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Weight Watchers Chicken Salad

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This super simple Weight Watchers chicken salad recipe is loaded with texture and flavor. It’s indulgent and simple to make.

You can use this recipe to serve on salads, in wraps, on sandwiches, and even with fresh veggies for dipping. It’s a tasty and versatile lighted up chicken salad recipe that everyone will be sure to enjoy.

For those of you looking for chicken salad with nuts and dried berries, this one will be a hit! Of course you can always substitute or eliminate things that you don’t like. This recipe is flexible as well, those of you not on Weight Watchers can use more nuts, mix ins, and full fat mayonnaise for a more indulgent flavor.

Personally, I like the lightened up version. It’s tangy, crunchy, loaded with protein and so easy to make. I enjoy using this for lunches throughout the week. My Weight Watchers chicken salad is calculated for all three myWW+ programs so you can enjoy it and track it based on which plan you follow.

If you are looking for another light and easy lunch or dinner, try out my Weight Watchers Apple Walnut Tuna Salad! You should also try out these WW Chicken lime tacos!

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Pin showing the points and title at the top and the finished weight watchers chicken salad on a plate ready to eat.

Making chicken salad is a great meal prep. If you don’t already prep your meals in advance you are missing out! It’s a wonderful way to keep on track with the Weight Watchers program.

A close up of the finished weight watchers chicken salad.

Having healthy meals on hand that are already prepared is a way to keep yourself from “cheating” and eating something convenient but high in points. If you are making this recipe for dinner you might want to throw in some extra points and have a roll, wrap, or sandwich. For lunches you can serve this over fresh greens for as salad or use it for dipping with celery, sliced peppers, and cucumbers!

A top down look at the finished chicken salad.

This recipe goes great with fresh veggies so if you want to serve it with a side salad at dinner you can definitely do that too. It’s versatile, if you don’t like the walnuts you can swap them out for something else like almonds perhaps? Just be sure to recalculate the recipe to make sure the points stay the same.

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

A plate full of finished chicken salad ready to serve.

What do I need to make a healthier chicken salad recipe?

You can find the full list of ingredients and amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom! For your shopping list you’ll want to add the following items.

You will need boneless skinless chicken breasts, light mayonnaise, walnuts, dried cranberries, eggs (hard boiled eggs), dry minced onion or onion powder, and black pepper!

If you are serving this chicken salad on rolls, wraps, or on bread you’ll need to add those to your list. You will also need to add them to the points total for your recipe! The points below are only for the ingredients in the chicken salad itself!

all the ingredients needed to make weight watchers chicken salad.

How to make Weight Watchers chicken salad:

This recipe could not be easier. If you are like me and you have cooked chicken and hard boiled eggs on hand you’ll just need to chop everything up and throw it all together! Check out how simple this Weight Watchers chicken salad is below.

Ingredients chopped and ready to be mixed.

In a large bowl, stir chicken, eggs, walnuts, and celery together

Dressing added to the chopped ingredients.

Add in mayonnaise, dry onion, pepper, and cranberries and stir until well combined 

Ingredients mixed and ready to be served.

Serve immediately or place in refrigerator until chilled 

A spoonful of the finished chicken salad ready to eat.

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

If you are looking for even more delicious Weight Watchers meals to add to your lineup for this week you won’t want to miss out on these classics. My family doesn’t even KNOW they’re eating healthier thanks to these delicious meals.

Try out Peanut Butter Parfait For Weight Watchers, Orange Fluff Dessert | Weight Watchers Fluff, Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet, Weight Watchers Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe, Weight Watchers Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, Weight Watchers Chicken Enchiladas Recipe, Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup, and Weight Watchers Chili Recipe!

Have a whole bunch of hard boiled eggs you need to use now? Try out these Weight Watchers Deviled Eggs.

Another look at the finished recipe ready to eat.

How do I track this chicken salad for myWW+?

Below is the points breakdown for one serving of this recipe. It’s about 6 servings of 1/2-3/4 cup each depending on how big your items are chopped. I usually divide the whole recipe into six servings. I use about half of mine for meal prep anyway!

You should always create the recipe for yourself in the recipe creator on Weight Watchers if you have questions. We are all human so you should plan accordingly. Always track for yourself using the exact brands and items you have on hand. Items can vary from brand to brand so even small changes can impact the points.

points bubbles showing 5 points on purple and blue and 7 points on green.

Printable Weight Watchers Chicken Salad Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Weight Watchers Chicken Salad

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This super simple Weight Watchers chicken salad recipe is loaded with texture and flavor. It's indulgent and simple to make.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 4 eggs, boiled and chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir chicken, eggs, walnuts, and celery together
  2. Add in mayonnaise, dry onion, pepper, and cranberries and stir until well combined
  3. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator until chilled

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 169mgSodium 336mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 20g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

This recipe is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers Program.

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