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Classic Chicken Salad

I developed this classic chicken salad recipe for daughter’s second birthday party. (Read more about her gluten free birthday party menu here) I wanted to make sure anyone and everyone would enjoy the food we provided without feeling deprived. It’s amazing to me how many people feel deprived without bread!  I love my Curried Chicken Salad recipe and knew I had to make it. I decided to make a classic recipe as well so people had options.

To jazz up tmy salad, along with chicken I decided to use grapes, celery and jicama. We were already having chocolate dipped apple slices and I didn’t want to use apple again. The jicama added a nice crunch to the salad while the grapes added the sweetness the apples would normally give. I added parsley for the color and because parsley is a superfood. For a nice color contrast you can use red grapes but if you like green or purple grapes, it really doesn’t matter.

The recipe was a hit and I’m excited to share it with you. You can put this on top of a bed of spinach or pair with gluten free crackers. It’s great either way or by itself with a spoon (like I’m eating leftovers right now.)

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, and if you use paleo mayo, Paleo.

gluten free classic chicken salad

Classic Chicken Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 cups grapes
  • 1/8 cup sweet yellow or red onion
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 2 tsp dried parsley flakes or 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard


  • Boil your chicken until cooked completely, 20-30 minutes. Then dice into small pieces.
  • Slice grapes in half.
  • Finely dice onion.
  • Dice jicama into half inch cubes.
  • Cut celery into thin slices.
  • Toss all of that into a bowl. Add mayo, mustard, parsley, garlic salt and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Chill for at least an hour before serving.



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