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10 minutes

Rosemary Apple Pecan Chicken Salad


The perfect light chicken salad for lunch or a picnic.



  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooled and diced
  • 1¼ cups apples, chopped
  •  ⅓ cup pecans, chopped
  •  ⅓ cup dried cranberries

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 (5.3-ounce) container fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper (to taste)


Combine chicken, apples, pecans and cranberries in a large mixing bowl. In a separate, small mixing bowl, stir together dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over chicken mixture and toss to coat evenly. Serve on lettuce or whole grain bread.

Dietary and Nutrition


Protein is found in every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. When we do not get enough protein, our bodies may produce less of certain immune cells and increase our susceptibility to infections of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract. Protein foods include chicken, beef, pork, fish, eggs, peanut butter, milk, seeds, beans and nuts.

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Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed with each meal. The amount of protein you need depends on your height, weight, whether you are a boy or girl, and your level of activity.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.