Equally sweet and savory, this low-carb cranberry chicken salad satisfies you from lunch until dinner. Use it for your meal prep.
Cranberry Chicken Salad
This is the perfect fall chicken salad. There is so much to love about it! Crispy celery pieces, crunchy walnuts, and sweet and chewy cranberries – it’s a colorful and fun salad to eat.
Usually, dried cranberries are not a keto-friendly food. This salad makes enough to feed six people and I only used 1/4 a cup of dried cranberries in the entire thing. There aren’t enough cranberries in one serving to affect your ketosis, so you can enjoy them in this recipe.
Low-Carb Cranberry Salad
This is also a budget-friendly salad that you can eat as your entire lunch or as a side with your dinner. It’s a fantastic way to use leftover cooked chicken. If you are short on time. grab a rotisserie chicken and add that to the salad.
Or keep some canned chicken in the pantry and use them to make your cranberry chicken salad.
Canned chicken is keto-friendly and easy on the budget. I like to keep a few cans in the pantry and use them to make other types of chicken salad – like jalapeno popper chicken salad or lemon basil chicken salad.
Chicken Salad With Bacon
This chicken salad tastes perfect when you eat it straight out of the bowl with a fork. You don’t have to do anything extra to it! For some extra deliciousness, add some keto Italian breadsticks to the side.
If you want to eat this salad like a wrap, I suggest using large lettuce leaves or wrapping it in a cheese wrap. These are both zero-carb ways to enjoy this salad without using (or making) bread.
Cranberry Side Dish
This cranberry side dish has both sweet and savory flavors, so it can go with almost any main course you serve it with. There are also just 2 grams net carbs in each serving! You won’t have to worry about consuming too many carbs when you eat this salad.
Serve this with more veggies to increase your fiber. I suggest something like some butternut squash noodles or zucchini boats.
If you want to add this chicken salad to your meal prep (or pack it in a school lunch) just store it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad
I think the walnuts in this salad add a delightful crunch. Plus, they are high in healthy fats, so they will keep you feeling full between meals. If you don’t like walnuts, try it with some sliced almonds or pecans.
It’s also perfectly ok to just leave the nuts out entirely. This salad is still just as tasty without them.
Low-Carb Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe
Below are the ingredients you’ll need to make this tasty low-carb cranberry chicken salad recipe. Exact measurements and instructions are located in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Net Carbs: 2 net carbs per serving
Unsweetened dried cranberries
Salt and pepper
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl with the exception of the bacon.
Stir to combine the ingredients well.
Garnish with the bacon and serve, or chill before serving if desired.
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Low-Carb Cranberry Chicken Salad With Bacon
- Mixing Bowl
- 3 cups Shredded Chicken
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 Small Red Onion chopped finely
- 1/2 cup Celery chopped
- 1/3 cup Walnuts chopped
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Dried Cranberries
- 2 tbsp Crumbled Bacon
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl with the exception of the bacon.
- Stir to combine the ingredients well.
- Garnish with the bacon and serve, or chill before serving if desired.
Net Carbs: 2 Net Carbs Per Serving The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
If you enjoyed this keto cranberry chicken salad recipe, here are some more easy keto cranberry recipes kids will enjoy too.
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