Chicken Salad


Chicken salad is a favorite around here.  My gluten-free son particularly likes it and will eat it at home or at school as a snack.  It’s naturally gluten and dairy free and I choose to use a soy free mayonnaise.

A friend of many recently made chicken salad with almonds and raisins.  I really enjoyed it.  Raisins are not a favorite of mine, but I like the sweetness they add to this salad and the almonds give it nice crunch.  So, I thought I would come up with a recipe that included ingredient amounts since this month’s challenge is to create a gluten-free salad.

You can, of course, vary ingredient amounts to taste.  I have a son who does not like a lot of mayonnaise, and so I went easy on it.  You may want to add more.

I used leftover chicken breasts that I had cooked in the crock pot.  With a large crock pot, it’s easy to cook enough for dinner and have plenty leftover for another meal or chicken salad.

You can use any cooked chicken you like, but I prefer white meat for this recipe.


Chicken Salad
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 4 cups cooked cubed chicken breasts
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  1. Place the cubed chicken in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper on top and toss to combine.
  3. Add the mayonnaise and stir to coat the chicken well.
  4. Add the almonds and raisins and toss.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Chopped apples are often pretty good in that type of salad too! You can pick sweeter (gala, golden delicious) or more tart options (granny smith, mutsu).

  2. We love chicken salad and yours looks delicious, Linda. I’ll whip up some any time we have leftover chicken. I like using almonds and grape halves sometimes and more basic recipes other times. I’m also a big fan of adding just a touch of Dijon to chicken salad. Folks love it. :-)


  3. Yum. This chicken salad was to die for. I have tried a few other recipes, but this one really stands out. I am always looking for tasty gluten free recipes and I will definitely recommend this one to my gluten free friends. Thanks!

  4. How would this be if i tossed in some Romaine lettuce?

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