Creamy Chicken Salad

Creamy Chicken Salad

Creamy Chicken Salad

This chicken salad becomes a complete meal when it is served with the Fresh Express® Poppyseed Chopped Kit® and tastes quite delicious topped with the dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds from the kit.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • 2 (11.7-ounce) packages Fresh Express® Poppyseed Chopped Kits®
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped smoked almonds


  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of a large saucepan or skillet. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and peppercorns. Pour enough cool water to cover the chicken by an inch or so. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10 to 14 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reads 165° F. Remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cool.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, honey, remaining salt, and black pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Add the chicken, celery, and almonds; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Place the greens from the Fresh Express® Poppyseed Chopped Kits® into a bowl; toss with the salad dressings. Sprinkle with one bag of the toppings; toss to combine. Arrange the poppyseed salad on a platter; top with the chicken salad. Sprinkle the other bag of toppings over the chicken salad.


Tip: Strain the peppercorns from the broth and use it to make soup.
Made with
Poppyseed Chopped Salad Kit

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