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Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad equals creamy, curried chicken and loaded up with yummy veggies. This salad is stuffed into avocados and topped off with fresh herbs and green onions. A delicious, quick and easy Whole30 lunch hack!

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad recipe. 5 minute Whole30 lunch on the go! Easy whole30 chicken salad boats- filled with veggies, topped with fresh herbs and SO healthy and easy to make! Whole30 meal ideas. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 snacks. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

I have been on such a curry kick as of late. Curry and turmeric, actually. I think the neon yellow color that it turns my dishes into is what attracts me. Oh, and the smell. I’ve been putting turmeric into my coffee every single morning.

I will need to post my coffee recipe soon because I have made a concoction that I deem as perfect for me.

I wake up in the morning, excited to break out my blender and start my mad science coffee work. Okay, so from coffee to curry… I love chicken salad. Usually, I eat chicken salads filled with grapes, cranberries, nuts, etc.

But hold your horses.

I’m ready to kick up the chicken salad game about twelve notches.

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad recipe. 5 minute Whole30 lunch on the go! Easy whole30 chicken salad boats- filled with veggies, topped with fresh herbs and SO healthy and easy to make! Whole30 meal ideas. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 snacks. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

Make this paleo whole30 chicken salad and take it to go!

My husband used to come and bring me lunch at work (years ago, at my corporate “normal” job) and every once in a while, he’d surprise me with some gluten free bread and chicken salad. No, not green salad. He would bring over a couple tubs of chicken curry salad and tuna salad from our neighborhood market.

They were both delicious, don’t get me wrong. What I noticed immediately after trying each of them though, was a strange aftertaste. Then, I read the ingredient list, and there was the culprit: VEGENAISE!

Do not get me wrong- if you are vegan and want to get your pseudo mayonnaise on, by all means grab the Vegenaise.

IT IS NOT FOR ME THOUGH. Why? The first ingredient is soy oil. Plain and simple. Neither my mind nor my body agree with any soy products.

Soon after, I was on a mission to make a quick and easy Whole30 compliant mayonnaise at home.. and I did!

Come check out this bomb diggity Whole30 homemade mayo recipe here!

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad recipe. 5 minute Whole30 lunch on the go! Easy whole30 chicken salad boats- filled with veggies, topped with fresh herbs and SO healthy and easy to make! Whole30 meal ideas. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 snacks. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

How to make paleo chicken salad with homemade mayo!

Anyway…

I wanted to remake this delicious chicken salad without the soy stank. Out with the soy oil, in with the avocado oil! The mayonnaise in this salad is so delicious, and I challenge you not to lick the spoon… ! Okay well get on with it… go take the challenge!

One of the best things about making homemade mayo is how versatile it is. I love using it in salad dressings, as the base for a veggie dip, etc. These Whole30 Chicken Salad Boats are the deal because of the mayo.

In fact, if the avocado boats were to give an acceptance speech at a delicious food recipe awards ceremony, the first thank you would go to the mayo, baby. Alright, alright I’m done.

But how cute are these boats? You’d make every single one of your coworkers jealous (on or off a Whole30) if you brought a few of these boats to work and busted them out during your lunch break.

Put this whole30 chicken salad into avocado boats

Why did I decide to stuff this creamy chicken salad into avocado “boats?” Well, first of all, is there anything cuter than a stuffed avocado? The answer is no.

Second of all, I wanted to find a vessel for the chicken salad that was Whole30 compliant and that complimented the flavors from the chicken salad.

Because of the subtleness and creaminess the avocado lends, it is absolutely the perfect companion for the creamy, curried chicken salad. Do you get it now?

Also, I’m all about easy. I wanted to make this recipe as easy as possible and by making it low carb and full of all the healthy fats and protein, I think it will be VERY easy to eat all at once. Just kidding. You could though. If you wanted to.

If you have any haters or naysayers encroaching on you during your Whole30, I invite you to make this recipe for them. I guarantee that after they try this paleo whole30 chicken salad, they’ll be believers.

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad recipe. 5 minute Whole30 lunch on the go! Easy whole30 chicken salad boats- filled with veggies, topped with fresh herbs and SO healthy and easy to make! Whole30 meal ideas. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 snacks. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

You guys do realize that I made this recipe back in early 2014 but the photography was so horrible that I had to redo it, right? Probably not. Who the HECK was visiting my blog in 2014? My mom. My sister, if I asked her to. That’s all, folks.

Chances are, this is your first time seeing this recipe, and that is very exciting for me. The fact that I can get away with rephotographing old recipes from years ago makes me feel pretty giddy.

