Sonoma Chicken Salad
FINALLY sharing this chicken salad with you guys!! A couple of weeks ago I was at trader joe’s and saw a sonoma chicken salad of sorts in the pre-made foods section and I was so close to buying it for a quick lunch until I read the ingredient list… how could it be so long?! I have been much more lax in my pregnant and tired state lately that I have been going to convenience over quality but I still always look at the ingredient lists. It’s been easy to allow vegetable oils and sugars creep in which is fine time to time, but it’s when I read a list that is 20 + ingredients long and filled with things I can’t pronounce – aka chemicals, that I feel an urge to say NO!! So I picked up chicken and some red grapes and knew I probably had everything else I needed at home. I am soooo glad I did this because it was the easiest and tastiest chicken salad i’ve had in awhile. It is also perfect to make a big batch of for the week to eat for lunch!
A few ideas of how to eat this Sonoma Chicken Salad:
- Scoop it into a lettuce wrap.
- Scoop it up with celery sticks.
- Serve it on a salad with a little bit of your favorite salad dressing or some oil + apple cider vinegar.
- Scoop it into bell peppers (large or mini!)
- In a coconut wrap – love the ones from Thrive Market
- With a fork!
Have you run to the store to get these ingredients yet??
We have loads more Chicken Salad Recipes for you to try:
Mixed Berry Pecan Chicken Salad
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Nutrition for Sonoma Chicken Salad:
Whats great about this Sonoma Chicken Salad Recipe is that is it very clean and is Paleo compliant. The mayonnaise used is from an olive oil source(less than 3 g of the total 15 g of fat are from saturated!), you’ve got some antioxidants from the apple cider vinegar and it is loaded with fruits and veggies! Pretty balanced allowing you to get something from every recommended food group! Fat, protein, carbohydrate. Also it is relevantly low in calories coming in at 230 per serving! Not bad at all especially if you eat it on top of a mixed green salad!Print
Sonoma Chicken Salad
- 5 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
- ½ cup mayonnaise (i use primal kitchen avocado oil mayo)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup red grapes, chopped in half
- 1 cup chopped celery
- In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey and poppy seeds and whisk to combine until smooth.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add chicken to the bowl and toss with dressing. Add in grapes and celery and toss again to coat. Season once more with salt and pepper!
- Check out this post for How to Cook Chicken!
I cannot wait to make this!!!! It sounds delicious!
How many servings is this recipe?
It really depends on the person! My husband eats about 3 times more than I do so I shy away from giving serving sizes. About 4-6 though for reference!
Thank you 🙂 I made the recipe and it makes a great lunch!
I have made this recipe twice. Legit. AMZING! YUM! I tried it with a can of tuna too!! YES!!! It was delicious both ways! Thanks for blogging and posting delicious recipes for us!
Yay!! So glad you liked it!!!
So great! I don’t always follow the recipe exactly (whatever I have on hand) but it’s always delicious when inspired by kelsey! Thanks for another winner!!!
This recipe is so yummy! Made it last night for lunches this week and I was just thrilled as I ate my lunch at work today………so satisfying. It did not disappoint! Thank you for a new lunch recipe. Sometimes lunch on the go can get a bit boring. :0
Love this recipe. After many days of boring lunches, I needed something to look forward to. I made this to take for lunch for the week. It is super yummy and fresh. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.
Amazing!!! My entire family loves this and I’ve told lots of friends how good this is. Thanks Kelsey!
So glad you guys all love it!
My fave kind of recipe- fast, delish, and simple! Perfect lunch for work!
So glad you love it!
I’ve made this chicken salad about 5+ times – and I love it! Tastes even better the next day. When I didn’t have grapes, I’ve used dried cranberries – they weren’t paleo, but delish! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
Love this recipe! Such a good one for summer. Will definitely be making again!
Great to hear!
This says 5 cups of shredded chicken, in the ‘how to cook chicken’ recipe, you use 1.5 lbs. Is 1.5 lbs what you use for this recipe? Depending on how you chopped or shredded it, I bet the volume could be different? Thanks!
It’s usually about that much! It doesn’t have to be exact to work for 1.5 or whatever you get at the store in a typical package can work!
Made this chicken salad for my lunches this week. So good! Fresh and delicious. The grapes make it a little sweet with the savory chicken, and the celery adds a good crunch. Clean ingredients. I used my own homemade Mayo. Make this! You won’t regret it!
This was sooo good!! Used dried cranberries instead of grapes, because that is what we had on hand. Great for lunch and meal prep!!
That’s a fav swap of mine also! Enjoy
This is delicious!!
Ummmm, I’ve been following you on the gram (forever!) and now on the tock and I FINALLY JUST MADE THIS! (all the stars align when you have all the ingredients except the chicken)
So good Kelsey. Love it. I struggle to get the proteins into my day and this is my lunch for the week. ❤️