Chicken Jalapeño Salad


About this Recipe

Say goodbye to bland and hello to a salad that’s anything but ordinary. Enjoy the benefits of ample protein and the delightful heat of jalapenos, all in a dish that supports your journey towards a healthier you.

In this recipe, we used pre-cooked chicken (smoked chicken breast to be precise) to show you that convenient can still be nutritious. 

Let’s show you how to make this flavourful chicken salad! 

chicken jalapeño salad


5 ounces (3.5 x 5 inch dish)

Ready In:

15 minutes

Nutritional facts per 1/2 dish:

190 calories

15 g protein

11 g fat

7 g carbs

2 g fiber




  • 5 oz (150 g) smoked chicken
  • 1.5 oz (30 g) shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cucumber, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp jalapeños, coarsely chopped

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Pepper to taste

Recipe Notes

  • For the dressing base you can choose to use just mayonaisse or yogurt as well. For a vegan variety, choose soy yogurt.
  • Experiment with different seasonings to switch up the flavor. 
  • Substitute the chicken for shredded tofu.


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, carrots, cucumber and celery. Stir gently until well combined.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, add the mayonaise, yogurt, vinegar, parsley and seasoning. Whisk until well combined.


Add the dressing with the chicken mixture and toss until well combined

Step 4

Enjoy on toast on pita bread or with whole grain thin crisps.

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