Crunchy Chicken Salad (Gluten Free)

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Try this fresh chicken salad recipe for a cool summer dinner.


Crunchy Chicken Salad (Gluten Free)

Serving Size: Serves 4.

Crunchy Chicken Salad (Gluten Free)

A fresh and tasty recipe from The Peaceful Mom!


  • 2 baked chicken breasts shredded
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/2 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1/8 cup pecans, chopped coarsely
  • 1/4-1/2 cup non-sweet mayonnaise (we like Duke's)
  • Salt to taste.


  1. In a large glass bowl, combine first four ingredients.
  2. Add pecans and stir to combine.
  3. Add desired amount of mayonnaise (we add less to make salad drier) and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Add seasoning.
  5. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours to let flavors combine.
  6. Serve with gluten free corn tortilla strips (We like Mission brand).
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I’m linking up to Tasty Tuesday and Gluten Free Wednesday!


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly August 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Yummm… I have to try this one! I have been craving a crunchy chicken salad….and am on a hot pursuit to find one I love!


Kimberlee August 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

My pleasure Kimberly!


Michelle August 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Is the measurement for the mayo in cups? I don’t buy it very often, is Hellman’s or Miracle Whip a non sweetened type?
Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipe ideas!!


Kimberlee August 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Oops! Yes, the measurement should be in cups. We like ours with a little less mayo, but I know others like to load it up. Our favorite mayo is Duke’s because it has no added sugar, but I know it is only available in certain parts of the country. Hellman’s would probably be close. I know Miracle Whip has loads of sugar so it is really sweet. Hope this helps!


Allison Gonzalez May 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

We serve this at my work but on bread (Boo!) I eat it plain for a quick snack between waiting tables, also there is some shredded cheese and craisins in it. I wonder if grapes and raisins would be good in it


Madelen June 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Would it be possible to use yogurt instead of mayo? I am also Soy Free?


Kimberlee June 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

I think that could work well especially if you are using apples and pecans in the recipe. You could also check into recipes for making your own mayo using olive oil or another oil instead of soy bean oil.


Shelley March 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

Yummy… this sounds so good!


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