Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomato: Tasty Obsession

Hey there! Today I want to share my new favorite recipe – Chicken salad stuffed tomatoes. This bright combination packs a one-two punch of nutrition from the vitamin-rich tomatoes and protein-packed chicken salad.

Chicken salad stuffed tomato

I’ll walk you through step-by-step how to quickly chop the vegetables, cook the chicken, assemble the salad, and hollow out the tomatoes for stuffing. With fresh, high-quality ingredients, you don’t need fancy gadgets or tools to make this delicious dish.

In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a beautiful meal that looks almost too pretty to eat! But with the contrasting flavors and textures of cool chicken salad and fresh ripe tomatoes, I guarantee these will be an adventure! Let’s dive in then!

Ingredients and their benefits

I’m happy to share how easy it is to make it! The juicy tomatoes provide the perfect edible vessel to pair with the cool, creamy chicken mixture. Now let’s see how beneficial all the ingredients are.

Chicken salad stuffed tomato ingredients on the wooden board

Chicken breast

Slicing chicken breast

Chicken breast contains high-quality lean protein for building muscle, bone, and enzymes. It has less saturated fat than other meats. Chicken also provides a good amount of niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, and protein.

Beef Tomatoes

Tomatoes o  the wooden board

Beef tomatoes are one of the best dietary sources of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their vibrant red color. Lycopene has been tied to reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and inflammation. These large tomatoes also supply a hefty dose of vitamins A, C, and K.

In this recipe, I use small tomatoes, which also work perfectly.

Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is rich in probiotics that promote healthy gut function and digestion and has more protein than regular yogurt which keeps you feeling full and satisfied.

Bell pepper

Slicing bell pepper

Bell peppers especially pack a punch – they contain vitamin C, vitamin A, antioxidants, and plant nutrients.

Fresh parsley

Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K which supports bone and heart health. Also contains antioxidant properties that fight inflammation and provide antimicrobial oils that suppress bacteria/fungi growth.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomato: step-by-step

Oh man, this recipe takes me back to my childhood days at my mom’s place! She’d whip up the best-stuffed veggie dishes that looked so pretty on the plate. I’m talking plump little tomatoes filled with chicken or egg salad, and vibrant bell peppers overflowing with wholesome couscous or quinoa. Mm, so good.

Get all the ingredients ready

Chicken salad stuffed tomatoes

This recipe is so much fun to make, let’s get started!

Prep tomatoes

Grab ripe juicy tomatoes – I like to use big beefy boys for more chicken filling but cute little guys work too! Slice off the top and use a spoon to scoop out the insides.

Tomatoes cleaned from the inside

Dice the feeling

Get chicken diced up along with some bell pepper and red onion for crunch.

Mix all

Cook couscous and add it to your chicken, and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, smoked paprika (optional), and Greek yogurt. Mix it well with a spatula or a spoon.

Fill them up

Gently stuff tomatoes with your chicken salad mixture.

Time to serve

Serve and enjoy this amazing, delicious, and healthy dish!

Holding chicken salad stuffed tomato

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Recipe by Ksenija PecerskaCourse: Lunch, BrunchCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Medium


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These stuffed tomatoes offer a visually appealing and light option for lunch or as part of a summer meal. The creamy chicken salad pairs beautifully with the fresh, juicy tomato, creating a satisfying, balanced dish.


  • 4 Medium tomatoes

  • 120 grams Couscous

  • 120 grams of Chicken breast, cooked and cubed

  • 60 grams of Greek yogurt or plain yogurt

  • 40 grams of Bell pepper

  • 40 grams of Red onion

  • 5 grams of Fresh Parsley

  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Prepare the tomatoes: Carefully slice off the top of each tomato. Using a spoon, gently hollow out the insides, removing the seeds and pulp to create a clean shell. Set the tomato shells aside.
  • Make the chicken salad: In a bowl, mix the cubed chicken with mayonnaise and Greek yogurt until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stuff the tomatoes: Spoon the chicken salad mixture into the hollowed-out tomatoes. Fill them generously, allowing the mixture to mound slightly at the top.
  • Chill and serve: Place the stuffed tomatoes in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving. This helps the flavors meld together and makes the dish refreshing, especially in warm weather.


  • Add chopped celery or onion and fresh herbs to the chicken salad for extra flavor and crunch.


Here are creative ways to customize your chicken salad stuffed tomatoes with delicious add-ins and toppings:

Mix-Ins for Chicken Salad:

  • Diced fruit like apples or grapes adds sweetness and crunch
  • Toasted nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews provide texture
  • Shredded carrot or zucchini for extra veggie power
  • Sliced olives, raisins, and dried cranberries offer punchy flavors
  • Spices like cinnamon, curry powder, and paprika vary in flavors

Toppings Ideas:

  • Crumbled feta or shredded cheddar cheese for a savory accent
  • Fresh herbs like cilantro, dill, or parsley spice it up
  • Thinly sliced onions or peppers for crunch
  • Sautéed mushrooms for extra umami flavors
  • Microgreens load up on nutrients

Keep in mind, that loading up on too many mix-ins can quickly boost the calories. Here’s my suggestion: choose one or two elements from each category – sweet, salty, crunchy, and creamy. Maybe toasted almonds for crunch plus a sprinkle of dried cranberries for a subtle sweetness. Or even just a handful of microgreens on top to power-pack those vitamins while keeping calories in check.

Wrap Up

So there you have it, my easy step-by-step chicken salad stuffed tomato recipe!

This kind of recipe makes vegetables fun and delicious. With each bite, you get a burst of fresh crunch followed by a creamy, hearty filling. To this day I still use my mom’s trick of adding extra veggie goodness into meals, whether I’m making these Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes or just throwing some diced peppers into my morning omelette! Thanks, Mom!

Chicken salad stuffed tomatoes
Image by: Janis Pavulans

If you enjoyed this easy meal, take a look for some more low-calorie high-protein meal ideas! Or if you are just a beginner, check out my latest post on how to learn to cook like a chef.

Remember, one bite at a time, and have a great week!

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