Keto Chicken Salad is a staple in our house. Enjoy it with a fork, on top of a salad, or as lettuce wraps.
This easy keto chicken salad recipe only uses a handful of ingredients and it's simple to make.
Keto Chicken Salad Recipe
We are big fans of this keto chicken salad recipe. We tend to make up a batch and keep it in the refrigerator for lunches.
It's also a go-to for when we are on road trips or enjoying lunch on a hike. You can serve it with a keto wrap or keto tortilla but we love enjoying it with a fork or on top of a bed of greens.
Is chicken keto?
Yes, chicken is naturally keto. Sometimes stores prepare chicken or add ingredients (especially to sauces) that may container sugar.
Please be sure to check in ingredients if you are purchasing chicken that is already prepared or chicken that includes a sauce.
Is chicken salad keto?
If you add low carb ingredients, yes, chicken salad is keto. Some people add sugar, or use a mayonnaise that includes sugar.
Make sure to use high quality, keto friendly ingredients when you make chicken salad keto.
Ingredients in Keto Chicken Salad
There are only a handful of ingredients in keto chicken salad but they all add flavor or texture. This keto chicken salad is made with cooked chicken, mayo, Dijon, red onion, salt, and dill.
If you're not a fan of dill, you can leave it out.
How to make keto chicken salad
If you don't have cooked chicken, you'll need to cook a couple of chicken breasts, chop them up, and let them cool. Once the chicken is cool mix in the other ingredients.
We often use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to make this low carb chicken salad.
Give it a taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
This tastes best after it’s had at least an hour to chill out in the fridge, but you can eat it right away if you’re in a hurry. Store tightly covered for 3-5 days.
Is mayonnaise keto?
Yes, mayonnaise is keto friendly. Make sure to check labels as some mayo brands include sugar. Look for a high quality, sugar free mayonnaise. The good news is that you can have mayonnaise on a keto diet.
Low Carb Chicken Salad
Everything in this chicken salad recipe is low carb, but traditionally chicken salad is served between two slices of bread.
You can still serve this low carb chicken salad between two slices of keto bread, on a keto wrap or in a lettuce wrap.
We often like to enjoy this chicken salad with pork rinds or cheese crisps.
Keto Friendly Mayonnaise
If you love mayo make sure to check labels to ensure it's keto friendly. Mayo is made from eggs, salt, mustard, oil, and an acid. Some brands add sugar.
A few of our favorite keto friendly mayo's are Chosen Foods and Primal Kitchen Mayo.
Can you freeze chicken salad?
Are you wonder can you freeze chicken salad? Yes, you can freeze it. The mayo may separate a little and the texture may change slightly, but it is still yummy and safe to eat.
You can always add other ingredients to switch up this low carb chicken salad or to give it an additional crunch. Sometimes we add thinly sliced celery or some chopped olives.
You can always add additional spices like garlic powder or onion powder to fancy it up a bit.
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- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (about 4 cups)
- ½ cup mayonnaise (or more if you like)
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried dill (or more if you like)
- Add everything to a bowl and stir it until it's well combined.
- If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Store covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
- Make sure you use a sugar-free mayonnaise
- You can add more or less mayo to fit your preference.
- Serve this keto chicken salad with keto bread, keto crackers, keto wraps, lettuce wraps, pork rinds, cheese crisps, or enjoy it with a fork.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: ½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.