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Creamy Basil Chicken Salad |

Creamy Basil Chicken Salad

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


With this simple trick, you can make canned chicken healthier and reduce the sodium + a recipe for an updated chicken chicken salad.


  • 1 can (12.5 oz) canned chicken, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango (about 1/2 a fresh mango)
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • Serve with whole grain crackers or bread or on lettuce


  1. Using a fork, “flake” or shred the chicken pieces and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard; stir in basil. Add chicken and mix to combine. Gently stir in mango and carrot.
  3. Serve on lettuce or with whole grain crackers.