Publix Chicken Salad Recipe

Looking for a protein-rich and filling lunch option? Try the Publix chicken salad recipe today! 

Publix is famous for its chicken salad. In fact, their chicken salad is some of the best in the world. It’s made with juicy chicken breast, fresh vegetables, healthy fruits, and crisp nuts. Grab the ingredients, cut and toss in sauce and get the delicious saucy Publix chicken salad at home. I can still remember when for the first time I tried this salad. The flavor of greek yogurt and crisp nuts has taken this salad to another level. My son loved the raisins and cranberries, he was eating them out of the bowl.

And just like other chicken salads, this one is also a quick recipe. You can make it in less than 10 minutes if you have leftover chicken. 

So let’s not wait anymore and start making this salad. I will share the ingredients list, equipment list, and a few simple steps. By following my instruction you will have something really amazing tonight at dinner.

Publix Chicken Salad Recipe

Publix Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: USADifficulty: Medium


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Whether you’re planning a casual brunch, a special dinner party, or even a quick and easy lunch, the Publix chicken salad is perfect for any occasion. This versatile dish takes only a few minutes to make but tastes the greatest. Grab the ingredients I have listed below, cut and toss everything in sauce and the Publix chicken salad is ready.
Let’s explore the full recipe below.


  • 3 chicken breast

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • ½ cup green apple

  • ½ cup lettuce

  • 3 celery stalks

  • ½  cup green onion

  • ¼ cup red onion

  • 2 tablespoon parsley 

  • ½ cup almonds

  • ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries

  • 4 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon low-fat greek yogurt

  • 2tabespoon lemon juice

  • 1tabespoon dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½  teaspoon black pepper

  • Salt as per taste

  • Equipment you will need
  • Frying pan

  • Spatula

  • Chopping board

  • Knife

  • Small bowls

  • Small mixing bowl

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Serving plate

how to make Publix Chicken Salad

  •  Marinate The Chicken: Take a mixing bowl, and add garlic powder, dried oregano, paprika, black pepper, and salt as per taste and whisk everything to mix properly. Now add the chicken breast and coat well with this spice mix-up. Then leave it refrigerator for marination for 40-60 minutes. If you don’t have time for marination, leave it for 5 minutes while preparing other things.
    Marinate The Chicken
  •  Cut The Vegetables: While chicken is on marination, let’s ready vegetables. Take everything in a strainer and wash well, then dry with a paper towel. Now take the chopping board and knife and cut each vegetable to the same size. There is no pursuing everything should be perfect, it’s just for a good presentation.
    Cut The Vegetables
  • Fry The Chicken: Turn on the stove, put a frying pan on it, add 2 tablespoons of oil, and set the heat at medium-low. Let the oil heat up a little and then add the chicken. Fry it for 4-5 minutes until golden brown, then flip and fry the other side for another 4-5 minutes. Once done, remove it from the pan and keep it aside for cooling down.
    Fry The Chicken
  •  Cut The Chicken: Take the chopping board and knife again, keep the chicken breast on top of the chopping board, and cut all the three pieces into slices and then small pieces.  If you want to keep the chicken larger, I mean slices, you can do so. Cutting them into pieces was for matching with the small pieces of vegetables. So it looks good together.
    Cut The Chicken
  •  Make The Sauce: Take a small mixing bowl, add 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1tablespoon dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and salt as per taste. Now whisk everything to mix properly.
    Make The Sauce
  • Mix Everything: Take a larger mixing bowl, add the chopped chicken, 3 chopped celery, ½ cup green onion, ¼ cup red onion, ½ cup green apple, ½ cup lettuce, 2tablespoon parsley ½ cup almonds, and ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries. Now give it a good mix. Then add the sauce we just made in step five and toss everything to mix together.
    Mix Everything
  •  Serve: Take serving plates and put some salad ( as per need) garnished with some chopped spring onion on top. The quantity of salad we made above can be served to 4-6 people easily. If you can’t finish it in one day, no worries, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Why Should You Try Publix Chicken Salad

When it comes to chicken salads, Publix is definitely a contender. This salad is one of the most popular items on their menu, and for good reason. It is loaded with flavor and contains fresh ingredients, crispy chicken chunks, and a creamy dressing that is sure to please. And most importantly it’s easy to make, all you need to marinate and fry the chicken, chop the veggies and fruits and toss in creamy sauce.

This salad is not only good for satisfying hunger but it’s also packed with nutrients that can improve your overall health. It is a great way to get your fiber and protein intake in balance while satisfying your taste buds. 

It also contains vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and folate. This salad is low in calories and has little fat content (4 grams), so it’s perfect for those trying to maintain their weight loss goals. Additionally, the lemon juice present in this dish helps to cleanse your digestive system and improve digestion overall.

Nutrition facts of Publix Chicken Salad

Serving6 people
Fat 20-gram 
Cholesterol 50 mg 
Sodium 500 mg
Carbohydrate 5 gram 
Protein 10-gram 


Publix chicken salad is one of the most popular items on their menu, and for good reason. It is loaded with flavor and contains high-quality ingredients that are perfect for mealtime. If you follow the simple seven steps we shared above, you will get the same taste as Publix. And if you want to make it healthier, reduce the chicken quantity and add some more fruits and vegetables. This versatile dish is sure to make you please once you taste it.

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