Perfect Chicken Salad

gluten free low carb healthy chicken salad with walnuts apples and celery Perfect Chicken Salad

After much trial and error, I present to you my Perfect Chicken Salad. Why is it perfect, you ask? Besides tasting great, it is gluten free, mayo free, low carb and packed with nutrients. It’s also super easy and fast to make (even faster if you use leftover chicken!) and is a great lunch, dinner, or snack. Pack in container or plastic bag for a fast on-the-go meal.

I like this on top of cucumber slices or rolled up in lettuce leaves. It can top salad or be eaten alone.

Perfect Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 4-5 Chicken Breasts, cooked and cubed
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3 large stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, chopped (optional)
  • ½ to 1 cup plain, full fat yogurt
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP honey (optional)
  • garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil to taste
  • Lettuce or spinach
  1. Put chicken, walnuts, celery, and apple in bowl
  2. Add yogurt, honey, lemon juice and spices
  3. Mix until everything is eavenly coated
  4. Serve over lettuce or spinach or wrap in leaves or romaine for chicken-salad wraps

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Reader Comments

  1. Elizabethkvammen says

    Would you be able to suggest an alternative to the celery? We are not big fans and it’s the only thing that puts the kids off – they eat the rest, but pick around the celery lol. I also added bacon to it as we were a bit short on chicken :) 
    Gorgeous dressing! Many thanks for this recipe and your blog – been grain free for 5 days now and aside from a touch of carb-flu I feel great!! xx

  2. Yeager says

    What can I use in place of the yogurt?  I’m not supposed to have it because I tested to be too high in one of the cultures.

  3. Gia Geach says

    I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I just made this for the first time. It is GREAT! I don’t like “traditional” mayo-based chicken salad, so I really enjoy the light, sort of sweet flavor of this one. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

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