Chicken salad apples are a simple and delicious snack or meal that’s grain free and easy to make. With a simple 5 minute chicken salad and some sliced apples you can have a meal the whole family will enjoy.
I love chicken salad and when I saw this variation I knew I had to give it a shot. I’m thankful that I did because it’s such a fun way to eat a sweet and savory dish that it’s the perfect afternoon snack for this busy momma. I personally think that this chicken salad on sliced apples would make for a cute appetizer for a lunch party too!
What are chicken salad apples?
It’s an easy and creamy grape and celery packed chicken salad recipe on top of your favorite apples. Sweet, savory, maybe a little sour and tangy all come together in this dish. It’s truly something worth trying at least once in your life and thanks to the versatility, you can adjust the flavors to your desires every time.
Chicken Salad Apple Ingredients
-Diced Cooked Chicken: If you don’t have any leftover cooked chicken on hand the canned version works well too.
-Plain Yogurt: You can adjust how much of this you want to add based on how wet and creamy you want your chicken salad to be.
-Red Grape: Slice your red grapes in half so that they aren’t too big or too small to enjoy.
-Celery: This healthy green vegetable adds a little freshness and crunch to the salad that tastes great.
-Raisins: If you don’t like raisins, then craisins or other small dried fruits will worth great too.
-Seasonings: Salt, pepper, dried parsley, and onion powder are all needed and each helps to get a nice savory flavor.
-Sunflower Seeds: These are great but you can also use sliced almonds if you prefer.
How to Make Chicken Salad Apples
Chop, dice, and slice all of the ingredients as requested by the recipe card and then add them to a bowl.
Add in the yogurt and stir to coat everything well.
Add in the seasonings and taste, adjusting as necessary.
Top each apple slice with 2-3 tablespoons of chicken salad mixture.
- 3 large Apples, sliced thin width-wise
- 2 cups diced cooked chicken, or canned
- 1/4-1/3 cup plain yogurt, depending on preferences
- 1 cup red grapes, sliced in half
- 3 stems celery, sliced
- 1/4 cup raisins, craisins or any other small dried fruit
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 dash dried parsley
- 1 dash onion powder
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds or sliced almonds (optional but tasty!)
- Chop, dice, and assemble everything needed for the chicken salad in a bowl.
- Stir in the yogurt and seasonings and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
- Top each apple slice with about 2-3 tablespoons of chicken salad.
How to prevent apples from browning
You can brush the tops of the apple slices with a little bit of Fresh Fruit dissolved in water or you can make your own mixture of honey, lemon juice, and water. Simply brush it over the apples and then use a paper towel to pat them dry before using.
Do I need to remove the apple seeds?
You can if you want to but you really don’t need to. I honestly thought that I would mind the apple seeds in the middle, but both my son and I ate them without noticing any difference. So whether you take the extra time and steps to do it or not, it’s up to you.
What type of apple should I use?
You can use any apple variety that you love! If you want a sweet and sour flavor variation using Pink Lady apples or Granny Smith works great, but a softer apple like Golden Delicious or Red Delicious will also work to help add to the sweetness without being too firm to bite into.
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