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Keto Chicken Salad

This keto chicken salad recipe is easy, delicious, and super simple! With just the basics, you can customize this to be the chicken salad of your dreams!

Keto Chicken Salad

KETO CHICKEN SALAD INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

  • 3 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

After you have all of that, you’re set and ready to cook!

HOW TO MAKE KETO CHICKEN SALAD

  1. Place the 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a slow-cooker (or Instant Pot with slow-cook function)
  2. Pour over chicken stock and cook on low for 5 hours
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and place into a large mixing bowl, leaving stock behind
  4. Using forks, shred the chicken and place into the refrigerator; chill for at least two hours, stirring chicken occasionally to chill through
  5. After the chicken is chilled, stir in mayonnaise and add salt and pepper, to taste
  6. Add any extra ingredients, stirring well to mix
  7. Eat and enjoy!
Keto Chicken Salad

INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO THIS CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

As mentioned above, the goal of this recipe was to be really simple so you can make it exactly as you want it.

As you probably know, there seem to be endless variations on chicken salad recipes with every added ingredient known to man.

Here are some keto-friendly ingredients you may decide to add to this keto chicken salad recipe.

  • Chopped pecans
  • Almond slivers
  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chili garlic sauce (for extra spice)
  • Yellow mustard

Do note, if you decide to use any of these additions, you’ll have to redo the nutritional calculations as they will add calories and in some case, minimal carbohydrates.

A FEW THINGS NOT TO ADD TO YOUR CHICKEN…

While adding things to this recipe is perfectly fine, there are a few things you might be used to in chicken salad that should not be added due to their sugar content.

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Craisins
  • Sugar (some recipes call for this to be added)
  • Carrots
  • Sriracha
Keto Chicken Salad

WHAT “CRUNCH” CAN BE USED WITH THIS?

Truly, the answer to this is up to you. The easiest and most widely used crunch would be pork rinds.

Of course, if you can find the pork rinds made fresh, they are absolutely amazing!

There are other options out there, such as cheese crisps, and keto crackers. If you have a favorite crunch, either made or bought, use it with this recipe.

There is really no wrong answer here, just use what you like the best!

STORING LEFTOVER CHICKEN SALAD

Storing your leftover low carb chicken salad is super easy and simple!

As we always suggest, use glass storage containers for containers that are not only versatile but can be used in the oven and microwave as well to reheat, if the food calls for it.

Obviously, you can use whatever storage containers you may have on hand.

Place the leftovers into the refrigerator where they can stay for 4 – 5 days. If you don’t eat them within that timeframe, it’s probably best to discard them

Keto Chicken Salad

WHAT TO EAT WITH LOW-CARB CHICKEN SALAD

There are tons of things you can eat with chicken salad. This recipe is meant to be super simple so you can make it exactly how you want it, so it might depend on what you add as to what you want to eat with it.

Here are a few recipe ideas for you.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE CHICKEN SALAD

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Keto Chicken Salad


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Keto Chicken Salad

Keto Chicken Salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes

This keto chicken salad recipe is easy, delicious, and super simple! With just the basics, you can customize this to be the chicken salad of your dreams!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a slow-cooker (or Instant Pot with slow-cook function)
  2. Pour over chicken stock and cook on low for 5 hours
  3. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and place into a large mixing bowl, leaving stock behind
  4. Using forks, shred the chicken and place into the refrigerator; chill for at least two hours, stirring chicken occasionally to chill through
  5. After the chicken is chilled, stir in mayonnaise and add salt and pepper, to taste
  6. Add any extra ingredients, stirring well to mix
  7. Eat and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 410Total Fat 31gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 27g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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Elsa

Thursday 1st of October 2020

I love adding curry to this dish, it tastes amazing. It's called kip curry in Belgium and Holland.

Logan Childress

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Elsa,

Sounds delicious!