Chicken & Broccoli Salad

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Low carb and Keto friendly!

Hello! Well, the warm weather is finally here and with that comes all the yummy salads! Some days when it’s too hot to turn on the stove, it’s nice to have some sort of salad in the fridge for a quick, healthy meal.

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This recipe started out as a sort of “take care of the little bits in the fridge” recipe. It’s so loved in my house that it doesn’t last more than two days! I have to make it quite often as it’s asked for almost every day. It also happens to be keto-friendly and it’s really hardy with plenty of protein so it will keep you satisfied for a long while – it’s a meal on its own.

Recipe ~

  • 4 cups – diced or shredded chicken
  • 4 cups – diced raw broccoli
  • 1/2 cup – bacon
  • 3/4 cup diced pickles
  • 3 – 4 celery sticks – diced
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheese (pretty much any kind of hard cheese will do – I use parmesan or cheddar mostly)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups – mayo (use to your liking)
  • 4 tbsp – apple cider vinegar

Optional ~

  • 1/3 cup relish (I use homemade zucchini relish but any kind will do)
  • you can substitute some of the mayo for ranch dressing or any creamy dressing of your choice.
  • 1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

Directions ~

Cook the chicken and bacon (if you’re using raw bacon. I used Hormel real bacon bits so I didn’t have to cook it). I usually add some BBQ sauce to the chicken. You can bake it, fry it, or even BBQ it. This time I baked it.

Add all ingredients to a large bowl. This time, for the dressing, I used half Dilly Dip and half mayo. Once you’ve got it all in the bowl mix well and enjoy it! I don’t suggest adding any salt as the bacon and pickles take care of that pretty well. If there’s not enough dressing simply add more mayo.

Pretty simple, right? Let me know what you think!

So, I thought I’d add that I made this batch last night and I have to make another tomorrow! They sure do love this salad…but so do I 😉

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May 27, 2020 at 9:52 PM

Looks delicious. Makes a healthy alternative! Loved it

May 28, 2020 at 5:42 AM

The chicken broccoli looks quite sumptuous and tasty, thanks for sharing

May 28, 2020 at 5:44 AM

I’ve had a similar broccoli side salad, just not with chicken. This sounds delicious and would make a great lunch. Can’t wait to try it.

May 28, 2020 at 7:46 AM

Yum we do a broccoli and grape salad but I love the idea of adding in chicken to make it more of a meal. Got to try it soon!

May 28, 2020 at 7:11 PM

This looks so tasty. Saving for when my low-carb kids visit!

May 31, 2020 at 9:04 AM

That looks pretty tasty! 🙂 I make a broccoli salad, minus the pickles and chicken, but with peanuts and sultanas!

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