This Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad recipe is a twist on the typical classic chicken salad recipe and is always a favorite for a quick lunch! Just a few ingredients can be transformed into a cold, creamy salad or filling for a homemade chicken salad sandwich or wrap!

Keep this easy recipe on hand for last-minute sandwich prep when last-minute invitations come up! Serve on Hawaiian rolls with a side of kid-friendly pasta salad or crunchy grilled corn on the cob!

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What is in Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad?

There are several ingredients that look familiar to a typical chicken salad but adding the lemon zest and ginger just gives some additional dimensions of flavor that makes it so good!

  • Mayonnaise
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice or juice from 1 lemon
  • Ground ginger
  • Salt
  • Cooked chicken
  • Seedless green grapes sliced in halves or quartered
  • Celery
  • Slivered almonds toasted, optional

Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad

Stacey Dohman, MS, RDN
This Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad is a little tart and a little sweet, and is destined to become a family lunch favorite.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigeration Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes sliced in halves or quartered
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • slivered almonds toasted, optional


  • In mixing bowl, mix mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger and salt, stirring well.
  • Add chicken, grapes and celery. Toss salad to coat well. Cover and chill at least one hour before serving. Serve with crackers and celery sticks or on toast or as a sandwich.
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