substitute 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, or 1 tablespoon poppy seed for sweetness.

3/4 cup of mayonnaise

2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste (1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper)

Directions: For the raisins: To soften, place the dried cranberries in a small bowl and cover with hot water. If you have time to let the raisins sit for a few hours, it will make them plump and extra tasty.

Combine the chicken, celery, carrots, and raisins in a bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and vinegar. Add the mayo mixture to chicken mixture until mixed well. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Total calories per serving: 282 Total fat as % of daily value: 16%

Protein: 27.3 gm Fat: 14.9 gm Carbohydrate: 18.7 gm Calcium : 41 mg Iron : 1.8 mg Sodium : 389 mg Dietary Fiber : 0.6 gm

This is an easy recipe and quite healthy, but the chicken salad is a little bland, so you may want to experiment with extra seasonings or your favorite dried fruit for variety.