Keto Chicken Avocado Crunch (with a Creamy Twist) Salad!

This keto chicken salad is hands down the best! It’s packed with delicious textures and flavours – crunchy, creamy, sweet, and satisfying. Even people who aren’t on the keto diet love it! Unlike boring salads, this one doesn’t have any lettuce or filler greens. It’s all about the good stuff!

This recipe has everything you need and it’s super quick to make. You can enjoy it over lettuce for a light lunch or turn it into a keto sandwich. Plus, it’s budget-friendly, easy to prepare, and great for feeding a crowd or family. 

Keto Chicken Salad Recipe

Keto Chicken Salad Recipe

This keto chicken salad recipe is super simple and tasty, perfect for a quick low-carb lunch that's ready in just 20 minutes. You can serve it in a lettuce wrap, on cucumber slices, or with low-carb bread. It's creamy and delicious, making it one of my favorite go-to lunch options. Plus, it's versatile enough to be a light dinner or a dish to take to a potluck party! It's really filling, satisfying, and packed with protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 195 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 1 cup Cooked Chicken breast chopped or shredded
  • 1 medium Avocado sliced or diced
  • 2 cups Lettuce or spinach chopped
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium Cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 cup Red onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise adjust to desired creaminess
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro (chopped)


  • Chop up some cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Slice or dice a ripe avocado.
  • Cut some lettuce or spinach into smaller bits.
  • cut in half those cherry tomatoes.
  • Slice a cucumber into thin pieces.
  • Thinly slice a bit of red onion.
  • Toss everything into a big bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix some olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour that yummy dressing over your salad and give it a good mix.
  • Time to eat your tasty Keto chicken salad!


  • Use about two small poached chicken breasts for the salad. You can also use rotisserie chicken (both breast and thigh meat) or canned chicken breast (in spring water or brine).  
  • You can store Leftovers and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.   
  • You should Prepare the salad up to five hours in advance to let the flavours blend well and stay fresh!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories195 kcal
Vitamin A129IU

How Do I Stop My Salad From Getting Too Watery?

How Do I Stop My Salad From Getting Too Watery?

When you put salt in the salad, it can make it watery because it draws out moisture from the veggies. But with the amounts we’re using, it’s not a big problem.

If your salad does get too watery after sitting in the fridge overnight, just mix in a spoonful of mayo, sour cream, or olive oil. These ingredients help soak up the extra water and make your salad creamy without being too watery.

Can I Prepare This Recipe Ahead of Time?

You can make this salad a few hours before you plan to eat. Just mix everything, cover it, and put it in the fridge. When it’s time to eat, give it another stir to make sure all the flavours are mixed well. Then, it’ll be nice and fresh when you enjoy it!

Does Adding Mayo to a Chicken Salad Make it Okay For a Keto Diet?

Mayonnaise is something people on the keto diet often like. Most store-bought mayo has hardly any carbs. And if you make it yourself, it’s just eggs, oil, and flavouring. So, whether you buy it or make it, mayo is a good choice for keto!

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