This paleo chicken salad recipe is our go-to recipe for a quick and easy meal! The combination of chicken, celery, red onion, grapes, apples, and crunchy almonds creates an addicting yet healthy filling. Plus, we have included a healthy dressing so you can enjoy this with no guilt! Serve this chicken salad with lettuce cups, paleo bread, or enjoy it on its own. 

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Make this recipe ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for meal prep when you have a busy week ahead of you. This chicken salad is completely customizable so you’re able to use what you have on hand, saving you time and a trip to the store! All that saved time definitely makes this a win-win in our book. (That and the fact that it is downright delicious.)

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Paleo Chicken Salad Recipe Tips:

  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding paprika, cumin, turmeric, or even red pepper flakes to the dressing.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • Serve with paleo crackers for an added meal component.

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Paleo Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken salad gets a bad wrap for being a calorie heavy dish, but we created a healthy, lighter version that tastes just as good (if not better) than the original!


Yield: 4 servings
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Chicken Salad

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, (about 2 chicken breasts)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 apple, diced (we used honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved


Lettuce Cups


  • In a large bowl combine all of the chicken salad ingredients. Mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing over the chicken salad mixture and toss until everything is coated.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour to chill.
  • To serve, place ½ cup of the chicken salad in a butter lettuce leaf and sprinkle with green onion if desired.
Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 434mg, Potassium: 423mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 82IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 58mg, Iron: 2mg
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paleo chicken salad recipe