This low carb chicken egg salad is a smart way to use leftover chicken. Learn how to meal prep it and enjoy it all week.
Lunches are tough. It’s during the busiest time of day for me – especially when I have to think about what to prepare my kiddos. I thrive on lunches that I can throw together without much effort or thought. That is exactly what this recipe is!
Easy Keto Chicken Salad
When you need a really quick lunch that you don’t have to think about, make this! It’s packed with protein and there are so many different ways you can eat it. It’s one of my favorite recipes because it is so versatile.
In fact, you can eat it as lunch or serve it as a side dish. It works as both!
You don’t have to cook an entire chicken to make it either. If you are crunched for time, use some shredded leftover chicken. You can also use canned chicken or shred a pre-made rotisserie chicken.
Here’s what you will need from the store to make your salad (all exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post):
- Cans of chicken
- Dijon Mustard
- Lemon Juice
- Dried dill weed
- Fresh parsley (for garnish)
Chicken and Egg Salad
This is a very budget-friendly meal. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry or fridge. If you want to save even more money, you can use turkey bacon or leave it out entirely.
There are also lots of ways to eat it too. Serve it on a bed of leafy green lettuce. I love the crunch of the lettuce with the egg and chicken. You can also place this on a slice of almond flour bread as a sandwich.
Low Carb Canned Chicken Salad
This recipe takes just minutes to make. You can also make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge. That way. you just have to grab it and eat it! So easy!
If you want to make it ahead of time, store it in an airtight container and chill it in the refrigerator. It will last about 5 days.
This is not a freezer-friendly recipe. I do not recommend trying to freeze it and then thaw it out to eat it later.
Low Carb Chicken Salad With Avocado
There are lots of ways that you can customize this recipe. If you don’t like celery, just leave it out. You can also add lots of other toppings too. Mix in some chopped broccoli.
Add a few splashes of hot sauce for a little bite! You can also add some shredded cheese or some matchstick carrots.
Before you start adding a bunch of veggies or other ingredients to the salad, make sure you write down how many macros they have. Even things like apples have carbs, so it’s important to keep track of them so that you don’t go out of ketosis.
In one cup of this salad, there are about 4g net carbs. It makes about 6 servings, so you can eat plenty of it and still stay within your macros.
Low Carb Chicken Egg Salad
Here’s the entire list of ingredients for this chicken salad recipe. Exact measurements are listed in the printable recipe card.
Canned chicken breast
Dry dill weed
1. Combine chicken, avocados, eggs, bacon, and celery in a large bowl.
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Low Carb Chicken Egg Salad
This low carb chicken egg salad is a budget-friendly lunch that you can make in just a few minutes.
- 24 ounces canned chicken breast drained
- 2 avocados chopped
- 4 eggs hard-boiled, peeled and chopped
- 1/3 cup bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 4 tbsp mayo
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
Combine chicken, avocados, eggs, bacon and celery in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together mayo, dijon, lemon, and dill.
Spoon the dressing over the chicken mixture. Toss well.
Garnish with fresh parsley
Net Carbs: 4 net carbs per servings
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Keto-Friendly Lunch Ideas
If you enjoyed this low-carb chicken egg salad and want more keto lunch ideas, I have you covered. Try these out next!