Low Carb Chicken Salad

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As a tribute to my former non-keto self I created this Low Carb Chicken Salad. In college my favorite chicken salad came, unexpectedly, from a sushi place that also had a deli counter. What made this chicken salad so special was the addition of grapes, pecans and the perfect mayo to chicken ratio. The chicken wasn't too big in size, but also not shredded like some places do it (wrong). 

The Secret Ingredient To The Best Chicken Salad!

Chicken salad is my go to at any place that serves it, from Wawa to your reliable corner deli, which means I've tried my fair share. What makes this chicken salad recipe so different in all the best ways possible is the addition of sour cream. Yes, creamy, smooth, subtle in flavor, sour cream! If you haven't tried it yet, I suggest adding to everything! Ok, maybe not everything, but it really takes this chicken salad to another level of deliciousness. 

What Makes For An Easy Chicken Salad Recipe?

Making chicken salad can be as easy as you want to make it! You can use canned chicken, buy a whole roast chicken from the hot section of the grocery, boil it in water in the microwave or on the stove, or sear it in a pan with some coconut oil/ghee. It really depends on how much time and patience you have. Personally, I would go any route you see best fit. For this recipe I pan seared the chicken thighs because I like my chicken a little crispy, but traditionally you'd boil it in hot water. However, it's really all about what you add to the chicken the brings it all together!

Low Carb Chicken Salad

We don't shy away from bringing you delicious chicken recipes here in the KetoConnect kitchen. If your family is keen on chicken just like ours you should feed them our easy cashew chicken and low carb chicken meatballs on any given night! If those don't satisfy them quick enough try using this low carb chicken salad to make sandwiches with our keto bread!

Ou Low Carb Chicken Salad has the perfect chicken to creaminess ratio with crunch from celery and pecans!

Recipe can be quickly added to MyFitnessPal - Search "KetoConnect - Low Carb Chicken Salad

Low Carb Chicken Salad

Course: Main Course
Keyword: low carb chicken salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 367 kcal


  • 1.5 lb Boneless/Skinless Chicke Thighs
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/4 cup Raw Pecans
  • 1.5 tbsp parsley
  • 1.5 tbsp chives
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


Cooking Chicken

  1. 1. Cut chicken into bite sized chunks. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil to a medium heat pan and add the chicken. Cook fully through.
  2. 2. Add chicken thighs to a microwave safe dish and submerge chicken with water. Cook 6-8 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through. Cut up into bit sized chunks

Chicken Salad

  1. Combine all the ingredients above except the pecans and cooked chicken into a bowl.
  2. Once fully combined add the chicken and toss. Add the pecans and toss again.
  3. Store in fridge and serve cold!

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 2g

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 34g 68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Megha Barot

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