Keto Chicken Salad with Blueberries and Hemp Seeds

August 23, 2019
Rating: 4.50
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This keto chicken salad recipe is a delicious low carb meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.  Okay, okay, and breakfast too!

keto chicken salad

This recipe is so easy to make and only has 9 ingredients!  Traditional chicken salad recipes contain grapes.  But this low carb chicken salad recipe swaps the grapes for its friend – the humble (and low carb) blueberry.  The blueberries add a subtle sweetness, and a delicious flavor to the dish.

keto chicken salad

Ingredients in Keto Chicken Salad

keto chicken salad

To make this low carb keto chicken salad, I like to add the celery, chicken, cashews, hemp seeds, salt, and seasonings to a mixing bowl.  Next, I like to add in the mayo and give it a good stir.

I have a delicious homemade mayo recipe you are welcome to use.  Or, if you prefer to use store bought mayo, I recommend this Chosen Foods brand, or this Primal Kitchen mayo.

keto chicken salad

Once the mayo has been mixed in, gently fold in the blueberries.  Gently mixing the blueberries in at the end will help them to stay whole and not get all smooshified on ya.  No one wants a smooshified keto chicken salad!

keto chicken salad

How to Eat Keto Chicken Salad

There are many ways to eat this dish.  Get creative and have fun with it!  A few of my favorite ways to eat this low carb keto chicken salad are:

  • Straight from the bowl – so good!
  • On a salad – Mix up your favorite greens and place a good amount of this chicken salad on top.  Have at it.
  • Stuffed bell peppers – Cut a bell pepper in half and stuff it with the chicken salad mixture.  Crunchy town.
  • Mini pepper scoopers – Cut up some mini bell peppers and dip them into the keto chicken salad and scoop up a bite of creamy heaven.
  • Cucumber boats – Cut a cucumber in half lengthwise and scrape out the middle section with all the seeds.  Fill it with the chicken salad.  Start munching.
  • Cucumber chips – Thinly slice up a cucumber into round discs, and use them as little chips.  Dip away.

How do you like to eat your keto chicken salad?  Tell me below!

keto chicken salad

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Keto Chicken Salad (Low Carb/Paleo)

4.50 from 2 votes
Keto chicken salad is a great high fat low carb meal that's filling and easy to make. This keto chicken salad has blueberries for a little sweetness and hemp seeds for some extra protein!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken about 2-3 large breasts
  • 1 cup finely diced celery about 2 stalks
  • 1/2 heaping cup chopped dry roasted salted cashews measure then chop
  • 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Chop the chicken, celery, and cashews and add them to a mixing bowl.
  • Add in the hemp seeds, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and mayo.
  • Mix until everthing is evenly coated in the mayo.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries and mix until they're evenly distributed.
  • Keep refridgerated and eat within a few days.


If you don't want to make my homemade mayo, I recommend Chosen Foods Mayo, or Primal Kitchen Mayo.
The mayo will soften the cashews over time.  If making this ahead of time, I suggest adding the chopped cashews in right before serving.  
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, keto, salad
Diet: dairy free, gluten free, keto, paleo, refined sugar free

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  1. Bridgette says:

    Hi! Excellent recipe! Do you know the nutrition info for this?

    1. Thanks Bridgette! You can copy and paste the ingredients into this nutrition calculator and it will generate all the info for you!

      1. Rachel A Fitch says:

        THANK YOU!!!

        1. You’re welcome! Thanks, Rachel!

  2. Here’s my guess at how many servings you could get out of it. Delicious!
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving size: 1/2 cup
    Servings: 8
    Amount per serving
    Calories 453
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 21.2g 27%
    Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
    Cholesterol 151mg 50%
    Sodium 335mg 15%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.2g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Total Sugars 4.3g
    Protein 50.6g
    Vitamin D 0mcg 1%
    Calcium 27mg 2%
    Iron 2mg 12%
    Potassium 963mg 20%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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    1. Thanks for sharing, Kim! Glad you loved it, and thanks for the review!

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