This low carb lemon & herb chicken salad uses fresh herbs, lemon and almonds for a tasty dish in minutes. Eat it on a croissant, crusty bread or lettuce for a low carb lunch.
I’ve always been fond of chicken salad but never seemed to make it. Probably because I’ve liked so many variations of it. There is the creamy, shredded chicken salad I had when I lived in rural PA. I also used to love a tarragon and cashew chicken salad from a small ice cream shop when I was in college. And let’s not forget my favorite; a lemon chicken salad I had at a shower once. This is pretty close to that one. The lemon and herbs really give it a fresh taste, like summer and the almonds give it some crunch. I’ll be making this one a lot and maybe tackle those other ones later in summer.
I used rotisserie chicken for this recipe because it was quicker and I truly like the taste of rotisserie chicken. If you are using chicken breast you have on hand maybe poach or roast it. Once again I used herbs from the lovely herb garden my sister gave me. I used lemon thyme, basil and parsley as well as lemon juice and lemon zest.
Lemon & Herb Chicken Salad
This comes together in just minutes so you can eat it whenever you are in the mood for a delicious chicken salad. I enjoy eating it on a piece of Romain lettuce but of course it would taste great on a croissant, a piece of good crusty bread or any way that you like to eat your chicken salad. I hope you enjoy this light, fresh chicken salad recipe. And I’ll be trying some more of those other chicken salad dishes soon. So stay tuned.
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
- ¼ cup finely chopped onions
- 1 lemon, juiced and zested
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon fresh herbs, chopped (I used basil, parsley, lemon thyme)
- ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the lemon juice, zest, mayonnaise, herbs, salt and pepper.
- Toss with the cooked chicken.
- Top with the sliced almonds if you are using.
- Refrigerate for an hour to get the best taste but can eat right away.
- Serve on bread or salad.
What’s your favorite chicken salad? Drop me a comment and let me know.