Recipe: Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Using low-fat mayo and yogurt, this rotisserie chicken salad is healthier than most without compromising a bit of flavor.

This quick, simple recipe is great for busy nights or to make ahead and use for lunches. Put on a salad, serve with crackers, or put between whole grain bread.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1⁄2 rotisserie chicken, shredded and finely chopped, approximately 2 cups*
  • 2 Tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1⁄3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 ribs celery, finely chopped (If unavailable, substitute 3⁄4 cup shredded broccoli, diced raw zucchini, or really any veggie you have)
  • 1⁄4 cup slivered or chopped almonds
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chiffonade (or fresh dill)
  • 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • Sliced grape tomatoes
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sliced hardboiled egg


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Serve on fresh bread or in a crisp lettuce wrap.

*If rotisserie chicken is unavailable, substitute two 7oz. cans of chicken breast, drained or one 15 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and mashed).

This recipe is curated by the culinary medicine team at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Find more healthy recipes here.



This post was originally posted on March 29, 2022