Healthy Chicken Salad Sliders

HEALTHY CHICKEN SALAD SLIDERS are just what Summer ordered. They are so fun for showers, parties, or any get together. The best part is you can eat more than one because the base is greek yogurt…guilt free AND delicious. You’ll love this healthy chicken salad sandwich recipe!

Healthy chicken salad sliders on wheat buns

Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Healthy Chicken Salad Sliders are a healthier version of your typical chicken salad sandwich. Bring these to work for lunch or make them for a party!

This healthy chicken salad sandwich recipe is a life-saver! Easy lunches are something in demand year round, and all too often EASY equates to FAST, which can also equate to UNHEALTHY. It’s way too easy to hit the drive-thru or throw a Lunchable (no? just Pat?) in your bag to take to work. Why would you prepare a healthy meal when you’re short on time?

But these Healthy Chicken Salad Sliders change all that, and I couldn’t love this recipe more. They are so tasty, so easy to make, so flavorful, and best of all HEALTHY! This “skinny recipe” is made with greek yogurt to save some calories, You can prep the chicken salad the night before and make your sandwiches just before running out the door. Win win!

Make this easy and HEALTHY Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe for lunch. It doesn’t take long to make and actually good for you!

Healthy chicken salad sandwich recipe on slider buns with lettuce

HEALTHY CHICKEN SALAD SLIDERS are just what Summer ordered. So fun for showers, parties, or any get together. You can eat more than one because the base is greek yogurt...guilt free and delicious!

Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie

Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe

I LOVE chicken salad. When I still worked outside of the house, my favorite place to go for lunch was this little bakery that makes the BEST chicken salad. I always felt guilty eating it though, because I guesstimate that it was probably about 8000 calories per pound (give or take)! And they served it on grilled beer bread…Man it tasted so good, but it definitely wasn’t the healthiest thing to eat every day. Luckily, this healthy chicken salad sandwich recipe is JUST AS GOOD but it’s much better for you.

It starts with a delicious and HEALTHY chicken salad sandwich recipe. It’s great on these little sliders, but you can also make it as a regular side dish and eat it without the sandwich part. I used Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and that makes ALL the difference in calories. Plus the grapes, almonds, apples, and cranberries add some extra nutrition to this light and fresh recipe.

Small chicken salad sandwiches

Healthy chicken salad recipe on sliders

Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie
Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie
Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie
Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie

Easy Chicken Salad Sliders

One of my favorite things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. These sandwiches are whipped up in a flash and are easy to transport for a day at the beach or the pool. They’re perfect for a brunch with the ladies, or to pack in a quick lunch for work.

The secret ingredient to these healthy chicken salad sliders (and my year round obsession) is Greek Yogurt. You cannot go wrong when substituting it for mayo or sour cream in just about any classic recipe. You can even dab some on your quesadillas and you will never know the difference! Its light, delicious, and SO much better for you!

I made mine full of all sorts of add-ons, like grapes, slivered almonds, apple, and craisins, but you can customize this any way you like! You can add your favorites into the mix. I think it would be delicious with celery, pineapple, pecans…the list goes on and on.

Is a chicken salad sandwich good for you?

Usually the answer would be no. But luckily the answer for this recipe is yes! This healthy chicken salad sandwich recipe is a lighter, better for you version of the classic sandwich we all love. Replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt to get the same creamy texture without all those calories. And the other ingredients in this chicken salad recipe (grapes, almonds, chicken) are good for you too!

Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie
Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie

Chicken salad sandwiches made with greek yogurt

Skinny Chicken Salad Sliders made with Greek Yogurt! Healthy chicken salad? yes please! - The Cookie Rookie

I can’t wait for you to try this delicious, easy, flavor-packed, HEALTHY chicken salad sandwich recipe. You’ll be amazed by how good it is, and even more amazed by the fact that you can eat it guilt-free. Make one for lunch or make a bunch to bring to a party.

See the recipe card for full details on how to make Healthy Chicken Salad Sliders. Enjoy!

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Healthy Chicken Salad Sliders

Course: Appetizer/Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: the cookie rookie

HEALTHY CHICKEN SALAD SLIDERS are perfect for an easy lunch or for parties. This healthy chicken salad sandwich recipe is made with greek yogurt to save calories!

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Ingredients

  • 6 whole wheat slider buns or pretzel buns for some added flavor
  • 1/2 lb shredded and chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup granny smith apples cubed
  • 1 cup grapes halved
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the buns).
  2. Scoop out a spoonful of the chicken salad, and place onto each bun. Secure with a toothpick, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Salad Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 666mg 28%
Potassium 325mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 7%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
I love subbing greek yogurt in as the mayo! This would definitely be an ideal summer treat!
Lindsey
These look so good! I may have to try out this recipe next time I make chicken salad. I am actually posting one of my recent chicken salad recipes on my blog tomorrow! I also used Greek yogurt and avocado! -Lindsey biscuitsbecrazy.com
    becky gall hardin
    i love the idea of using avocado! can't wait to see your recipe!! thanks for stopping by :)
Mary Ellen
These look so tasty! I love the use of yogurt in this recipe.
Jennifer Johnson
I like the greek yogurt I really don't like mayo and anything in slider form is fun.
Jen
These look super yummy, filling AND healthy! I'm excited to try them!
anyonita green
Ahhhhh this chicken salad looks amazing!!!! On my list to make soon!
Joanna
I made these tonight and they were an absolute hit. I changed the recipe a little bit and used peanuts instead of almonds and dried Thompson raisins instead of grapes. It was easy to make and delicious. I will definitely make it again. Thank-you!
Sherrie C.
Isn't Greek yogurt amazing! Chicken Salad is one my favorites but I haven't eaten it for a while because I don't eat mayonnaise anymore. Sometime in the near future I'm going to try out this recipe. Pinning now :)
    becky gall hardin
    Yes!! I'm totally obsessed and always have it on hand. Hope you love the recipe if you try it! :) Thanks for stopping by
Sally T.
I think this chicken recipe sounds so good~it's awesome. Thank-You so much for this recipe.
Claire Conn
I just made this and was wondering if you knew how long it wold stay good in the fridge?
    becky gall hardin
    With the yogurt I would think 2 or 3 days tops. I did have mine the next day and it was totally fine. Hope you love it! Thanks for stopping by :)
      Claire Conn
      Just ate it and I love it! Thank you for the information!
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