No-Mayo Chicken Salad

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This summer favorite never fails to impress.

This dish is a summertime favorite because chicken salad never fails to impress. However, mayonnaise plays a significant role in conventional recipes, contributing to the dish’s high calorie profile. Just one tablespoon of mayo clocks in at a frightening 100 calories—and most recipes call for a lot more than a single tablespoon! People fear ditching the caloric condiment, assuming its absence would compromise the creamy, indulgent flavor of their favorite dishes.

Luckily, our No-Mayo Chicken Salad lets you enjoy the scrumptious meal without worrying about your waistline! Olive oil combines with a splash of lemon juice, to add texture and a bunch of incredible nutrients. Chopped celery and lettuce add a delicate crunch, while cherry tomatoes offer some juicy goodness your taste buds will love. This healthy dish is a snap to make and guaranteed to satisfy!

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No-Mayo Chicken Salad

No need to worry about your waistline with this amazingly tasty chicken salad.
Yield 3 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon dill fresh, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped
  • 6 curly cabbage leaves large, for serving (optional iceberg lettuce)


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, sauté chicken until golden brown.
  • While cooking the chicken, in a small bowl, mix the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. After chicken turns golden, transfer to a serving bowl and toss in tomatoes, celery, dill, and parsley. Drizzle with dressing and combine, or serve on the side.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 275mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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