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Suppose you made my recipe for a whole roast chicken in a slow cooker / Crockpot, and you have a ton of leftover shredded chicken now sitting in the refrigerator. Hmm…. what to do? What to do??
Oh, I know! You should totally make some healthy chicken salad sandwiches!
I wrote this recipe for chicken salad with three different ways of serving it, depending on just how healthy and clean you want to go. Obviously, the most healthy/clean is the Whole30 version, serving it in a lettuce wrap, but the salad itself is so good, any version is going to taste great!
Version 1: Classic Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich
Use your preferred bread of choice (I placed it in a croissant for my sons). Give the Paleo mayo a try (I promise it is GOOD!), or if you don’t want to go that route, try halving the regular mayo with protein-rich Greek yogurt!
Version 2: Paleo Chicken Salad Sandwich
Try using a Paleo-approved tortilla/wrap! I love Stupid Easy Paleo’s “Simple Paleo Tortillas” recipe!
Version 3: Whole30 Chicken Salad Sandwich
Alright, you ultra-healthy clean eater! Kudos to you. Simply fill a leaf or two of iceberg lettuce with the chicken salad.
Let me know in the comments how you made your chicken salad sandwich!
Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwiches (With Paleo-Friendly Version)
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 large apple any type (I like honey crisp), cored and chopped
- 1 cup halved red seedless grapes
- 1 cup roughly-chopped walnuts
- 1/2 - 1 cup mayo according to your preferences (try Paleo mayo or halve it with Greek yogurt)
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp finely chopped fresh tarragon
- 1/2 tsp salt coarse sea salt preferred
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- In a large mixing bowl, place chicken, celery, apple, grapes, and walnuts. In a separate bowl, combine mayo, vinegar, tarragon, salt, and pepper for the salad dressing. Pour salad dressing into large bowl and carefully stir to combine, being careful not to bruise the fruit.