Paleo Chicken Salad with Apples & Walnuts

Paleo, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy

Delicious Paleo chicken salad filled with sweet apples, savory walnuts, crunchy celery, and married together with a homemade mayo and spices to taste.

How to Make Paleo Chicken Salad With Apples And Walnuts

This chicken salad is the perfect dish to make with leftover chicken from last night’s dinner and apples and celery on the verge of going bad.

The chicken salad makes an excellent light summer dish that can be wrapped up in lettuce or topped over a bed of leafy greens or sandwiched between two slices of homemade Paleo bread for either lunch or dinner.

You can also make this dish with canned chicken. I suggest sourcing a reputable brand, such as Wild Planet, that offers sustainably raised chicken meats, persevered with its natural juices and salt.

You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your chicken salad turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

How to Make Paleo Chicken Salad with Apples & Walnuts

1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, walnuts, apples, celery, and onions.

2. Next, fold in mayo and season with salt and pepper.

Tip: If the budget allows for it and time is tight, purchase Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil-based mayo. Receive 10% off when you buy through this link.

How to Make Paleo Chicken Salad With Apples And Walnuts

How to Store Paleo Chicken Salad with Apples & Walnuts

Chicken salad can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator for optimal freshness and to avoid produce from browning.

Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Chicken Salad with Apples & Walnuts

Glass Mixing Bowl – Every home cook should have at least one good glass mixing bowl in their arsenal. While a glass bowl isn’t necessary, I prefer to use Eco-friendly tools over plastic and Teflon based kitchen equipment.

How to Make Paleo Chicken Salad With Apples And Walnuts

More Paleo Chicken Dishes

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs – Flavorful and crispy chicken thighs are the perfect protein at any meal.

Chicken Enchiladas – These easy to assemble Paleo enchiladas are full of chicken and spice!

Chicken Curry – Enjoy all the traditional curry flavors in this Paleo dish full of nutrient-dense ingredients and aromatic notes.

Basic Staples for Making Paleo Chicken Salad with Apples & Walnuts

Chicken – For most of us hunting down or raising our own chicken is out of the question, so the next best option is purchasing locally pastured raised chickens. You can typically find pastured raised chickens at farmer’s markets, co-ops, local farms, and butchers. For this recipe, I used leftover chicken from my crispy baked Paleo chicken thighs recipe.

Walnuts – Walnuts can be swapped out for equal parts of almonds or pecans.

Produce – Its always best to choose local or organic when you can. If using conventional produce, make sure to wash and peel as necessary.

Mayo – If the budget allows for it and time is tight, purchase Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil-based mayo. Receive 10% off when you buy through this link.

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Paleo Chicken Salad with Apples & Walnuts

Delicious Paleo chicken salad filled with sweet apples, savory walnuts, crunchy celery, and married together with a homemade mayo and spices to taste.
Course Lunch
Keyword chicken salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 246kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, walnuts, apples, celery, and onions.
  • Next, fold in mayo and season with salt and pepper.

Notes

Serve wrapped in lettuce or over a bed of chopped lettuce. Wrap in a grain-free tortilla or nestled in between two slices of Paleo bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.