This keto-approved healthy chicken salad is perfect as a super-fast snack or a full meal. Its healthy, absolutely delicious, and very fast to make. If you aren’t afraid of carbs, toast the bread and make a sandwich. This healthy chicken salad works great in a lettuce wrap, too. To save time buy a rotisserie chicken ahead of time to save you from having to cook. You can use the rest of the chicken for other meals during the week.
Wait, isn’t mayo unhealthy?
Contrary to popular belief, mayonnaise isn’t unhealthy. Mayo is simply a mixture of oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. Depending on your diet it can actually be considered good for you. The Ketogenic diet, for example, is based on the principle that eating very few carbs and good high fat is overall beneficial for your health. The big caveat here is that you need to make sure to find a mayo at the store that is not highly processed and loaded with low-quality oils. My favorite clean mayo is Primal Kitchen Mayo with Avocado Oil.
What are some other ingredients that go great in this healthy chicken salad?
There are so many fantastic ingredients that complement this healthy chicken salad beyond what I put in this recipe. A few other ideas are avocado, grapes, green apple slices, and walnuts. The famous “Waldorf Salad” is pretty much what I just described. It’s delicious!
If you like this healthy chicken salad be sure to check out these other recipes on my blog:
- Healthy Avocado and Pesto Grilled Cheese
- Zucchini Pizza Bites
Keto Chicken Salad
- 5 oz rotisserie chicken
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise I use Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
- 1 celery stalk diced
- 2 tbsp red onion diced
- 1 tbsp jalapeño diced (optional)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- Chop about 5 ounces of rotisserie chicken (use any parts of chicken you like but remove skin) into bite sized pieces and add to a medium mixing bowl with rest of ingredients. Mix well.
- You can serve this as a sandwich, salad or just eat on its own.