Skinny Mustard Chicken Salad
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Barefoot Contessa Mustard Chicken Salad Made Lighter

Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Mustard Chicken Salad made lighter with less mayonnaise and more broccoli!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 164
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups warm chopped cooked lean chicken (about 1-1/2 breasts)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half


  • Blanch the broccoli by filling a large bowl with ice water and bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook until crisp tender, 1 minute. Drain and place the broccoli in the ice water to cool. (This stops the cooking, sets the bright green color of the broccoli and makes it much more pleasant to eat.) Drain really, really well.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, yogurt, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, sherry vinegar, tarragon and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add enough dressing to the warm chopped chicken to moisten it well. Add the broccoli and cherry tomatoes and mix gently to combine.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours, giving the flavors time to develop.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before serving.
  • Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.

Recipe Notes

4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Barefoot Contessa Mustard Chicken Salad Made Lighter
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, picnic salad, potluck salad