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Paleo Chicken Salad Recipe

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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!
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307
Author Lindsay Viker


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


  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free yogurt (we used Kite Hill)
  • 1.5 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

Lettuce Cups

  • Butter lettuce
  • green onions optional


  • 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