This keto chicken salad is my family's all-time favorite. This recipe is incredibly quick and slightly old-fashioned, but it is without a doubt exceptionally delicious. Loaded with chicken, celery, parsley, onion, and bell pepper, this salad makes for a nutritionally perfect and filling lunch or dinner.
Not sure how to serve a keto chicken salad? Whether you choose to eat it with a fork or wrap it up inside a lettuce leaf, this low-carb chicken salad will amaze you with how much flavor it has. You can even make a quick microwave keto bread to go with this chicken salad.
Read on to learn the basics of making this easy and simple low-carb chicken salad. You’ll be able to make it in less than 30 minutes for your whole family to enjoy.
Here's What You'll Need
Believe it or not, this keto chicken salad recipe is the easiest and tastiest one you'll ever find. It is insanely simple to make and requires only seven ingredients: chicken, celery, onion, bell pepper, parsley, mayonnaise, and mustard.
Even though I like to add lots of different herbs and spices to my recipes, I think that this one doesn't need any. Just by adding some salt and pepper, you'll see how the salad becomes incredibly flavorful.
You can use any chicken part for this recipe. But if I don't have any chicken leftovers, I simply cook a small chicken breast in some water for this low-carb salad. Then, I use a food processor to shred the chicken. You can do it by hand, but I like the texture that I get after running the cooked chicken through a food processor.
When it comes to choosing the mayonnaise for the keto chicken salad, I always go with a low-carb one. There are many great options, but my favorite one is Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise. It is very delicious and made of avocado oil, which is why I almost always go with it.
Ingredients to Mix and Match
Usually, all chicken salads are low-carb by nature. However, you must be careful with the ingredients that you add. Ingredients such as grapes, cranberries, and apples should never be added to a keto chicken salad since they are high in carbs and therefore can mess everything up.
But, of course, there are some low-carb ingredients that you can mix and match for this keto chicken salad. Here are some of the low-carb ingredients that you can add to your chicken salad:
- Red onion
- Mozzarella cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Sesame seeds
If you decide to add some of these ingredients to this keto chicken salad recipe, remember to include the nutritional value of the ingredient. For example, if you also choose to add bacon, the final result of this salad will be slightly higher in calories and fat.
Another reason why I love this keto chicken salad is that you can make it in advance. It stores well, and I've noticed that it turns out even more delicious after being refrigerated for a while. You can keep this low-carb salad in the fridge for up to seven days.
I have never tried freezing this salad, but I think it isn't necessary. You can always cook some chicken breast beforehand, then shred and freeze it to have this ingredient always ready for making the salad.
If you think that the only way to serve this keto chicken salad is on a plate and to eat it with a fork, you're completely wrong. There are many serving options that you can try with this salad to make eating it fun all the time.
My favorite option is to simply wrap the chicken salad into lettuce. I like the crunch that the lettuce gives, and it makes this salad taste even better.
Another option that you can try is to serve it on top of microwave keto cheese bread. It’ll take you only a minute to make it. And you won't believe it, but you'll need only three ingredients for this: an egg, olive oil, and some mozzarella cheese.
Simply mix together one egg, one teaspoon of olive oil, and three tablespoons of mozzarella cheese. Please everything in a small mug and microwave for about 90 seconds. Wait a minute to let it cool down. Then, cut it in half and place the keto chicken salad inside.
Here are some other low-carb options that you can try:
- Stuff the salad inside a tomato
- Top off the chicken salad with some low-carb nachos
- Slice a cucumber and spread it over the slices
- Place the salad on top of a slice of the keto feta bread
- Make low-carb cheese shell tacos with the salad inside
Easy Keto Chicken Salad
- 6 oz chicken breast cooked and shredded
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 oz bell pepper chopped
- 2 tbsp parsley chopped
- 3 tbsp keto mayonnaise
- 1 tsp mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Shred the cooked chicken breast in a food processor.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the shredded chicken breast with the chopped celery, onion, bell pepper, and parsley.
- Add the keto mayonnaise and mustard, then season the salad with some salt and pepper. Stir everything together and serve any preferred way.