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With grapes, celery, slivered almonds, and Whole30-compliant mayo, this Whole30 chicken salad is full of flavor.

This recipe is sweet, savory, and crunchy, making it ideal for meal prep or entertaining. Plus, it’s quite simple to make!

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?

  • Because of the grapes and crunchy slivered almonds, this salad has a lot of taste and texture.
  • It’s very simple to make – a large batch just takes around 5 minutes!
  • It’s made using Whole30-approved mayonnaise.
  • It can be prepared ahead of time and is excellent for dinner preparation.

How Do You Make Chicken Salad?

Chicken Salad
Food: Chicken Salad (Source: Real Food with Jessica)

This dish couldn’t be any easier to prepare! Simply put all of the ingredients in a large mixing basin and swirl to incorporate. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator until ready to serve!


This recipe is wonderful and flavorful on its own, but it’s very simple to jazz it up with extra compliant ingredients!

  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs, minced, such as tarragon, parsley, or cilantro
  • For a delicious crunch, add 2 cups of sliced green apple.
  • Toss in some chopped walnuts.
  • To make a smokey, spicy variant, add a little chipotle to the whole30 mayonnaise.
  • For a Southern chicken salad, add 3-4 chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Which Chicken Should You Use?

Cook chicken breasts or thighs in the oven, Instant Pot, or slow cooker, or use prepackaged cooked chicken.

If you’re following the Whole30 diet, avoid using rotisserie chicken. Whole30 does not allow for whole or packed shredded rotisserie chicken. Don’t go there, like, ever!

Instructions for Storage

  • After you’ve finished making the salad, cover it with plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container in the fridge. The salad will stay fresh for 3 to 4 days if stored properly, making it ideal for meal prep and future sides.
  • If the salad has been sitting at room temperature for longer than 6 hours, it should be discarded! After this period, dangerous bacteria may form in the chicken salad.

Chef’s Advice

  • This salad can be made using chicken breasts or thighs, but rotisserie chicken should be avoided if you’re following the Whole30 diet.
  • Make sure your mayonnaise is Whole30 approved. This recipe is delightfully creamy and simple to make at home.
  • Refrigerate the salad covered for the longest shelf life.

Chicken Salad

15-minute prep time
0 minutes to cook
15 minutes total

With grapes, celery, slivered almonds, and Whole30-compliant mayo, this Whole30 chicken salad is full of flavor.


  • ⅔ cup Whole30-compliant mayonnaise store-bought or make your own; plus more to achieve desired consistency
  • ¼ cup Whole30-compliant chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt lots, to taste
  • 4 cups chicken breast meat cooked, chopped or shredded
  • ½ cup slivered almonds blanched
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup grapes halved


Chicken Salad Whole 30
Food: Chicken Salad (Source: Real Food with Jessica)
  • Large bowl
  • Silicone spatula

Instructions For Chicken Salad

  1. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly incorporate all ingredients, adding extra mayo as needed to obtain desired consistency. Serve right away, or cover and chill until ready to serve (recommended).


  • Chilling the chicken salad before serving is strongly recommended to allow the flavors to develop and deepen.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 219kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 95mg, Potassium: 327mg, Fiber: 2g, Vitamin A: 87IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 3g