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Chickpea and Chicken Salad – Easy Lunch Idea!

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Make this easy Garbanzo Chicken Salad for a quick and healthy school lunch or after-school snack. Serve in a pita or on your favorite bread. This recipe will quickly become a family favorite! From https://www.babaganosh.org

Make this easy Chickpea and Chicken Salad for a quick and healthy school lunch or after-school snack. Serve in a pita, wrap, in a sandwich, or with crackers and a tall glass of iced tea…. Perfect!

This recipe will quickly become a family favorite!

chicken chickpea salad in a bowl

This recipe was brought to you in partnership with Randall Beans, who asked me to come up with an easy kid-friendly Back-to-School Salad using their chickpeas products.

A fun twist on chicken salad

This is one of my FAVORITE chicken salad recipes (and we make chicken salad a lot, so that’s saying something). The reason I love this chicken salad is that it has chickpeas in it, which almost doubles the size of the salad and adds lots of healthy fiber to the salad.

The chickpeas make this salad so pleasant to eat with their soft texture.

love adding garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to chicken salad because it makes a delicious, filling chicken salad that doesn’t have just chicken in it.

Other easy recipes using cooked chicken: Savory Chicken Crepes, Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Ciabatta

Make this easy Garbanzo Chicken Salad for a quick and healthy school lunch or after-school snack. Serve in a pita or on your favorite bread. This recipe will quickly become a family favorite! From https://www.babaganosh.org

Add in some crunchy celery, juicy grapes, flavorful herbs, and scallions to give this salad an awesome texture and lots of fresh flavor. It’s perfect for both kids and adults.

The dressing for this chicken salad couldn’t be easier: just a little mayo and lemon juice for flavor.

I always recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice because it has the freshest flavor. I love my lemon squeezer from oxo, which makes it super easy and fun to juice a lemon – I use it almost daily and it’s held up for over 10 years! You can get it here, if your local store doesn’t have it or you don’t want to go looking for it in stores.

This chickpea and chicken salad a great healthy lunch or after-school snack. It can also be a very satisfying dinner if the salad is stuffed into a pita or piled on top of some rye bread (or whatever your favorite bread is!). 

chicken chickpea salad in a bowl with a fork next to it

I hope you get a chance to make this chicken and chickpea salad! If you do, please take a picture and tag me on Instagram or Facebook. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

Looking for more easy snacks and salads?

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don’t forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

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chickpea chicken salad in a bowl
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Back to School Garbanzo Chicken Salad

Make this easy Chickpea and Chicken Salad for a quick and healthy school lunch or after-school snack. Serve in a pita or on your favorite bread. This recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 large snack portions
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast shredded or diced into ½ inch pieces (rotisserie chicken or 10-oz cans chicken works great here)
  • 1 14-oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup seedless grapes halved
  • 1 stalk diced celery diced (about 1/2 - 1 cup)
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Optional: Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge before serving. Serve as a salad or as a sandwich in some pita or over your favorite bread.

Notes

The nutrition facts estimated do not include extra salt or bread or crackers for serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Back to School Garbanzo Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 175mg7%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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