Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe

I usually prefer chicken breasts, in gluten free chicken salad sandwiches, but I had a little left over dark meat chicken on hand, and because it was dark meat every time I looked at it, it reminded me of turkey. I then began to crave one of my old favorites, turkey, cream cheese and cranberry sauce sandwiches, which I have not had in years. But I usually like to eat a bit lighter than that for lunch, especially with all the appetizers I tested recently. Greek yogurt makes a great low-fat substitute for cream cheese, as well as mayonnaise, in sandwiches. Since I had dried cranberries on hand makes this recipe came close to my old favorite, but I added in a little feta cheese, which wasn’t really noticeable, but added flavor. A little added celery, walnuts and a touch of agave syrup did the trick! Get creative and make your own adjustments to this easy recipe. Perhaps some onion. What will you use?


Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe


Yield: Makes 1-2 servings, depending upon bread size

Gluten Free Chicken Salad Recipe

A gluten free chicken salad recipe made with non-fat Greek yogurt, dried cranberries, optional feta cheese, and sweetened with agave - a wonderful combination!


  • 1/3 cup cooked chicken, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • Fine sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Add chicken, celery, walnuts, feta and cranberries in a bowl.
  2. Add a little sea salt and pepper.
  3. In a cup, blend yogurt and agave; add to chicken bowl.
  4. Stir; taste; and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Add yogurt mixture to chicken mixture and stir well.
  6. Add chicken salad to whole grain gluten-free bread; top with chopped lettuce or chopped celery leaves; cut in half and plate.

Nutritional Values

Based upon using regular plain yogurt instead of non-fat Greek yogurt (not including bread).

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