5-ingredient chicken salad with grapes and lemon wedge

5-Ingredient Chicken Salad (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main dish, salad
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Dairy free, paleo, gluten free, whole30


The easiest chicken salad recipe you’ll ever find. Dairy-free, paleo, Whole30.


  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken, from about 1 large cooked chicken breasts or 2 medium chicken thighs.
  • ΒΌ cup red or green grapes, sliced in half
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mayonnaise


  1. Combine the chicken, grapes, dill, lemon juice, and mayonnaise in a medium glass bowl.
  2. Use a spatula to gently mix the ingredients together, until the chicken is coated with the mayonnaise.
  3. Serve cold or at room temperature. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.


You can easily double or triple this recipe for additional servings.

Feel free to add 1/2 cup of chopped celery. If you like spicy flavors, you can also add 1/4 teaspoon of dijon mustard.