Skinny Basil Chicken Salad Bites


Somebody’s got entertaining on the brain.

No, I’m not already planning my wedding — and don’t worry, once I am I won’t bore you with every little detail.

I’m thinking about all the fabulous summer events on the horizon. Now that I’m done with Saturday school, my schedule has opened up to pursue my heart’s true desire, ya know, besides nutrition, fitness, travel, love, and family, of course.

It’s hosting and toasting!

I absolutely love bringing friends together for any occasion I can muster up excitement over — you may recall Mr. Chow’s 1st birthday.

With my birthday, the 4th of July, and a girlfriend’s Bachelorette coming up, I’ve got big plans for the next month and easy apps are quickly filling up my Pinterest. So for the next few weeks, you can expect to find tons of Easy Summer Apps on my menu.


Last year, I came up with an awesome recipe for Skinny Chicken Salad, so I decided to adapt and repurpose it for today’s easy appetizer.


Skinny Basil Chicken Salad Bites



Skinny Chicken Salad (with basil)

1 Organic English Cucumber



1. Whip up your skinny chicken salad, but sub 1/8 C. of chopped fresh basil for the parsley and dill.


2. Cut up your cucumber and top with a heaping spoonful of chicken salad.


Total Calories: about 30 per bite (makes about 20)

I had these tasty little morsels for lunch yesterday…then again for dinner.

And while I was tempted to eat them for dessert as well, I decided to switch things up with my Blueberry Strawberry Sorbet.


Weigh In: What’s your favorite healthy summer appetizer?

*This post is linked to What I Ate Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday and Waste Not Want Not.


  1. These are such a fabulous idea and look so, so tasty! They’d make perfect little appetizers!
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…WIAW #43 – Lots of YumminessMy Profile

  2. SO cute! Love little bite sized treats. Perfect for parties!
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  3. My favourite app is spinach cheese dip. Not sure if it’s a summer app or not but…
    These look really good tho. Definitely something I could take to weekly wine nights with my girls.
    Thanks for sharing!
    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted…Tired eyes: Prevention, protection and home remediesMy Profile

  4. My favorite summer app is corn salsa, especially when the corn has been grilled on the cob 🙂 This chicken salad on cucumber will make a great post workout snack, thanks for sharing!
    Stacey recently posted…What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile

  5. Those bites look so delicious and perfect for little parties. Your wedding planning won’t be boring so definitely share away when the time comes :)) I want to make that sorbet too! YUM

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  6. Yum – this would be a perfect summer lunch – gonna have to make them soon!!
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  7. YUM! Pinned 🙂 These look delish.
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