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Chicken Salad

This Chicken Salad recipe is super easy to make with rotisserie chicken, celery, compliant mayo, red onion, sliced almonds and lemon juice. Takes less than 10 minutes for the perfect healthy light lunch or snack. It's low carb, paleo, keto and Whole30 compliant.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado lunch recipe, chicken salad, chicken salad recipe, classic chicken salad, easy school lunches kid, keto salad, leftover chicken, lunch salad, paleo, tuna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 404 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 cups cooked chicken , chopped (leftover or rotisserie)
  • 1/4 cup celery , diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 ripe avocado , cut into small chunks,
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2/3 cup Keto / Whole30 compliant mayonnaise , homemade or Primal Kitchen (can also sub with Greek yogurt if not Whole30, Paleo or keto)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • fine sea salt or pink salt and freshly cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds , optional


  1. SHRED OR CHOP CHICKEN: Add chicken to a large bowl and shred with two forks or chop on a cutting board. You can also use your stand mixer to shred the chicken on medium.

  2. PREP THE VEGGIES: Chop the onion, celery, parsley and avocado.

  3. COMBINE INGREDIENTS: Add the chicken, chopped veggies, mayo, Dijon, fresh lemon, salt and black pepper to a large bowl and use a fork or spoon to toss and combine. Fold in almond, if using.

  4. SEASON: Taste and adjust seasonings by adding more salt, pepper and Dijon mustard to taste.

  5. ENJOY RIGHT AWAY: You can eat it straight out of the bowl or chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

  6. TO CHILL IN THE FRIDGE: Cover with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container with a lid and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 3 days.

  7. SERVE: Serve over a salad, in lettuce wraps or stuffed in avocados for a Whole30, Paleo or Low Carb version.

    FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE DIETARY CONCERNS: Make chicken salad sandwiches using your favorite croissants or keto bread.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.