A bright-tasting variation on traditional chicken salad, with a flavor profile inspired by Mexico. Greek yogurt, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime juice yield simple but striking results. Use as a sandwich filling, or pile on top of a simple green salad for a healthy lunch.

Game plan: Pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken at the market or roast one yourself.

  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Active: 10 mins

Ingredients (7)

  • 2 cups diced meat from a roasted chicken (see Game Plan note)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt, plus an additional 1/4 cup as needed
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1 large jalapeño, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the diced chicken in a medium bowl, along with the 1/2 cup of yogurt, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, measured salt, and pepper to taste. Mix well, adding up to 1/4 cup additional yogurt if it seems dry.
  2. Taste; add more salt and pepper if needed. Use as a sandwich filling, or serve on a bed of lettuce.