Rotisserie chicken salad is one of my all-time favorite low carb chicken recipes! Because there’s nothing better than cold, creamy chicken salad on a hot summer day…
There are a lot of healthy recipes out there for chicken salad, but this one is SO simple to make, and the flavor is out of this WORLD!!!
All that perfectly seasoned, smoky flavored rotisserie chicken flavor is elevated with the introduction of ranch dressing.
This is one of those awesome low carb recipes that will carry you right into fall and sometimes beyond! I call this the King of chicken salad, read on to find out why!
This chicken salad comes together in a flash, but you’d never know by the flavor! Here’s what makes it so great.
- Smoky flavor of rotisserie chicken
- Added element of ranch and bacon
- Super easy to throw together
- Intensely delicious flavor
The rich, scrumptious flavor of this absolutely delightful rotisserie chicken salad comes from a combination of some of the tastiest low carb ingredients.
Making rotisserie chicken salad doesn’t really involve much cooking, aside from the bacon (I like to cook mine a little crispier), because using rotisserie chicken means most of this salad recipes work is done for you!
In the recipe below, I used my own homemade ranch dressing (keto approved!). If you decide to go with a store-bought version, glance at the label to make sure it fits with your eating plan.
If you happen to have some leftover chicken from the grill, then you can make grilled chicken salad and save a few dollars on the rotisserie.
You can also make canned chicken salad with this recipe, it’ll still taste unbelievable!
Health Lunch Storing Tips
Storing your rotisserie chicken salad for healthy lunch ideas (or whenever you choose to eat it!) is as simple as putting it in an airtight container in the fridge. If you live with others, put it in the back of the fridge, because this tasty dish will disappear fast!
Can You Freeze This?
Unfortunately, rotisserie chicken salad does not freeze well. Mayonnaise and Greek yogurt both tend to separate in the freezer and its best to use fresh veggies for this recipe. The good news is that it won’t matter because this is a simple recipe that comes together fast and tastes amazing!
Low Carb Lunch Meal Prepping Tips
This dish makes for amazing make ahead low carb lunch ideas — whip up a batch on Sunday and enjoy it for workweek lunches! Portion your meals into individual containers for a quick grab and go option.
A good old-fashioned chicken salad sandwich is always amazing, but there are SO many other choices…
For a lower carb option, I like to serve rotisserie chicken salad on a bed of crispy lettuce. You can also wrap it in lettuce (Romaine works great for this) or in a low carb tortilla for a tasty twist!
As a matter of fact, you can also eat it with low carb tortilla chips, on sliced cucumbers or even in a hollowed tomato. The ranch and bacon are simply exquisite with the tomato and cucumber!
Your choices are really endless.
WOW! The things you can do with this recipe are simply incredible! Here are a few things you can add to this recipe to really take it to the next level (if that’s even possible)!
- Low Carb BBQ sauce
- Sunflower seeds or sliced almonds
- Cilantro, basil or dill
- Chopped cucumbers
- Chopped ham
How Can I Make This Healthier?
This healthy chicken salad recipe is almost as good as it gets! As it’s delicious, healthy, and satiating.
How Can I Make This Spicier?
Now we’re talking! Throw a little heat in there by adding a few dashes of Tabasco sauce or some chopped jalapenos.
Of course, you can change your whole center of gravity and make buffalo chicken salad or Mexican chicken salad, two more marvelous low carb chicken recipes.
What Other Sauces Can I Substitute For Ranch?
Getting creative in the kitchen is always fun and it can be quite tasty, too! If you aren’t a big fan of ranch dressing, no problem…
Try making honey mustard chicken salad or pesto chicken salad for some incredible lunches! Just swap out the sauces and skip the cheese, or try mozzarella for a more subtle flavor.
Can I Add Fruit?
Absolutely! You’ll probably want to stick to low carb fruits…
Chicken salad with apples and chicken salad with grapes are both popular choices, but to save yourself some carbs, try blueberries or raspberries instead!
If you are just looking for a little subtle flavor, then try making cranberry chicken salad or throw a few raisins in there. Chopped figs work too!
What Other Herbs + Spices Can I Add?
The world is yours! Try adding cilantro or a little bit of cumin for a new flavor combination. Making curry chicken salad adds just a little heat and some Indian flair that calls to your taste buds.
Tarragon chicken salad is also tasty. It has a very distinct flavor and pleasant aroma that compliments the chicken in a big way.
Rotisserie Chicken Salad
- 4 Cups Rotisserie Chicken shredded
- 1/2 Green Onions chopped
- 1/2 Cup Bacon crumbled, about 8 bacon slices
- 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 2 Celery Sticks chopped
- 1/2 Cup Low Carb Greek Yogurt to save carbs swap with mayonnaise
- 1/2 Cup Keto Ranch Dressing be sure to check nutritional labels of ranch dressing or make your own
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- Chop, shred, cook and crumb ingredients above.
- In a small bowl, mix together ranch, salt, pepper and Greek yogurt.
- In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
- Pour ranch/yogurt combo into large bowl and stir until combined.
- Store in the fridge, and enjoy!
There are so many healthy chicken recipes, it can be hard to choose! Luckily, you don’t have to. Trying them all means you probably never have to eat the same one twice (unless you want to).
Here are some more delectable healthy chicken recipes besides rotisserie chicken salad:
- Low carb chicken salad
- Greek chicken salad
- Thai chicken salad
- Chicken Caesar salad
- BBQ chicken salad
Rotisserie chicken salad is one of those awesome recipes that just stays with you. It’s full-flavored, protein packed and intensely delicious. The hardest part about making rotisserie chickens salad is hiding it in the fridge so its still there the next day!
Let me know what you think in the comments below, enjoy!