WHOLE30 CHICKEN SALAD by foodeliciousness | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
"This Whole30/Paleo hicken Salad is inspired by Waldorf chicken salad. You can use grapes or dried cranberries (this will make the salad more juicy) and nuts (that will add on its crunchiness). You are not to use diary in Whole30 recipes, so instead of using Greek yogurt, I added tahini!"
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Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 1/ 4 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 cups chicken breasts
  • 1 1/ 2 red grapes
  • 3 stalk celery
  • 1 large green onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dil
  • 1/ 4 cups tahini
  • 1/ 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/ 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/ 8 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons hot water


  • Step 1

    Toast the nuts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the nuts in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (for almonds) or 8 to 10 minutes (for walnuts) until crisp, fragrant, and toasted. Set a timer and do not walk away from the oven during the last few minutes, as nuts can burn the moment you stop watching. If using almonds, transfer to a small bowl; if using walnuts, transfer to a cutting board, then let cool a few minutes and roughly chop.

  • Step 2

    Place the diced chicken, grapes, celery, green onions, dill, and toasted nuts in a large bowl.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, add tahini, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine. Add the apple cider vinegar, then the hot water, and stir until smooth. Add additional hot water 1 tablespoon at a time, until you have a smooth, pourable sauce that seems like a thick dressing.

  • Step 4

    Pour the tahini mixture over the chicken mixture and toss to coat. Taste and add additional salt and pepper as desired. If time allows, refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve piled inside lettuce cups and enjoy!