Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad
This easy, low carb chicken salad is a savory, sweet, & tasty spin on a classic recipe. Serve as a chicken salad wrap on your favorite gluten-free tortilla, over a bed of lettuce, or as a sandwich on delicious gluten-free sourdough bread!
What Makes This Recipe Great
Fun, fresh, seasonal flavors are the best! Strawberries are in season, and I thought it was the perfect time to create a healthy, low carb chicken salad that is full of that summer strawberry sweetness, poppyseed, and savory, protein-packed chicken.
The result? A cool & crunchy summer lunch! The best part? This versatile recipe can be served as a chicken salad wrap on a gluten-free tortilla, over lettuce for a salad, or as a sandwich on gluten-free sourdough bread (or any bread!).
Shredded (or diced) Chicken: Rotisserie works great, just check your ingredients if doing Whole30 or if you have Celiac!
Strawberries: Strawberries are a summer fruit, so they should be ripe and easy to find at any local grocery store!
Mayo: Use 1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt + 1/3 cup mayo for a lower fat option (won’t be dairy-free anymore)
Maple Syrup: Make sure to use 100% pure maple syrup. Feel free to add a little more if you like it sweeter!
Recipe Step by Step
- The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s super EASY! Only one step: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Mary’s Tips & Tricks
How to Serve: Serve on a bed of lettuce for paleo, or on gluten-free bread of choice for a yummy sandwich! You can also make this into a chicken salad wrap by using your favorite gluten-free tortilla.
Storage: Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Give it a quick stir before serving.
In one serving of this low carb chicken salad, there are 418 calories, 5 net carbs, and 33 grams of protein. This doesn’t account for the calories in the gluten-free tortilla or bread of choice.
There are so many brands out there that make delicious gluten-free options. My favorite gluten-free tortilla for this chicken salad wrap is Siete. I also love gluten free sandwich bread from Canyon. Another option if you’re looking for gluten-free sourdough bread (yum!) is Bread SRSLY or Simple Kneads!
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Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad
- 3 cups cooked shredded (or diced) chicken, Rotisserie works great, just check your ingredients if doing Whole30 or if you have Celiac!
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- ⅔ cup mayo, use 1/3 cup fat free Greek yogurt + 1/3 cup mayo for a lower fat option (won't be dairy free anymore)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp poppyseeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup, feel free to add a little more if you like it sweeter!
- ½ tsp sea salt, more to taste
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
- Serve on a salad for paleo, or on bread of choice for a yummy sandwich! Enjoy!
9 Comments on “Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad”
Another delicious dinner thanks to MWL! So easy to make and perfect for a hot summer night!
Made this and paired with a salad for a light dinner tonight. Such a quick and easy terrific summer night dinner idea! Thanks for all your yummy recipe creations!!!
Mary this is heaven in my mouth. I made chicken thighs my favorite way and I had a jar of Primal Kitchen’s PESTO mayo since basil pairs well with strawberries. Plus, I used keto maple syrup.
I doubled this recipe and I am so glad I did. DEELICIOUS perfect for warm weather.
Loved this recipe so much! My young daughters even ate it! We loved using our fresh picked strawberries! Great summertime twist on chicken salad!
This is the best! I now have a new favorite chicken salad and so easy to make. Thank you for healthy, delicious recipes that I can count on. 😊
This was a super easy recipe! And it was a great refreshing twist on chicken salad. I already know I’ll be making another batch later this week. I subbed chia seeds for the poppy seeds as I was out of poppy seeds and will probably make the same way again. I highly recommend this recipe.
Just made this. It is delicious and light! Perfect for a hot day.
The pecans are not listed in the ingredient list. How much chopped pecans do you suggest?
Love this combo big time