Paleo Chicken Salad Recipe

Amanda Livesay | Fake Ginger

Paleo Chicken Salad can be served on lettuce leaves or between your favorite paleo bread. Divine!

Paleo Chicken Salad Photo

One of my favorite comfort foods is chicken salad. My mom always had some in the fridge when I was growing up and then when I moved out on my own, I’d swing by the grocery store for a tub of chicken salad from the deli after a particularly long day at work.

I would grab a loaf of super soft honey wheat bread and a bag of baked chips and my husband and I would eat nothing but chicken salad sandwiches for days. It was awesome.

Now? I can’t even remember the last time I had a chicken salad sandwich.

Paleo Chicken Salad Picture

But! I do make paleo chicken salad lettuce wraps regularly and they are every bit as delicious! My husband and I are going through a chicken salad phase right now, so I’m whipping up a batch just about every day.

I use my slow cooker to cook a few chicken breasts for a couple hours (I do it in the slow cooker because I like how the chicken shreds after that) and then from there, it only takes about 10 minutes to throw together. The hardest part is cutting the grapes in half and if you put on a good podcast, that will fly by!

Paleo Chicken Salad Image

This version is my favorite way to do chicken salad. It has the chicken, red and green grapes, and chopped pecans. It’s all tossed with a paleo mayo-based dressing and it is absolutely scrumptious. All the different textures plus the sweetness of the grapes mixed with all the savory flavors makes for the most perfect chicken salad!

Serve on lettuce leaves as wraps or sandwiched between a couple slices of your favorite paleo bread! I like mine with just the chicken salad but feel free to add red onion, tomato, cucumbers, whatever your heart desires!

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Paleo Chicken Salad Recipe

  8 Servings


  • 1 cup Paleo Mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Lemon, Juiced
  • 3 cups Cooked Chicken, Shredded
  • 1 cup Green Grapes, Halved
  • 1 cup Red Grapes, Halved
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayo, dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 


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Author: Amanda Livesay
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 324
Calories 465

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 590mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amanda Livesay

About Amanda

Amanda makes all kinds of recipes on Fake Ginger, and on more than one occasion, she'll post a super healthy paleo recipe followed by something stuffed with chocolate and covered in Funfetti frosting. We're excited to say we're getting all the healthy stuff, because Amanda's our Paleo Fanatic!

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