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The Best Homemade Chicken Salad

An easy to make delicious chicken salad. Serve with greens. Alone, this recipe is Paleo-Whole 30- Keto compliant. Of course you can serve on bread if desired. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lunch recipe, light recipe, summer recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


Dicing everything the same size makes for a prettier salad

  • two cups home cooked or rotisserie chicken cooled and diced 1/2"
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers 1/2"
  • 1/2 cup purple grapes quartered so you get more sweet in each bite! (keto you can skip if desired)
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted pistachios or your favorite nut!
  • mayonnaise to taste (homemade recipe linked above)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • sea salt pepper to taste
  • Optional: greens avocados


For chicken salad:

  1. Combine all ingredients except avocado and greens (if using) and stir with desired amount of mayonnaise. Add sea salt and pepper to taste if needed. 
  2. Serve alone, place on a bed of greens, or scoop into half an avocado