5 Ingredient Paleo Chicken Salad

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not overthink a meal. This is a family favorite and is quick. It’s perfect for lunch or times you just aren’t able to plan ahead and need a quick, easy meal that tastes good and satisfies even picky eaters.

Last night we had gymnastics and baseball practices, in addition I had a ton of errands to run and work to do; making a meal just wasn’t on my radar. I needed something that could go straight from the fridge or pantry to the plate, literally.

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Chicken ( I used organic canned chicken that I had in the pantry, but diced chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken would work just as well, if not better)

Apples – diced (I used one medium apple for 2 cans of Chicken)

Celery – diced (2 diced stalks or 1/4 cup for 2 cans of Chicken)

Red Onion – diced (1/4 cup again)

Mayo  – to taste (1 TBS at a time until you have the desired consistency)

I normally use homemade paleo-mayonnaise – see recipe below), but luckily, I had some of Tessemae’s new mayo on hand in the fridge and saved myself this step! This stuff is a gift from the Paleo gods!


Dump everything in a bowl! Easy Peasy! Serve on a bed of lettuce, in lettuce cups or in a hollowed out bell pepper maybe? The opportunities are limitless!

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Grapes pair really well with this chicken salad too, in lieu of or in addition to the apples. After the fact, I thought, I probably should have added some walnuts for crunch too! Get Creative!

What’s your favorite “easy, no prep” type meal?



1 cup olive oil

1/3 cup avocado oil

2 egg yolks



1 1/2 TBS of organic Lemon juice

1 tsp dried mustard or dijon mustard


In a tall narrow cup – start with egg yolks and lemon juice, then add remaining ingredients. Us an immersion blender (stick blender like this one) starting at bottom and slowly incorporating ingredients upward as the bottom emulsifies.


About Leanna Cappucci

I am a woman, a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur and I have worn a hundred different hats in my lifetime. I've recreated myself when I've needed to, I've gleaned from the experiences I've been lucky enough to have - both positive and negative, and they have impacted the person that I am today. Like you, I've succeeded and failed and I will continue to do so, because failure is simply the precursor to success! As a coach, as a blogger and as a friend; I am just who I am. I will ramble, I will be honest, I will be emotionally invested and I will say it like it is. I am not a sugar coater, I value honesty. I am not afraid to disagree or have conflict, as those are both healthy and vital to individual growth. I enjoy teaching, learning, discussing and collaborating. As a mother, there is nothing more important to me that the responsibility I have been given to shape the lives of my children, to empower them, to protect them and to help them learn to be strong and independent adults some day.