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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe {Egg-Free, Gluten-Free}

Looking for something to make with your leftover chicken? This simple, allergy-friendly, nutritious recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds. The sweet and savory combination pairs perfectly with chicken. Try my healthy mayonnaise with this recipe which definitely makes it a nutritious option.

A collage of our trip to California. runcooklaugh.comYes, it has been a few weeks since I posted anything!!! Life got in the way and taking a nice break in sunny California was an excellent excuse. We decided to pack up the whole gang and stay with my best friend. Imagine 4 adults, 8 kids, 3 dogs, and 2 cats all under 1 roof. I would not have had it any other way! I met my best friend, Karin, freshman year of high school and we have been friends for 30 years. I was drawn to her outrageous sense of humor and we had a blast at the all-girl Catholic school we attended. We ran track together in high school and years later ran the New York City Marathon. Now we are raising 4 kids each with dietary restrictions! She moved to California a few years ago and I miss her dearly. This trip was just what we needed to stay intimately connected. The beauty of it all is that our children also share the same bond for one another.All the ingredients in my chicken salad on a cutting board. runcooklaugh.com

Back home to reality and creating some allergy-friendly meals is a must! Chicken is a staple in my home and I am constantly searching for some great ways to change up this common piece of poultry. Occasionally there is leftover grilled chicken or chicken from making broth that is perfect the next day for making a simple, tasty lunch.A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com

Since I like to transform unhealthy recipes, I decided to play around with the ingredients in mayonnaise. I discovered that the liquid in chickpeas, otherwise know as aquafaba or chickpea brin, is a perfect replacement for egg whites. Thus a lovely, healthy, vegan mayonnaise was created that worked well with this recipe.A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com

I am a huge fan of a sweet and savory dish. Adding some juicy grapes to this recipe achieved the flavour combination that gave it just the right palatableness. The mulberries and apples were an added bonus of sweetness as well. Mulberries not only taste delicious, they are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, iron, vitamin K, potassium, and vitamin E. They are also higher in protein than most dried fruits. Mulberries are rich in plant compounds, such as anthocyanins, which is an antioxidant that may inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol and have beneficial effects against heart disease. They also contain contain less than half the amount of sugar found in raisins but still taste oh so sweet.A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com

Now when you are looking for something quick yet healthy to eat try this recipe over a bed of spinach, or wrapped it in lettuce or a gluten-free wrap… you can even eat it straight out of the bowl😉.A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com

A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com
Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe {Egg-Free, Gluten-Free}
Print Recipe
With just a few healthy ingredients, makes this quick recipe a perfect nutritious lunch, snack and even a fantastic dinner option.
Servings
4 - 6
Servings
4 - 6
A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com
Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe {Egg-Free, Gluten-Free}
Print Recipe
With just a few healthy ingredients, makes this quick recipe a perfect nutritious lunch, snack and even a fantastic dinner option.
Servings
4 - 6
Servings
4 - 6
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl toss together the chicken, celery, onions, apples, grapes, sunflower seeds, and mulberries. Set aside.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, dill, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and whisk in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken and gently stir until well combined. You may want to add more salt or pepper if needed.
  3. Serve on bed of lettuce or spinach, a G/F wrap or sandwich. Enjoy!
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A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com
Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe {Egg-Free, Gluten-Free}
Print Recipe
With just a few healthy ingredients, makes this quick recipe a perfect nutritious lunch, snack and even a fantastic dinner option.
Servings
4 - 6
Servings
4 - 6
A bowl of healthy chicken salad made with chickpea mayonnaise. runcooklaugh.com
Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe {Egg-Free, Gluten-Free}
Print Recipe
With just a few healthy ingredients, makes this quick recipe a perfect nutritious lunch, snack and even a fantastic dinner option.
Servings
4 - 6
Servings
4 - 6
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl toss together the chicken, celery, onions, apples, grapes, sunflower seeds, and mulberries. Set aside.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, dill, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and whisk in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken and gently stir until well combined. You may want to add more salt or pepper if needed.
  3. Serve on bed of lettuce or spinach, a G/F wrap or sandwich. Enjoy!
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