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Whole30 Chicken Salad - This paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free Whole30 chicken salad is super easy! Only 6 ingredients and can be made with canned chicken. A great cold portable lunch option!

This 6-ingredient chicken salad is one of my fast and easy #whole30lunch go-tos! Great to pack for lunch on the go and delicious in a butter lettuce wrap, on a bed of lettuce like a salad or just straight up. Really need it to come together quickly? Use canned chicken, as there are multiple compliant brands. If I’m cooking chicken breasts, it’s fast and easy in your Instant Pot – steam for 10 minutes, and then shred with your Kitchen Aid or hand mixer. I also use my little Ninja chopper to quickly and finely dice my celery and onion. Such a great fast protein option that (if you have a cooler) travels well too – it goes with us on many of our adventures!

 

Whole30 Chicken Salad - This paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free Whole30 chicken salad is super easy! Only 6 ingredients and can be made with canned chicken. A great cold portable lunch option!

Whole30 Chicken Salad

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 5 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken can use canned
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 10-12 grapes quartered
  • 1/3 cup compliant mayo* enough to hold it together
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix chicken, celery, onion, nuts, and grapes in a medium bowl. Add mayo until it reaches your desired moisture and salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

*Click here for my easy 5-Minute Mayo recipe! All ingredients on this one can be adjusted slightly to personal taste.

11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so quick and easy. We use this as one of our “take along” meals for road trips or day trips. Pair it with her homemade Mayo recipe and it’s amazing and even more budget friendly.

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    • I agree – great for trips and can be so budget-friendly. Thank you!

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  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Used chunky chicken this time, will try with shredded next time for a different texture! Yum!

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    • Happy you enjoyed it, thank you!

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  3. 5 stars
    We make this at least every other week…so easy and kids love it! I add a little dill and the juice of half a lemon as well. We have also used apples when we were out of grapes. Last week we used both! Thanks again! .

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    • I love that this is a kid win too, my favorite kind of win! And great notes on other flavors you’ve enjoyed in this, thank you!

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  4. 5 stars
    This is such an easy and budget friendly meal! I used Primal Kitchen’s pesto mayo for an added flavour. All of the flavours together are magical and I seriously look forward to making this on butter lettuce “wraps”. I’ve had it for the past two weeks and am planning it on making it again this week! This time I will try the canned chicken for an added budget friendly way. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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    • I’m so happy you have been loving this on repeat! What a delicious idea to do this with the pesto mayo, yummm. Thank you!

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    • This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and served it on slices of cucumber. My kids liked it too. Will definitely be adding this into my rotation!

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      • I’m so happy this is one you want to put on the rotation, thank you!

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  5. 5 stars
    So good! Very light and fluffy!

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