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Easy Keto Chicken Salad Recipe – Low Carb, Just 1 Net Carb!

Easy and delish – learn how to make Keto Chicken Salad!

File this under EASY KETO RECIPE. Who doesn’t love a delicious meal idea that doesn’t take a whole lot of time to make. ME! ME! Even better, this low carb chicken salad recipe can be easily adapted to feed the entire family (even if they are carb eaters!)

1 Net Carb Chicken Recipe

1 carb chicken salad? YES! For a serving of this delicious keto chicken salad, you are only looking at 1 net carb! And did we mention how easy this dish is to make?

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Let’s get to it. We are going to show you how to make keto chicken salad, how to substitute any ingredients that you don’t have (or don’t like!) Let’s look at other ways to upgrade this dish and ways to eat this dish.

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Keto Chicken Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy this delicious keto chicken salad recipe. Perfect plain, with celery, make a lettuce wrap, use low carb bread or a low carb tortilla. This easy keto recipe makes an awesome lunch. Double the recipe and put in a meal prep container. Keep in your fridge for a meal or to snack on whenever you are hungry.


  • Cooked Chicken Breast - 6 oz
  • Dill Pickle Relish - 2.5 oz
  • Green Onion - 1 TBSP
  • Dijon Mustard - 1 TSP
  • Mayonnaise - 1/3 cup
  • Celery Seed - 1/4 TSP
  • Dill - 1/2 TSP
  • Black Pepper - 1/8 TSP
  • Lemon Juice - 1/2 TSP


  1. Shred your chicken breast with your Kitchenaid Mixer or a hand mixer. (You can also used chopped cooked chicken breast if you prefer.)
  2. Combine the shredded chicken breast with the entire list of keto chicken salad ingredients above and mix.
  3. For best taste, chill the keto chicken salad before serving.


Our keto chicken salad recipe is not only delicious it is VERSATILE! If you don't like an ingredient, easily swap it out for a low carb option. A good example would be the dill relish. If you aren't a fan of dill pickle relish, consider either a different relish, chopped pickles or even chopped cucumbers.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 649mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/5/2020. The nutritional data for keto chicken salad will vary depending on the specific ingredients that you use. Check your product labels for accurate nutritional data.

Keto Chicken Salad Ingredients

The keto chicken salad ingredients are basic, nothing fancy. Even better, the ingredients can be swapped out for whatever you have in your fridge or pantry.

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Here are the suggested Keto Chicken Salad ingredients for our base recipe:

  • Cooked Chicken Breast
  • Dill Pickle Relish
  • Green Onion
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Celery Seed
  • Dill
  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon Juice

Here are a few ideas for swapping out ingredients:

Pickle Alternatives

Don’t have pickles or don’t like pickles? NO problem. Use a different type of pickles or relish. Cucumbers can also be used as a pickle alternative (I mean, a cucumber is a pickle and a pickle is a cucumber for all intensive purposes!)

Celery Seed Alternative

Celery seed may be an item that you don’t have on your spice rack, and that’s no problem. You can either substitute celery seed with celery salt, actual finely chopped celery OR just leave it out if you don’t like celery.

How to Eat Low Carb Chicken Salad

Here are several ways to eat low carb chicken salad:

  • Make a keto chicken salad sandwich with low carb bread
  • Wrap in a lettuce wrap
  • Stuff roasted red peppers with chicken salad
  • Scoop of chicken salad on top of lettuce (add a slice of tomato and olive for an extra flavorful punch)
  • Use a low carb tortilla and fill with chicken salad
  • Eat plain – load up in a bowl eat with a spoon!
  • Put chicken salad on celery for a crunchy treat
  • Skip the pickles in the recipe, instead put chicken salad on pickles! Weird, yes, delicious – also yes.

Keto Chicken Salad with Bacon

Ready to take our low carb chicken salad recipe to a whole new level? Just add bacon! That’s right. Keto chicken salad with bacon adds no carbs but does add protein. Plus, bacon – who doesn’t love bacon? (See bacon memes!)

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Low Carb Chicken Salad with Egg

Another alternative to add some more protein to our chicken salad is to add a hard boiled egg. Depending on how much you like the taste of egg – I would add just 1 hard boiled eggs to compliment but not overwhelm the taste. Check out this Dash Egg Cooker review for a quick hard boiled egg.

Keto Chicken Salad Sandwich

So this Keto Chicken Salad recipe looks amazing, right? But maybe you are still missing the carbs. Guess what I recently found? Just the BEST KETO BREAD ever.

Use this keto bread to make an amazing Keto Chicken Salad sandwich that will blow your mind. Bonus, for 2 pieces of bread – you will just be adding 4 net carbs! WINNING!

Feed the Family

Another thing to love about this keto chicken salad is that this is something the whole family can eat. Yes, even if they aren’t low carbers, slap some of this yum on bread or toast and feed it to your carb loving family.

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Eat All Week

Pick up some of these meal prep containers and store any leftover chicken salad in the fridge. This dish makes a great snack or just eat for another meal later in the week.

Here at Keto Dirty, we share our favorite low carb finds. Here are some more keto chicken recipes for you to try.

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