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Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe

This homemade Rotisserie Chicken Salad recipe is easy to make and loaded with shredded chicken, hard-boiled egg, bacon, pecans, pickles, onions, and homemade mayo. It’s perfect served over lettuce or on top of cucumbers. Plus, there are only 2 net carbs per serving! Whole30, Keto, and Paleo.
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Entrees/Appetizer
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Keto, Whole30
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken salad, keto, paleo, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe, whole30
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 5 cups chicken cooked and finely shredded
  • 1 hard boiled egg chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickles
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley fresh or dried
  • 3/4 cup homemade mayo
  • 3 tablespoons pecans rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • To a food processor, add in the cooked chicken and pulse for 20 seconds or until the chicken is nice and chopped. 
  • Transfer the chopped chicken to a large mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix with a large wooden spoon until combined and creamy. 
  • Place a lid on the mixing bowl and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving. Serve with sliced cucumbers, over lettuce or mini bell peppers. 
  • Enjoy!


Mac’s Pro Tips

  • Finely Shredded Chicken: The key to the perfect chicken salad recipe is shredding the chicken by adding it to a food processor. It gives it the perfect consistency and really is a game-changer for the overall texture.
  • Chill overnight: Making sure to allow the chicken salad to sit between 3-24 hours in the refrigerator makes a big difference in the taste. I always like making my salad the night before and allowing it to sit in the fridge overnight before serving. The flavors are incredible and serving it cold is best in my opinion.
  • Homemade Mayo: Store-bought mayo is not my jam. Making mayo homemade is the only way I can eat it. My 60-second Mayo recipe is filled with super simple ingredients and doesn't have any junk. Click here to grab the recipe.
  • Pickle Juice: Adding a tablespoon or so of pickle juice gives the chicken salad great flavor. It's my secret for my tuna and chicken salad recipes.

Storage Tips

  • This rotisserie chicken salad recipe can be stored for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator safely in an air-tight container with a lid.

How to Serve Chicken Salad

  • Over lettuce with a tomato and pickle
  • Stuffed in mini peppers
  • Wrapped in a coconut wrap
  • Gluten-Free Crackers (Not Keto or Whole30)
  • On top of cucumber slices
  • As a sandwich (Not Keto or Whole30, though there are low-carb bread options you can try!)


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g