Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? A picnic lunch for the weekend? Or maybe even a salad to prep for your office lunches? Look no further! This chicken salad is light and healthy, but packed with flavor! It is both Paleo and Whole30 compliant. I love tossing this together after a busy day at work, and we always have leftovers for lunches the next day!
This chicken salad will feed a family of 4-5 people, or make some awesome leftovers! One of the great things about making a chicken salad, is that you can get creative and make it your own! If you don't like celery, leave it out. If you prefer bell peppers, toss 'em in! You can mix and match different fruits, veggies, and nuts to make a combination that you love. I have found that the ingredients I list below are my favorite, and they make an amazing salad every time! I usually serve this chicken salad over a bed of fresh, crisp romaine lettuce. Another great idea would be to bring it to a party with some paleo crackers!
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Tips: I cook my chicken breasts in the oven at 350° for about 25-30 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Make sure you let your chicken rest for at least 15 minutes after cooking, so that the juices drain and it is easier to chop.
To save on time, I sometimes cook my chicken ahead of time, and dice it up, along with the grapes, celery, and pecans. (Not the apple though - it may brown, and I prefer it crisp and fresh right before tossing into the salad.) I usually cook my chicken, and cut up the grapes, celery, and pecans in the morning, before I leave for work. That way when I get home in the evening, I can easily toss it all together and it's ready in no time!
I meal prep a jar of homemade mayo every week, so that I have it on hand. If you're in a pinch, you could also use Primal Kitchen mayo, which has clean ingredients, and is Whole30 compliant.
Hey y'all! Growing up in the South, the traditions, lifestyle and personality have always spoken to me. I am dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the holistic food, drink, and culture of the world through the eyes of a true Southern belle.