Chicken salads are one of my favorite things to whip up when I need a quick meal that I don’t actually have to cook. This recipe for bacon ranch chicken salad is a super delicious and satisfying meal with one of my favorite flavor profiles. I mean what’s not to love about chicken bacon and ranch?! My chicken bacon ranch skillet and chicken bacon ranch sheet pan have the same mix of flavors and they are two of my favorite recipes! This recipe is also dairy-free, paleo and keto friendly AND Whole30 compliant. It's the perfect healthy no-cook meal for any time of day.
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Whole30 Chicken Salad Ingredients
The sauce portion of this low carb chicken salad recipe is a mix of mayonnaise, ranch dressing and dill. I use Primal Kitchen foods for both! Their avocado oil mayo is AMAZING and the Vegan Ranch Dressing is my favorite Whole30 compliant ranch out there! It is super creamy with the perfect ranch flavor without any of the dairy or eggs. You can save 10% off your order with the code “BEAUTY10” on the Primal Kitchen website.
Other things you will need are:
- Chicken: you can use rotisserie chicken, or shredded chicken breast or even canned chicken!
- No sugar bacon (I love Tender Belly,Apple Gate or Pederson's Farms
- Fresh chopped dill
- Diced Red Onion
- Salt and Pepper
Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Preparation and Serving Suggestions
This chicken salad recipe is so easy to make! You’ll start by cooking your bacon in a skillet. While that’s cooking you can chop and prepare your red onion and celery. When your bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble it into small pieces and then mix your mayo, dill and ranch together with a fork. Once all your ingredients are prepped and chopped the rest is just a matter of mixing it all together in a large mixing bowl. Easy peasy! I also recommend storing in the refrigerator for a but to allow the flavors to meld together.
You can eat this bacon ranch chicken salad on its own, in a lettuce wrap or serve it with bell peppers for crunch. This recipe is meant to be Whole30 compliant but if you’re not on a round, it goes great with some crackers or with bread as a sandwich. This chicken salad tastes great the next day so it's a great meal prep option also when stored in an airtight container!
This recipe for Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is dairy free, paleo and keto friendly AND Whole30 compliant. It’s the perfect healthy meal or snack that comes together in just 5 quick minutes!
- Cook bacon in a skillet and set aside to cool
- Mix mayo, ranch and chopped dill together in a medium sized bowl
- Crumble bacon when cool enough to handle and add to bowl along with all other ingredients
- Mix thoroughly
- Serve on it's own or with bell peppers or crackers for crunch!
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- Serving Size: ½ of recipe
- Calories: 297
- Fat: 15.4
- Carbohydrates: 5.8
- Protein: 36
Keywords: paleo, whole30, keto, low carb, chicken bacon ranch