Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Salad Recipe

I love the versatility and simplicity of chicken salad. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this quick and easy gluten-free chicken salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser.


2 cups diced, cooked chicken

½ cup mayo (regular or light)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 cup chopped onion

¼ cup diced red grapes

2 Tablespoons toasted almond slices


Chop almonds into slices or small chunks. Toast in dry sauté pan over low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, as they burn easily.

In a small bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice, pepper, and salt.

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, onion, grapes and almonds. Add mayo mixture to chicken mixture and combine until well mixed. Chill.

This chicken salad can be served in a variety of ways. I often eat it as if it were chip dip and scoop it up on a variety of veggies.

A few serving suggestions are:

  • On sliced apples, which happens to be my favorite way to eat this chicken salad.
  • Thick bell pepper slices make perfect scoops.
  • Jicama sticks or tortillas add a nice crunch.
  • Cucumber rounds make nice cracker substitutes.
  • Gluten-Free crackers
  • As a sandwich on your favorite gluten-free bread

Welcome to The Gluten Freestyle. My name is Kim Rozsa. I began baking gluten free more than 20 years ago, when my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease. In 1997, gluten free was nearly unheard of, and as you can imagine, gluten free foods were not readily available at your local grocery store. Telling my two-year-old that she could no longer have bread, crackers, pasta or cookies was heartbreaking. I knew that something had to be done, so my adventures in gluten free baking began! Now, with more than 20 years of gluten free baking and experimenting with recipes under my belt, I am always excited to share my delicious recipes with others. It is not at all uncommon for someone to eat one of my baked goods and ask me, with a surprised look on their face, if I’m sure what they are eating is gluten free. Everyone deserves to eat delicious foods and I am thrilled to be able to help you do just that!


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