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Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe {Paleo- Whole30 Compliant}

This creamy ranch flavored chicken salad recipe is not only delicious for everyday, it is also Paleo and Whole30 compliant!

Paleo ranch chicken salad recipe! This is my husband's favorite thing we ate on Whole30!

That delicious picture up above is two things. 1. amazingly delicious. 2 both paleo and whole30 compliant.  I really struggled a bit getting started with Whole30 because I am quite the carb addict.  If you want to read about why I decided to do the Whole30, you can read about my Whole30 Story here {it’s not what you think!}

{To see ALL of our Whole30 Recipes, click here!}

I am not a diet person and never have been. I just love food too much.  I recently heard a friend talking about the diet and saying that you just miss out on life.  That is how I feel about food!  Every meal is a chance to eat something that makes my taste buds sing and taking out all the good stuff (ie bread, pasta, cheese, and butter) would be like taking my joy away three times a day…. or more.

Paleo ranch chicken salad recipe! This is my husband's favorite thing we ate on Whole30!

I was determined not to let that happen.  I knew there were foods that could be amazing without my aforementioned favorite 4 foods.  I just had to get a little more creative in the kitchen.  I will admit that there were things that I thought would be delicious and were not. But this.  THIS.  It was able to make my taste buds sing.

Sure, I might have eaten the ranch chicken salad on toast or crackers if I wasn’t on whole30, but really, who cares!  I could just eat the stuff straight out of the bowl with a spoon, it is so good.  The zucchini slices made perfect vehicle for delivering it right to my mouth sans carbs, plus it gave it a little extra crunch.  I will definitely be doing chicken salad on top of zucchini again, and am excited to try cucumber too.

{See ALL of my to-die-for Chicken Salad recipes here!}

So many CHICKEN SALAD recipes and they are all rated 5 stars and so delicious! Everyone in the comments is raving about these! Ranch Chicken Salad, Fajita Chicken Salad and even Classic Chicken Salad! So many great recipes!

The chicken salad comes together quickly and just uses a few whole food ingredients.  I like to use up extra chicken from the grill or crock pot for this, but you could also use left over rotisserie chicken, or even canned chicken in a pinch.  The veggies are also flexible to what you have on hand.  I used celery and bell pepper because it really compliments the flavors in the ranch well, but you can add more or less of whatever you have.  Putting lots of veggies in is a great way to bulk up the volume you make and reduce the calories per serving so I always pack it full.

Whole30 Chicken Salad Recipe. This is SO delicious. You will want it every meal.

If you are doing Whole30 you can get the recipe for the homemade ranch mix I use here (it is dairy free to comply with Whole30 which normal Ranch is not) and you will want to make your mayonnaise from scratch (don’t worry, it is way easier than it sounds!)  Or if you just want it to be ready to use, you can grab something compliant like this Avocado Oil Mayo (There is even a current offer to get your first jar free (plus shipping!))  I like to mix the seasonings into the mayonnaise first to make sure it gets mixed well and evenly distributed. Then mix the seasoned mayo into a bowl with the chicken and veggies and stir until everything is coated.

Homemade Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe. This is perfect for a baby or wedding shower!

Letting it sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving is best because it lets the mayo take on all of the delicious flavors of the ranch.  Then just serve it up any way you like and enjoy!


Did your taste buds sing?  I would love to know in the comments!

If you are whole30, make sure to check out all of my Whole30 Recipes here!  Also, this Whole30 Fajita Chicken salad recipe is every bit as delicious as the ranch so make sure and check it out too!

Must try! Fajita chicken salad recipe. I can't believe this is Paleo and Whole30! YUM!



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Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe {Paleo- Whole30 Compliant}
  • 3-3.5 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 sweet bell pepper (any color), chopped
  • ¼ sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise - This one is Whole30 Compliant,or you can make your own
  • 1 Tbsp dry ranch seasoning (Recipe for Whole30 Ranch Seasoning here)
  1. Mix the chicken, mayonnaise, and seasoning together in a medium bowl until well blended.
  2. Stir in the celery, peppers and onion until mixed evenly.
  3. Chill 1 hour to let flavors meld.


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    • Jessica says

      I made it for myself I used 1 cup chicken,2 tbsp onion,1/3 cup of yellow/red pepper,1 stalk celery,1 tsp dry hidden valley ranch,and for the mayo I added maybe 1/4 cup I just scooped 2 full tablespoons- & I ate it over a bed of lettuce and seasoned it with pepper. Hope this helps!

  1. Tona Wiger says

    What is the serving size of this? How many servings is in this recipe?

    I made it and love it just trying to load into my fitness app.


  2. Melissa says

    I just made these to top on sweet potato ‘toast’ (slices of sweet potato toasted in your toaster) and they were AMAZING. I highly recommend trying it out! Thank you for the recipe!!


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