Who doesn’t like Chicken Salad? I’m not sure I know a single person who doesn’t. The possibilities are endless: Mexican, traditional, with grapes or without, apples, spicy, bland, with nuts…without. Well, you get the idea!
Chicken Salad Diet Options
It’s so easy to make it Keto, Low Carb, Low Fat, Paleo, Whole 30, Weight Watchers, or even a full on comfort dish!
For Keto you would add full fat mayo, avocado, cheese (any kind including cream cheese), just stay away from adding carbs like Chinese crunchy noodles, croutons, raisins, grapes, etc.
To make it low carb you might choose one kind of fat like mayo, hard boiled eggs, lots of veggies like green or red onion, jalapenos, pimentos, red bell peppers, black or green or both olive colors, and any kind of nuts or seeds (almonds and sunflower seeds are yummy in chicken salad).
Paleo ingredients would include avocado, homemade mayo (yum) or organic store bought made with out sugar. Nuts, olives, onions, pimentos, peppers, anything on the Paleo ingredient list would work.
Ingredients for Whole 30would basically be the same as Paleo but you could add a chopped sweet or white potato (potatoes would be delicious!).
If you’re following Weight Watchers stay away from adding full fat mayo and go for the light mayo, maybe add a little mustard, any kind of fruit or veggie, fresh herbs, hard boiled eggs. Don’t add cheese or nuts, both have tons of points and you’ll never miss it.