Is Chicken Salad Keto?

Chicken salad is so easy to make and a favorite when short on time but is it keto? You just started the keto diet and some of your favorite meals or snacks are no longer on the menu. So what are you to do? Below I break it down and explain what exactly you can do to make this healthy chicken recipe fit into your diet!

keto chicken salad served on fork

Why Chicken Is Keto Friendly

Searching online you will find dozens of chicken recipes. That’s because as any meat in its natural state has zero carbs. The wonderful thing about chicken is it adapts to so many flavors. It’s almost impossible when making chicken that it’ll come out not good. Dry, possible but that’s due to the lack of fat. Which is another reason I wouldn’t suggest strictly chicken on the keto diet because you have to get in your healthy fats.


  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded chicken
  • Dill relish
  • Mustard
  • Celery
  • Salt and pepper

At the most basic level this is all you need for chicken salad. Southern chicken salad to be exact. There are several different versions listed below.

Is Chicken Salad Healthy

No only is chicken salad keto but it’s healthy as well. Remember those fats I mentioned earlier? Adding a good quality mayonnaise from avocado or olive oil will add those essential fats that chicken doesn’t have. Also doing a keto diet it’s a high fat diet so adding that extra fat is great.

The use of celery add in a healthy vegetable along with relish since picked are fermented with good bacteria. And those health benefits are the basics.

keto chicken salad in a bowl

How To Make

It is easy when making chicken salad on keto. Well, in general it is. All you need is shredded chicken which you can make simply by boiling the chicken. Or, you can buy chicken and shred it yourself such as a rotisserie chicken out the store.

Next, adding in your mix ins such as your mayo, light mustard, dill relish, chopped celery then season with salt and pepper.

Keto Chicken Salad Recipes To Try!

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