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Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Perfect Lunch for at Home or on the Go!

chicken salad

Chicken Salad is such a common recipe - whether you're bringing it to a pot luck, eating it for lunch, or grabbing it for a mid afternoon snack, it's one of the most versatile and adaptable recipes out there!

Here's our basic Keto version. We love the pecans and celery for a little extra flavor and crunch! Add your favorites, or just eat it this way! Enjoy!

Kitchen Items You'll Need:

This is a super basic recipe! Nothing special - just measure a few ingredients, then add it to a bowl and mix it up! 

Chicken Salad Ingredients

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • Chicken

  • Celery

  • Green Onion

  • Pecans (chopped)

  • Mayo

  • Mustard

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

  • Bacon bits

  • Dill

  • Chopped pickles

  • Whatever you'd like! (check the carbs)

The Keto Dad Tips and Tricks

  • I love to cook the chicken in the instant pot with poultry seasoning - super easy and it shreds well. You can cook it any way you like though! Adding the extra seasoning when you cook it gives it great flavor!

  • Shred or dice the chicken - whichever you prefer!

  • Make it a little in advance and let it sit in the fridge for all the flavors to mix together

  • Watch your additional add-ins. Grapes might be tasty, but can add a lot of carbs and sugar fast!

  • Want a little variety? You can even heat your chicken salad up and serve it warm on toasted 90 second bread!


  • 3 Cups chopped or shredded chicken

  • 1 Cup chopped celery

  • 3 T chopped green onions

  • 1/4 Cup chopped pecans

  • 1 1/4 Cup Mayo

  • 3 T Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper

Serves: 6
Calories: 449, Fat: 37g, Carbs: 1g, Fiber: 1g (Net Carbs 0), Protein: 18g

Watch The Keto Dad Make this Recipe!

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