Mac’s Awesome Sauce Chicken Salad

I am such a fan of chicken salad, I love it so much I can even eat it for breakfast. I sometimes need a break from the traditional chicken salad, so I have developed a new recipe to add to my rotation. My Awesome Sauce Chicken Salad is bursting with flavor and gets better as it sits in the fridge.

Awesome Sauce

This chicken salad is creamy and filled with super simple yet flavorful ingredients. Chopped chicken combined with my creamy Awesome Sauce topped with fresh chopped green and red onions is the perfect lunch…and even breakfast.

A great way to serve this salad is stuffed in an avocado or scooped up with mini multicolored peppers. It is light yet filling and can be whipped up at the beginning of the week and used throughout the week for meals or even a quick snack .

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Mac’s Awesome Sauce Chicken Salad


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x

Description

This Awesome Sauce Chicken Salad is super quick and perfect for meal prep. filled with super simple yet flavorful ingredients, such as, chopped chicken, a cream mayo base sauce and red and greed onions. Its’ Whole30, Paleo and Keto compliant.


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Ingredients

Chicken Salad

  • 4 medium chicken breast ((cooked and chopped into small cubes))
  • 3/4 cup Mac’s Awesome Sauce
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp diced red onions (divided)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt (add more to taste)

Mac’s Awesome Sauce

  • 1 cup homemade mayo (*see notes)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red or yellow onion
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt (*add another 1/4 tsp if needed)

Instructions

Chicken Salad

  1. 1.Place chicken breast in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once water is boiling, reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Allow the chicken to continue cooking on low for 15 minutes or until chicken has reached temperature. Make sure to always check with a meat thermometer. For chicken, it should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. 2. Remove the chicken from the hot water and allow to cool on a cutting board. Once cool, dice into small cubes.
  3. 3. Transfer the chopped chicken to a large mixing bowl along with the Awesome Sauce and the rest of the ingredients for the salad.
  4. 4.Use a spoon to mix until well combined.
  5. 5.Garnish with fresh green onions and 1 tbsp of diced red onions.

Mac’s Awesome Sauce

  1. Place 1 cup of mayo in a wide mouth mason jar or medium size bowl. Add in the coconut aminos, onions, salt and pepper. Stir with a spoon until combined.

Notes

Click here for my 60 second mayo recipe. 

  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish, Salad

Comments (23)

  • The mac sauce doesn’t list the lime and chili powder in the ingredient list,what are the measurements? Thanks

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    • The Mac’s Sauce doesn’t have those ingredients.

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  • I made this for this weeks meal prep! Delicious! We love your awesome sauce on everything so its a no brainer to use it for chicken salad!!

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  • One of my go to meal prep recipes!!

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    • Thanks Brittney! So glad you love this recipe 😉

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  • One of my favorites for meal prep durning the week! SO GOOD!

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  • Such a simple, delicious chicken salad. It’s almost hard to believe it’s Whole30!

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    • I am really happy you loved this recipe. Thank you

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  • Delicious!!! I used a rotisserie chicken instead of making my own. It saved a few steps and worked perfectly! Love the Mac’s Awesome Sauce too!

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  • So easy! One of the best chicken salads I’ve tried. We eat this all the time in our house. Thanks for all your great recipes ❤️

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    • YAY! Thank you so much for the sweet review!

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  • So glad I found your website. We have enjoyed our second whole30 so much more than the first time, in large part due to your delicious recipes, this chicken salad included!

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    • This comment just made my entire weekend. Thank you!

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  • How can you go wrong with Mac’s Awesome Sauce?! This salad is delicious and super flavorful. We also use the awesome sauce on the oven roasted tomatoes that are topped with bacon bits and basil (is on my saved list on Instagram from awhile back). We love it!

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    • So happy to hear you love this recipe. Thank you!

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  • This is the second time my husband has done a whole30 with me and he has requested that I make this chicken salad 3 weeks in a row. He likes to heat it up he says its taste almost like chicken alfredo.

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    • So happy to hear you love this recipe. Thank you!

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  • Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I take to work and wrap in salted butter lettuce cups. YUM!

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    • So happy to hear you like this. Thank you!

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  • So delicious and super easy!

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    • Easy……PEEZY……thats my goal for sure. Glad you enjoyed:-)

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  • I don’t typically like chicken salad but this recipe is awesome! I haven’t had luck making my own mayo yet, so I use regular. So great to have on had to eat for lunches in a lettuce wrap.

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    • Thank you Heather!

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