Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

Rotisserie chicken, apples, celery, and pecans are tossed in a creamy yogurt dressing 
to make this light and delicious Apple Pecan Chicken Salad!
One thing you can always find in my refrigerator is a rotisserie chicken. They are so versatile and can be used in so many different dishes, from wraps to quesadillas to topping a pizza. Chicken salad is a favorite around here but I never seem to make it that often. I decided to jazz up my typical chicken salad recipe with some apples, pecans, and a light and delicious yogurt dressing. I can honestly say that I am obsessed with this salad and have made it several times already since creating this recipe. It's perfect for lunch, a light dinner, and even as a snack!
I kept this delicious chicken salad on the healthier side by making a super simple yogurt dressing using plain Greek yogurt, a dash of mayo, and lemon juice. The apples, celery and pecans give it the perfect crunch and add so much flavor.
This salad is perfect on a bed of lettuce, on a sandwich, or even just eaten by the spoonful straight from the bowl. It's that good!

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 4

2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
2 stalks celery, diced
1 cup diced apple 
1/2 cup chopped pecans 
1/2 plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Freshly chopped parsley 

Add the chicken, celery, apple and pecans to a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the other ingredients and gently mix to combine. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, if desired.

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