Keto Chicken Salad

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Keto chicken salad is a low-carb recipe that can be enjoyed by itself or with any number of healthy food choices.

A good way to use leftover chicken, you can make this in just 10 minutes!

An avocado stuffed with chicken salad.

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About this

This low-carb lunch is a mainstay in our kitchen. It’s almost like a member of the family. It’s one of our favorite ways to use leftover chicken. Depending on how you make it, chicken salad can easily be kept as a gluten-free and grain-free recipe as well.

What’s in it?

Ingredients for chicken salad in a mixing bowl.

You can even use a rotisserie chicken with this.

Other delicious flavors for this easy lunch can include chopped-up fresh basil, oregano, or even thyme for a more savory flavor.

Once you mix the shortlist of ingredients, just add a couple of cups of shredded chicken to the bowl, and mix. It’s that simple.

How to make it

A bowl of shredded chicken and other ingredients.
  1. Start with some chicken. You can roast your own, use a rotisserie chicken, or even use some from a can (which Scott loves but I can’t bring myself to try.)
  2. Shred it up in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the other ingredients.
  4. Combine the shredded chicken with the mayonnaise mixture and stir it together.

Once everything is mixed together for this healthy salad idea, seal it up and let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving. This will give all the ingredients a little time to become friends and make your salad tasted even better

Pro cooking tip

Be sure the chicken is completely cool before mixing this all together. For food safety reasons, never leave chicken sit out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.

If you are making your chicken, cook it until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°.

Substitutions and variations

One of the beautiful thing about chicken salad is all of the things you can add to it, and in many cases, still keep it as a keto recipe.

Some keto-friendly additives include:

If you don’t want to use mayonnaise, Greek yogurt is an excellent substitution for this.

Store it for later

You can keep this in the fridge for up to a week, but it’s very unlikely it will last that long. It’s usually gone by the next day at our house.

A bowl of keto chicken salad.

How to eat it

Remember how I mentioned to you that this keto recipe is extremely versatile? I wasn’t kidding.

Eat it out of the bowl (I won’t judge), use it as a stuffing for avocadoes, or tomatoes, or turn it into a beautiful and delicious low-carb wrap.

A plate of chicken salad wraps and a dish of grapes.

Not everyone in my house is on a low-carb diet. But that’s alright.

Our kids are huge sandwich eaters, and this recipe makes the best chicken salad sandwiches you can imagine.

I love using some whole grain bread when packing these in their lunch bags; they don’t even know it’s a healthy lunch!

A stack of chicken sandwiches.

I hope you give this healthy food idea a try. You’ll be amazed at its ease and taste. One more thing: Don’t forget dessert! Check out our amazing Keto Cheesecake!

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Common questions

What can I add to store-bought chicken salad?

If you don’t want to make your own, you can pick some of this up from your grocery deli. I suggest you jazz it up with some chopped bacon, cashews, raisins, or a little curry powder.

How long will chicken salad stay good?

The FDA recommends that you not eat this beyond 3 to 5 days. Be sure to store it in an air-tight container in your refrigerator at 40° F. or less.

What goes with this?

Sangria made with vodka is a great, low-carb beverage to wash this down with!

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Keto Chicken Salad

4.88 from 16 votes
This low-carb chicken salad is a delicious leftover chicken recipe that makes great keto wraps or sandwiches too! We found this recipe on Wholesome Yum.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 4


  • 3 cups Chicken, Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Dill, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, chipped
  • 1/4 cup Green onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, dill, and parsley in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • Add the chicken and stir in the green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  • Cover and chill for two hours before serving, for optimal flavor.



Macro Percentage Breakdown:
  • Calories: 284
  • Carbs: 0%
  • Proteitn 23%
  • Fat 73%


Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 0g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 234mg, Potassium: 187mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 195IU, Vitamin C: 2.6mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. This KETO CHICKEN SALAD really looks delicious! I am currently on a keto diet and I am looking for the best food for me! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. What a simple and delicious sounding chicken salad! Perfect to bring to picnics in these upcoming months! Thanks so much for sharing :).

  3. 5 stars
    This salad sounds so good with all the healthy ingredients, perfect for warmer days or al fresco dining.

  4. 5 stars
    Your keto chicken salad looks super delicious! I love chicken salad sandwiches and so does everyone in my family! Will have to try your recipe real soon!