The best leftover chicken recipe is this keto chicken salad. This healthy chicken salad recipe is loaded with avocado and bacon…you will not miss the mayo in this one!

a close up shot of chicken salad with avocado and bacon

One of my favorite leftover chicken recipes is healthy chicken salad.  This Keto Chicken Salad is loaded with avocado and bacon and it’s dressed with olive oil.  I promise you will not miss the mayo…all thanks to that creamy avocado!

I love chicken salad and I always have leftover chicken in the fridge so I can whip up a quick batch.  I usually make my chicken breast in the Instant Pot using this method: Instant Pot Shredded Chicken …but I only season it with salt and pepper.

I sometimes make a whole chicken in the Instant Pot and use that leftover chicken for keto chicken salad.

This time, I didn’t have any leftover chicken, so I just poached 2 large chicken breasts (I love chicken breast from Butcherbox…(get free bacon and $15 off your first box!)) in salted water until they were cooked through.  I then let them cool and cut them into small pieces.

HEALTHY CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

What could be more healthy in a chicken salad than avocado?  It adds such a nice creaminess…so much better than using mayo.

I like to have all of the components for chicken salad to be diced small so everything can be seasoned really well.

I diced my avocado small right in their skin so it wasn’t such a pain!

healthy chicken salad recipe

When I had all of my components ready: chicken, avocado, bacon, celery…I put them all in a large bowl.  Then I topped it all with olive oil, salt, pepper, chives, dill, and lemon juice.

I then just tossed it all together.  I wasn’t gentle because I wanted that avocado to break down a little and mix with the olive oil and lemon juice to make this healthy chicken salad recipe so creamy and delicious!

A yummy keto chicken salad doesn’t get any easier than that!  I like to enjoy mine with 90 second bread!

leftover chicken recipes

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a serving of keto chicken salad in a glass bowl
Keto Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
One of my favorite leftover chicken recipes is this keto chicken salad. This healthy chicken salad recipe is loaded with avocado and bacon…you will not miss the mayo in this one!
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover chicken recipes
Servings4
Ingredients
  • 2 Cooked chicken breasts, chopped
  • 2 Avocado, chopped
  • 1 Cup Celery, diced
  • 4 slices Cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon Dried dill
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss well to combine.  Serve with lettuce wraps or in a low carb tortilla.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition per serving: 329 calories / 26.3g fat / 8.6g carbs / 5.6g fiber / 17.2g protein

One of my favorite leftover chicken recipes is this keto chicken salad. It's loaded with avocado and bacon...you will not miss the mayo in this one!

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