Salads are incredibly versatile as you can make them with literally any ingredient you can think of! And chicken salads offer just as much versatility while also providing a healthy source of protein and fiber.
This collection of keto chicken salad recipes is rich in protein, low in calories, and brimming with terrific flavors, giving you the best of taste and nutrition! Plus, they’ll keep you satiated for longer, so they’ll fit right into your weight management plan.
1. Chopped Greek Chicken Salad
This Greek salad is packed with good-for-you veggies and protein-rich chicken and is perfect for satisfying hunger pangs in a healthy way. It also has a wonderful vinaigrette dressing made of avocado oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, lemon juice, marjoram, and red wine vinegar that adds a burst of bright flavors.
2. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Salad ‘Sherlock’
Broaden your palate with this light and creamy salad that features marinated mushrooms, cooked chicken, hard-boiled eggs, onions, and crushed walnuts — all of which are smothered with a garlic-mayonnaise dressing. Serve it over shredded lettuce for a satisfying and nutritious meal.
3. Creamy Chicken Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing
The highlight of this recipe is the dressing — which you will prepare with mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, chives, parsley, garlic, and seasonings. Combine it with shredded chicken, celery, cilantro, and red onion, and you’re all set to enjoy a dish packed with vibrant flavor, healthy fats, and lean protein!
4. Curry Chicken Salad
Use a dash of bold curry spice to spruce up the basic chicken salad! This dish is brimming with rich and complex flavors from curry powder, mayo, raisins, and cashews, creating a deliciously creamy and crunchy salad. Enjoy it as a dip with keto crackers or in lettuce wraps!
5. Healthy Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Elevate summertime cooking with this refreshing 20-minute gluten-free salad. It combines crunchy celery, apple, and walnuts with shredded chicken and grapes and is loaded with spices. The recipe also uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthier twist to this creamy dish.
6. Keto Chicken Salad
This creamy, sweet, and savory recipe is proof that you can never go wrong with classics! The salad is loaded with diverse flavors and textures from creamy mayonnaise, crunchy celery, flaked almonds, and sweet and juicy grapes, all tossed with tender chicken. With an ingredient list this impressive, you’ll be tempted to reach for second and third servings!
7. Keto Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon
This chicken salad is a texture lover’s idea of paradise. It features creamy chicken, buttery avocado, crunchy celery, and crisp bacon mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Pair this creamy and delicious salad with keto bread to enjoy a hearty meal.
8. Keto Chicken Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing
Packed with crunchy veggies and protein-rich chicken, this recipe also has an incredible dressing that takes center stage. The creamy peanut butter dressing is combined with a hearty slaw made with cooked chicken, green onion, cilantro, and slaw mix — this colorful salad is bursting with flavors!
9. Keto Chicken Taco Salad
Taco in salad form? We’re so here for this. This recipe uses avocado, cilantro, green onions, lettuce/mixed greens, and tomatoes to produce a dish brimming with delicious taco flavors. Paired with shredded chicken, this is a simple recipe that is bound to impress anyone who gets a bite!
10. Keto Chinese Chicken Salad
A healthy spin on the classic Chinese chicken salad, this version comes at only 7g net carbs! To make, combine almonds, cilantro, veggies, and chicken with a sweet and savory Asian dressing. Ready in just 15 minutes, this quick and tasty recipe is one you will keep coming back to!
11. Keto Southwest Chicken Salad
Toss chipotle-flavored chicken tenders with a zesty salsa, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, and crunchy veggies, and combine it all with a homemade ranch dressing to create a dish that’s every bit healthy and delicious. This keto-approved recipe is super easy to make and does not hold back on flavor!
12. Low Carb Keto Caesar Salad with Chicken
This low-carb version of Caesar salad allows you to enjoy all the flavors of the all-time popular dish without the carbs! Make it with juicy chicken, crunchy veggies, and a creamy dressing to enjoy a scrumptious meal. And while you’re at it, mix in some parmesan crisps to take it to the next level!
13. Low-Carb Keto Chicken Salad with Grapes
Shredded chicken combined with grapes and balsamic vinegar, this salad offers a unique flavor profile that will keep you on the edge of your seat with every bite! You can also top off the salad with toasted nuts for some extra crunch or even dried fruits like cranberries for a burst of concentrated flavor.
14. Tex Mex Chicken Salad
This vibrant chicken salad will quickly become your new favorite! Make it with tender, juicy chicken flavored with Tex-Mex seasoning, crunchy bell peppers and onions, and creamy, buttery avocado. The recipe is very forgiving, so feel free to add any other veggies and spices you like!