Crunchy, Low-Fat Summer Chicken Salad

Crunchy, Low-Fat Summer Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “This salad makes a nice, light lunch when served over top of lettuce greens. It also makes a nice salad filling for pita bread. One of my summer favorites! Prep and cooking times do not include time to cook chicken.”


  • 2cupscooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 (8ounce) cans sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cupdiced celery
  • 1/2 cupnonfat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise or 1/2 cupsalad dressing
  • 1teaspooncurry powder( more or less to taste)
  • 1teaspoonsoy sauce
  • 1teaspoonlemon juice
  • 1dashgarlic powder
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4ounces lbs green seedless grapes, halved lengthwise
  • Directions

  • Mix together chicken, water chestnuts, and celery.
  • Blend together sour cream, mayonnaise, curry powder, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour over chicken mixture and mix to combine.
  • Stir in grapes.
  • Chill at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “I attended a luncheon with Lisa Welchel the other day in the little town of San Saba, Tx.A chicken salad was served, a very different chicken salad.It was so yummy and I came home to try and find a recipe that I thought had all the elements that the one at the luncheon contained.This is the recipe that I came across.I did not have any lemon juice or celery, so I used lemon pepper without salt and left out the celery.Next time I will have the celery and lemon juice on hand!I also used a smoked chicken breast that my hubby had smoked for me last night, and so I mixed all the ingredients together first and added to my diced chicken breast until I thought it was a good consistency and so I had left over mixture.I used this to make pea salad-YUMMY!!This is a great change to the normal chicken salad that I make, and even the regular fuit and nut chicken salald.My 2 year old will not eat chicken, she only eats Panda Express orange chicken(i know, very strange child that doesn’t like chicken nuggets!)and she LOVED this!Great Recipe!”

  • “Delicious, we loved the crunch of the celery and water chestnuts and enjoyed the mild curry mayo, it all went very well together. Just made half a recipe for the two of us for supper. Served on baby lettuce surrounded with tomato slices. We had some raisen bread toast with it, nice light supper. Thanks for sharing, I will be making it again during the summer.”

  • “We liked the flavour combination of fruit & chicken and the texture combo of crunchy & smooth.We just weren’t very fond of the strong curry flavour.”

  • “This is a very tasty salad,I liked the crunch of the celery and water chestnut and the curry mayonnaise gives it a lovely mild dressing.Thanks for posting Manda.”