Low Fat Ranch Chicken Salad. Uses everyday simple ingredients to create either a ranch dressing for chicken salad or a creamy dip for veggies, chips or crackers.
The dressing for this tasty chicken salad is a homemade version made from fat-free yogurt. It relies only on simple ingredients like garlic and dijon mustard that you probably already have in your fridge.
Those get added to the yogurt to create a fat free dressing. Then it gets tossed with some diced chicken breast, peppers and celery to create a delicious chicken salad.
That chicken salad can make some fantastic sandwiches for lunch or as a the base for a terrific lunch or dinner salad. It certainly is an excellent way to use that leftover chicken from Sunday dinner.
If you like this idea asa pasta salad try this Orzo Salad with a Chipotle Ranch Dressing.
Use the dressing alone as a thick dip for tortilla chips or chopped veggies at any party or buffet table. It will be one of the things that disappears first!
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Originally published February 2013.
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Low Fat Ranch Chicken Salad - uses everyday simple ingredients to create either a ranch dressing for chicken salad or a creamy dip for veggies, chips or crackers.
- 3 - 4 cups diced cooked chicken
- ½ cup finely diced celery
- ½ cup finely diced bell peppers
For the Ranch Dressing
- 1 cup low fat or fat-free yogurt
- pinch kosher salt
- 1 cloves garlic, , very well minced
- 1 tbsp basil, , very finely chopped
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh dill, , finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 tbsp minced green onion
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- ½ tbsp honey
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Mix together all of the dressing ingredients and let the dressing sit in the fridge for several hours or overnight for the flavour to fully develop.
- Toss the dressing with the diced chicken, celery and red peppers.
- Serve on sandwiches or as a delicious addition to a mixed garden salad for a complete meal.
TIP: Strain 2 cups of yogurt for several hours in a colander lined with coffee filters and use the resulting thick yogurt in the same recipe as a delicious dip for vegetables or spread for crackers or crusty bread. A terrific party food idea.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 259 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 95mg Sodium 441mg Carbohydrates 10g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 8g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 34g