Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo) – A Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe

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Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This lemon chicken salad with canned chicken recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this 5-Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Salad which is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo) Recipe

While mayonnaise is often used in chicken salad recipes, it is not a required ingredient.  Leave the mayo out of this Low Carb Chicken Salad, replacing it instead with a simple olive oil-based dressing.

Mayonnaise can be a low carb and keto-friendly ingredient, but many brands of mayo are packed with sugar.  Olive oil, on the other hand, is a go-to in the low carb world because it has zero net carbs.

Our Keto Chicken Salad recipe features a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

To keep the entire meal low carb, just grab some Romaine lettuce (or iceberg) to make a lettuce wrap, no bread needed.

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

Canned Chicken Salad Ingredient List

Canned Chicken, drained and flaked

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Lemon Juice, fresh if possible

Lemon Zest (optional)

Olive Oil

Salt

Black Pepper

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

5 Minute Chicken Salad Recipe

Who doesn’t love a meal that takes 5 minutes to make? Plus, this chicken salad has only a handful of ingredients.

Barbara loves using canned chicken – one of her favorite pantry staples – for quick meal prep. If you have not tried canned chicken, you really should give it a shot. It is not only great to use in chicken salad, it also makes prepping your favorite casseroles quick and easy, or try this fun Chicken Crescent Bake using canned chicken.

Canned chicken is a low calorie, high protein pantry staple.  It is a good idea to read the label to check the sodium content.  You could rinse off the excess sodium by rinsing with water and draining before using in your recipes. Check out this post with all of our favorite recipes that can use canned chicken.

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

Do I need to cook canned chicken?

No, canned chicken does not need to be cooked at home before eating.  The chicken gets cooked during the canning process.  It is ready to go as soon as you open the can.

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

Notes About Low Carb Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe:

  • Canned chicken typically comes in 12.5 ounce cans.  This means that one can of chicken breast equals approximately two chicken breasts.
  • Be sure to drain and then lightly flake the canned chicken before adding the Parmesan cheese and other ingredients.
  • For added flavor, zest the lemon before juicing, and add the lemon zest right into the Lemon Chicken Salad.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper together until the juice and oil are well mixed to form a dressing.
  • Barbara often doubles this 5-Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Salad at the beginning of the week, and then takes it for her lunch the rest of the week.
  • This Lemon Chicken Salad is the perfect amount to serve two people, and it is also easy to double or triple to feed a bigger crowd.
  • If you are looking for a more traditional chicken salad, try our 3-Ingredient Chicken Salad (also made with canned chicken) or our Fancy Chicken Salad.  You may also want to try our 10 Minute Lemon Chicken Pasta with Canned Chicken.

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

How to Make Keto Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken:

  1. Drain and flake canned chicken.
  2. Add Parmesan cheese and mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, make a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour over chicken and mix.
  5. To eat, serve as a sandwich or in a lettuce wrap.

Full recipe and ingredient amounts for the BEST CHICKEN SALAD with Canned Chicken can be found below. 

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

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Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo) - A Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe

Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 minute chicken salad, chicken salad with canned chicken, keto chicken salad, lemon chicken salad, low carb chicken salad
Servings: 2
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 12.5 ounces can chicken breast chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Lemon Zest (optional)

Instructions

  • Drain chicken breast chunks, lightly flake the chunks; add Parmesan cheese and mix.
    Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.
  • Mix together lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper until emulsified.
    Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.
  • Pour over chicken and cheese mixture, and stir together. Add lemon zest, if desired.
    Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.
  • Eat immediately or refrigerate until later.
    Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.
  • Tastes great served in lettuce cups.
    Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this Low Carb Chicken Salad (no mayo).  This Lemon Chicken Salad with Canned Chicken Recipe only takes 5 minute to prepare, and is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

Notes

  • Canned chicken typically comes in 12.5 ounce cans.  This means that one can of chicken breast equals approximately two chicken breasts.
  • Be sure to drain and then lightly flake the canned chicken before adding the Parmesan cheese and other ingredients.
  • For added flavor, zest the lemon before juicing, and add the lemon zest right into the Lemon Chicken Salad. 
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper together until the juice and oil are well mixed to form a dressing.
  • Barbara often doubles this 5-Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Salad at the beginning of the week, and then take it for her lunch.
  • This Lemon Chicken Salad is the perfect amount to serve two people, and it is also easy to double or triple to feed a bigger crowd.
  • If you are looking for a more traditional chicken salad, try our 3-Ingredient Chicken Salad (also made with canned chicken) or our Fancy Chicken Salad.  You may also want to try our 10 Minute Lemon Chicken Pasta with Canned Chicken.

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Sometimes eating healthier really is easy, like with this 5-Minute Low Carb Lemon Chicken Salad which is perfect served on your favorite type of lettuce. By using canned chicken, you can whip this dish up in no time.

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  1. What is the serving size per person for this recipe. I know it’s a saving size for 4 just need to know what it breaks down per single serving.

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