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Chicken Salad (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Recipe adapted from: Good Dinner Mom

Chicken Salad 3


  • Approximately 2½ cups of diced chicken from 1 rotisserie chicken, light and dark meat
  • 1 to 2 cups red seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 3 green onions, green stalk included, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, including leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup of bread & butter pickles, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, minced
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of ground mustard seed
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup compliant mayonnaise
  • Juice of one small lemon
  • Kosher salt to taste, about ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Dice pieces of chicken from the rotisserie into bite-size cubes, making sure to use dark meat as well as the breast meat.
    If you have a good amount of chicken leftover after cutting the pieces for this recipe, save the remaining chicken and bones to stew into chicken soup, or to make chicken stock.
  2. Combine all other ingredients with the chicken in a large bowl and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper as needed. If you like your chicken salad wet, you can add more mayonnaise.
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving, or make the day prior. The flavors are even better the next day.
  4. Eat as is, or place on a bed of lettuce, or wrapped in bibb lettuce. I like to add broken plantain chips as a garnish for extra crunch.

    Make it Kid-Friendly

  • My kids LOVE this salad. My daughter eats it in bowl with broken plantain chips on top.  My son eats it on a sandwich with gluten-free bread.  Have your kid pick how they like it served.

Chicken Salad 2


5 thoughts on “Chicken Salad (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

  1. Made this for dinner tonight! Bought the rotisserie chicken and used regular mayo out of laziness. I served as lettuce wraps. Huge hit with lots of leftovers! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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