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!

strawberry poppyseed chicken salad on a platter with gold serving spoons and greens

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!).

Ingredient Notes

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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

steps to make strawberry poppyseed chicken salad
  1. 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.

Recipe FAQs

How many calories in strawberry poppyseed chicken salad?

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.

What are the best gluten free wraps, bread, or gluten-free tortilla?

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

This easy, low carb chicken salad is a 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.
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

How to Serve: Serve this chicken salad 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 leftover chicken salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Give it a quick stir before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 124mg, Sodium: 780mg, Potassium: 127mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 109IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg