Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

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Paleo chicken salad is a perfect as a snack, lunch, or even dinner! This recipe is simple, straight-forward and will allow you to stick to your Paleo lifestyle.

Proponents of the Paleo diet suggest that our bodies are genetically programmed to thrive on a diet high in meats and fresh vegetables and fruits –  all foods that were hunted and gathered during the Paleolithic era.

Cutting out modern processed foods and grains that cause diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and returning to a caveman diet, may help improve overall health and athletic performance.

Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 181 | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 40 mg | Sodium: 161 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 8 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup homemade or organic mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashew halves and pieces, toasted
  • 2 medium cucumbers, sliced


  1. Remove breast, thigh, and leg meat from chicken; discard bones.
  2. Chop meat into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Combine chopped chicken, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; toss well to coat.
  4. Stir in basil and cashews.
  5. Serve with cucumber slices.

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2 Comments on "Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad"

  1. Suzanne Moran  February 11, 2017


    I would just like to say I stopped eating rotissere chicken as it is now considered a processed food because they soak it in brine to make it keep longer. I have no idea what is in this brine, and they aren’t required to tell us, but it’s full of salt. This recipe is delicious using par boiled boneless skinless chicken breast. {Martha Stewart has a great recipe that is so tender!} I make three and cut it up for several recipes for the week. But I like this recipe best. Thanks


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