Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are a simple, gluten-free twist on a chicken salad sandwich. They’re made with Greek Yogurt and with apples and they’re super easy to make ahead. They make a delicious healthy lunch or game day appetizer!

It’s nice to have a healthy, delicious option up your sleeve that’s super quick and delicious to put together, yet satisfying to eat. Bonus points if it’s gluten-free! Meet Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are a simple, gluten-free twist on a chicken salad sandwich. They're made with Greek Yogurt and with apples and they're super easy to make ahead. They make a delicious healthy lunch or appetizer!

Chicken salad is one of my favorite things to bring to work for lunch. It is so quick and easy to put together and very satisfying. I like to prepare the shredded chicken in my slow cooker in advance and freeze it in one cup portions to make my life easier. I think the components of an excellent chicken salad are chicken that you cooked (none of this canned chicken nonsense!), crisp celery for crunch, sweet/tart apples, some tasty herbs and seasonings to give it a little something extra, a bit of mayo and some greek yogurt to bind it all together and lemon juice to brighten everything up.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are a simple, gluten-free twist on a chicken salad sandwich. They're made with Greek Yogurt and with apples and they're super easy to make ahead. They make a delicious healthy lunch or appetizer!

While this is always delicious as a sandwich with some fresh lettuce and tomato, I like to take the healthiness factor a step further and hollow out tomatoes to serve the chicken salad in. Not only if it extra healthy, but it’s so pretty and easy to make ahead of time.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are a simple, gluten-free twist on a chicken salad sandwich. They're made with Greek Yogurt and with apples and they're super easy to make ahead. They make a delicious healthy lunch or appetizer!

You can use large tomatoes or small Campari tomatoes (which are a bit bigger than cherry tomatoes) for a great appetizer to pass. This would be the perfect light lunch to serve to a group along with salad like this one or a nice cup of soup like this. I like to prepare the chicken salad and hollow out the tomatoes the night before so that all I have to do is stuff them the next day.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are a simple, gluten-free twist on a chicken salad sandwich. They're made with Greek Yogurt and with apples and they're super easy to make ahead. They make a delicious healthy lunch or appetizer!

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Source: The Life Jolie

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 large stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 single serving container of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. of dill
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Tomatoes, tops removed and hollowed out (this fills about 2-4 larger tomatoes like beefsteak or around 20 Campari tomatoes)- If the tomatoes won’t sit flat, take a very sharp knife and take a thin layer off of the bottom to help it stay put- be careful too keep it thin so you don’t create a hole in the bottom of the tomato.

Mix the first 9 ingredients well. Taste them as you go along and tweak the seasonings to your taste.

Carefully stuff the tomatoes with chicken salad. If they won’t stand up without falling, slice a very thing slice off of the bottom to flatten and create a base (be careful not to take off too much!).

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    Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life
    February 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Hi there! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real tonight. Your recipe caught my eye. I do love chicken salad and your tomato presentation is really beautiful. What a great idea for a ladies luncheon.
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      Jessy
      February 20, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Thank you- I actually added the tomato into the mix entirely for the purpose of presenting it in a pretty way when some ladies in my family joined us for lunch. Prior to that it was all bread. Thank you for stopping by!

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    aimee fauci
    February 20, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I’ve never had anything like this! It looks amazing. Linking up from Home Matters Linky PArty.

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      Jessy
      February 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you- it’s easier than it looks- I hope you enjoy 🙂

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    casey
    February 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    This looks delicious, we cant wait to make this! Yum

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      Jessy
      February 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Debbie W.
    February 21, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Chicken salad one of my summer favorites. Have the nieces and nephews and grandkids over and it’s a hit. I put grapes in mine and will make two – one with pecans and one without out. I may try yours. It looks sooooo good right now.
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      Jessy
      February 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      It’s one of my favorites in every season- I would totally make it with grapes as well, yum! I’ve had it with almonds at a restaurant before and loved that, I bet it would be delish with pecans. I hope you enjoy!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)
    February 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday 🙂
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      Jessy
      February 22, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you, it is pretty tasty.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    angie
    February 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    love light meals like this so super yummy
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      Jessy
      February 22, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you- I do too 🙂

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    Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
    February 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Yum! This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
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      Jessy
      February 23, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words 🙂

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    Cydnee Knoth
    February 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    What a perfect light lunch or meal. I love salads inside tomatoes. Delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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      Jessy
      February 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you for the kind words- I’mm all for the edible vessel for food- pretty, useful and delicious. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Theresa @DearCreatives
    February 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try your recipe. This would be great in the spring as it warms up! & in summer with fresh tomatoes. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Hope to see you again soon!! Shared…
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      Jessy
      February 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you and I hope you enjoy! My only regret is that I had to work with winter tomatoes, I know this will be even better in the summer.

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    Jann Olson
    February 25, 2015 at 12:22 am

    I sometimes make a tuna stuffed tomato for lunch when I have garden tomatoes, but this sound delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Pinned. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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      Jessy
      February 25, 2015 at 10:23 am

      I love tuna- that would also be an excellent lunch! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Jenny @ Women With Intention
    February 25, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Beautiful photography 🙂 (and it looks really tasty, too)! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays!
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      Jessy
      February 25, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Thank you so much- I’m learning as I go 🙂

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    Jann Olson
    February 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Jolie, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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      Jessy
      February 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      That’s really awesome, thank you!

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