Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

4.34 from 3 votes

Stay Paleo with this versatile chicken salad!

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.

4.34 from 3 votes

Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

A straightforward salad with whole and clean ingredients, everyone will love this recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


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


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

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 161mg | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Quick and Easy

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  1. Hi,

    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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