Chicken Salad with Green Apple makes onto my plate on a weekly basis. It’s one of my favorite quick but filling and satisfying lunches because it’s paleo and gluten-free.
How to Make Paleo Chicken Salad
What makes it come together in just minutes is using the meat off a chicken I’ve roasted up during my weekly cook-up. I just strip some of the meat off the chicken, chop it up, toss it with some crunchy veggies – and in this case, some green apple for a hint of sweetness – and mix in a bit of homemade mayo for a creamy texture.
Though this recipe serves one, it’s easy to scale it up and make a big batch for the week ahead.
Which Veggies Go Well in Chicken Salad?
The key is to use veggies that provide a textural contrast to the soft chicken. One of my favorite variations of this is to use red cabbage, carrots, and tender sugar snap peas as the base.
Sometimes instead of using lemon juice as the acidic component, I’ll substitute white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Once you know how to treat this recipe as a template, the world becomes your oyster.
The combinations are virtually endless!
Chicken Salad with Green Apple (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
I make this Chicken Salad with Green Apple on a weekly basis, and it's one of my favorite quick but filling and satisfying lunches. It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly. Make it today!
- 8 oz chicken breast cooked, shredded or diced
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
- 1 green apple cored and chopped
- 4 kale leaves stem removed and sliced
- Large handful fresh parsley chopped finely
- 3 tbsp mayo
- 1 lemon juice only
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until the mayo coats everything evenly. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
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I make this all the time!! Rubbed sage adds a nice flavor in it. Sometimes I add chopped pickle too, yummm
It looks so delicious. I don’t think that Chicken Salad can go with Green Apple. I will try to do it for my family.Thanks!!!
Yay!! Glad to hear that and I hope they like it!
This has been my go-to lunch every day for the last week. The homemade mayo ads such a delicious ‘zing’!
Awesome! I’m happy to hear that!
How long will this last in the fridge?
It depends if you use leftover chicken or not. Usually fresh food will last 3-5 days in the fridge.
Love, Love, Love this! Made it for a skeptic and she loved it to~!!!
That’s so wonderful to hear. Thanks for sharing, Jean!