No Mayo Orange Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

no mayo orange poppy seed chicken salad on a piece of bread with greens on a white plate.

This no mayo orange poppy seed chicken salad is a delicious, healthy lunch that's easy to make and meal prep friendly! (gluten-free)



For the Orange Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup 100% orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

For the Chicken Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (about 1 breast), shredded
  • 1 stalk celery (about 3/4 cup), diced
  • 2 green onions (about 1/4 cup), chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • about 1/2 cup Orange Poppy Seed Dressing


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  2. Add shredded chicken, celery, green onions, and almonds to a large bowl. Add dressing, and gently stir to coat.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3-5 days.


  • If you don't already have cooked chicken, my favorite way to prepare it for chicken salad is to place it in a baking dish, sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs de Provence, and bake, covered, at 375°F for 20-30 minutes.
  • The dressing may separate a little bit as the chicken salad sits in the refrigerator. That's normal. Just give it a stir before eating. 

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