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Keto Chicken Salad (bacon+avocado+Caesar)

bacon avocado chicken salad sandwich
the BEST keto friendly chicken salad recipe

On bust summer days, I reach for this easy make ahead keto chicken salad recipe for outdoor events with my son. It’s not only easy to make, but very filling! Serve with keto bread, low carb tortillas, cheese crisps, peppers and more!

chicken salad sandwiches cut in half and stacked on top of one another
healthy, scrumptious ingredients

Best ingredients for keto chicken salad

  • chicken, chopped– you may use chicken breasts or thighs. I like to use leftover rotisserie chicken because it’s perfectly tender.
  • bacon, cooked & crumbled– you can use leftover bacon or turkey bacon
  • avocados, diced– I typically do this last as avocados brown easily. You may also use pre-made guacamole.
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • scallions, sliced thinly– to keep scallions fresh, place them in a jar of water.
  • celery, diced– for adding the perfect crunch
  • Caesar dressing – if keto, I recommend a yogurt-based dressing)
  • salt– to preference
  • ground black pepper– to preference
  • optional, bread– If keto, I recommend Sola brand bread or low carb tortillas
chicken salad ingredients
simple, healthy low-carb ingredients

Is chicken salad keto?

Traditional chicken salad, made with grapes and other add-ins is higher in carbs. I opted for a thick and hearty chicken salad made with bacon and avocado for this recipe.

How to make keto chicken salad

  1. Combine the chicken, bacon, avocados, scallions, and celery in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Caesar dressing, salt, and pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss to coat all of the vegetables in the dressing.
  3. Add the shredded cheddar cheese and stir to combine.
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use your favorite keto bread or fiber-rich tortilla

Recipe Tips for low carb chicken salad

You can easily make this recipe Keto by using a Keto-friendly Caesar dressing or dressing of your choice. Ranch is amazing with this recipe.

Save the hassle of having to cook the chicken and use any leftover chicken you already have or buy a rotisserie style chicken and chop that.

If making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the avocado until just before serving to prevent it from turning brown.

Add-ins for keto chicken salad

Feel free to make this recipe your own and switch out ingredients to suit you!

Some of my favorite low carb add-ins include: mushrooms, peppers, hummus, carrot sticks, chopped broccoli and lettuce.

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make ahead for easy meal prep

FAQ

How do I store the Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad?

You can store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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thick and hearty chicken salad

Can I eat these warm or cold?

Cold. This is best served chilled and is the perfect refreshing salad for a hot summer day!

What do I serve with this if I’m doing a strict keto diet?

Serve with cheese crisps, pork rinds, or peppers if you’re on the keto diet. Otherwise, serve with low carb bread or tortillas.

chicken salad sandwich with keto ingredients bacon and avocado

Keto Chicken Salad

Try this easy keto chicken salad recipe that's great as a hearty lunch or quick weeknight dinner. Serve with cheese crisps or low carb bread!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, bacon, keto chicken salad, low carb, sandwich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken chopped
  • 12 oz package of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 scallions sliced thinly
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • ½ cup Caesar dressing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the chicken, bacon, avocados, scallions, and celery in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Caesar dressing, salt, and pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss to coat all of the vegetables in the dressing.
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Notes:
You can easily make this recipe Keto by using a Keto-friendly Caesar dressing, or one with a yogurt base and no added sugars.
Save the hassle of having to cook the chicken and use any leftover chicken you already have or buy a rotisserie style chicken and chop that.
If making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the avocado until just before serving to prevent it from turning brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 857mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg

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