Y’all- I’m NOT a food blogger. I’ve never claimed to be, hence why I don’t really ever have pictures of the whole process. I always want to blog about my recipes AFTER the fact when I’ve made them and tasted them. C’est la vie. This is the problem I encountered when deciding to make my “healthy” chicken salad. Oh well.

thevintagemodernwife.com Low-Cal Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad
I decided to whip up some sort of a healthy version of chicken salad because mayo is just SO fattening. I put cranberries and almonds in this chicken salad, but feel free to add chopped apples, grapes, walnuts, celery- whatever your little heart desires! 

1 Rotisserie chicken, plain and cold
1 packet Ranch mix
1/2 cup Cranberry Raisins (I use Ocean Spray Craisins)
1 green onion (chopped)
3/4 cup- 1 cup of Plain Green Yogurt
1/2 cup Almonds, slivered and unsalted

1. When you get your chicken, put it in the fridge until completely cold. Grab a large bowl once your chicken is cold and de-bone it. Make sure you don’t add the skin, and shred your chicken with your hands as much as possible. This is a messy job, but someone has got to do it!

2. Once your chicken is de-boned and shredded, add greek yogurt to your chicken. Mix. I used 3/4 cup of greek yogurt but if you like a little more or less, go for it.

3. Pour ranch seasoning packet into chicken/yogurt mix. Add craisins, green onion, and slivered almonds. Mix. I’d taste it to see if it is to your liking, and if you feel the need to add salt and pepper then go for it!

4. In your large bowl, spread your chicken salad mixture out evenly. With a fork or spoon, score your chicken salad into 4 even sections, and then divide each section in 2 (for a total of 8 sections). I chose to make each section into a ball and put into a container so I knew how much was 1 serving.

I chose to eat mine in a sandwich, but it is JUST as good by itself! This is a pretty hearty serving because the greek yogurt really makes it thick and delicious. According to MyFitnessPal, 1 serving is 239 calories!

Let me know if you try it out and what you think! Also, feel free to Pin it to your Pinterest for future reference!

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