Food

“Clean” Chicken Salad

November 23, 2018

I LOVE a good chicken salad. I love it so much that I have actually figured out the art of making a chicken salad. I say this because although I’m going to give you a recipe below, I can also give you a formula for making the BEST chicken or tuna salad with whatever you have on hand.

Here’s what you need –

  • Lean Meat (chicken or tuna)

  • A Healthy fat (“clean” mayo or avocado)

  • Something with a little zing (usually some sort of mustard)

  • Something with tang (lemon juice, lime juice or apple cider vinegar)

  • Some crunchy vegetable (celery or water chestnuts)

  • Onion (red, green onions, shallots or chives)

  • Chopped nuts

  • Something Sweet (Apples, dried cranberries or raisins)

  • An herb (parsley, cilantro or dill)

You just mix these together in any combination, add some salt to taste & you have a DELICIOUS salad.

One other note, I try to make everything about the same size so you get a good mixture of all the elements of the salad in your mouth. Keep it consistent! It makes a big difference.

I pop mine on top of a bed of greens and enjoy!


2 Cooked Chicken Breasts (I usually keep the breasts from a roast chicken to make the salad)

1/2 Cup chopped celery (super small dice – maybe 1/8 inch)

1/4 Cup chopped Red Onion (super small dice – maybe 1/8 inch)

1 Tablespoon Dijan or yellow mustard

1/2 Cup “Clean” Mayo

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Handful of your favorite herb chopped up (Parsley, Cilantro or Dill)

1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

  1. Throw everything in a bowl & mix well.

  2. If it’s a bit too dry add some more mayo.

  3. Last, if you want to make this SUPER clean, skip the mayo and go with a ripe avocado.

  4. Enjoy!

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