It is my goal to begin rephotographing more and more of those recipes so you don’t miss a delicious beat. First up was this paleo whole30 chicken salad, as they are one of my favorite recipes to date 🙂

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad recipe. 5 minute Whole30 lunch on the go! Easy whole30 chicken salad boats- filled with veggies, topped with fresh herbs and SO healthy and easy to make! Whole30 meal ideas. whole30 meal plan. Easy whole30 dinner recipes. Whole30 snacks. Whole30 recipes. Whole30 lunch. Whole30 meal planning. Whole30 meal prep. Healthy paleo meals. Healthy Whole30 recipes. Easy Whole30 recipes. Easy whole30 dinner recipes.

Be sure to add this recipe for paleo whole30 chicken salad to the lunch rotation.

There is nothing easier to pack ahead of time than these delicious boats, loaded up with creamy chicken salad and fresh veggies and herbs. Get ahead with your Whole30 and make these boats today!


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Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad Boats

Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad equals creamy, curried chicken and loaded up with yummy veggies. This salad is stuffed into avocados and topped off with fresh herbs and green onions. A delicious, quick and easy Whole30 lunch hack!
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds pounds organic, boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 small green apple diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 small yellow or orange bell peppers diced
  • 1 cup Homemade Paleo Mayonnaise
  • green onions for topping
  • fresh parsley for topping
  • 4 avocados halved and pitted
Info
Cook Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Recipes Main Dishes, Whole30
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Recipe Notes

This recipe will make a lot of chicken salad (about 10 servings.) I am unsure how many avocado halves it would take to utilize all of the salad. As a point of reference, I calculated the nutritional information for this salad without the avocado.

Info
Cook Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Recipes Main Dishes, Whole30
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Recipe Notes

This recipe will make a lot of chicken salad (about 10 servings.) I am unsure how many avocado halves it would take to utilize all of the salad. As a point of reference, I calculated the nutritional information for this salad without the avocado.

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds pounds organic, boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 small green apple diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 small yellow or orange bell peppers diced
  • 1 cup Homemade Paleo Mayonnaise
  • green onions for topping
  • fresh parsley for topping
  • 4 avocados halved and pitted
Instructions
  1. Rinse chicken thighs in cold water and pat them dry on a cutting board. Remove any excess fat if you'd like.
  2. Bring a large sized pot of water to a boil. Add the chicken and cook until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you don't overcook the chicken or it will become tough and dry.
  3. Strain the chicken and leave to cool on a cutting board. After it has cooled, cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes.
  4. Combine your spices in a small bowl and thoroughly rub them into the chicken with your hands. Transfer your spiced chicken into a large bowl (big enough for you to mix everything together well with your hands!)
  5. Add the vegetables and apple to the bowl of chicken and stir until combined.
  6. Pour the mayonnaise over the chicken and vegetables, and give it a really thorough lather/mix with your hands. Make sure everything is completely coated with the mayo.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  8. Stuff the avocado halves with chicken salad. Garnish with green onions and fresh parsley. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Whole30 Chicken Salad Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.05g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 446mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 comments

  • Liz

    October 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

    so i discovered your blog through TaylorMadeitPaleo and I made the chicken pot pie last week and it was so good! I love a quick chicken salad on a Monday night so I thought I would try this as well-it turned out great! To cut down on time i just buy a rotisserie chicken. I only had a teaspon of curry powder left but I think it was still great-you could taste the curry but it wasn’t too much. Also, I just generally use paleomg’s mayo recipe-if you don’t have an immersion blender-you should totally invest in one. It makes mayo in like 5 seconds, not kidding. Avocado oil is so expensive and olive oil gives the mayonaise an overpowering gross olive oil taste. While it may not be as good for you, I just use light olive oil to make the mayo. Thank you for both of these recipes they have been fantastic!

    1. The Movement Menu

      October 14, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Liz,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. It means A LOT to me. Please share your thoughts on any other recipes of mine that you make, thanks for making me smile 🙂

  • vicki

    May 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    When you stated to rinse chicken and take off any fat, I assume the chicken was raw. You didn’t mention cooking the chicken at all. Did you have a specific way of cooking that you prefer? Thanks.

    1. The Movement Menu

      May 15, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Vicki! I feel so silly not including the cooking instructions. I have updated the recipe! Thanks for your patience.

  • collegeceliackc

    April 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve never thought to add curry powder to chicken salad – genius! And your photography is definitely A++++ now!

    1. The Movement Menu

      April 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      You’re so sweet. Thank you!!!!!! And yes, curry in chicken salad is SO, so good. You must try it!

  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    April 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Yummy. I love chicken salad and would have never thought of putting it in an avocado. Great idea!

    1. The Movement Menu

      April 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Girl, it’s so good. You gotta try it!

  • AJ

    April 29, 2017 at 2:06 am

    My go to recipe for lunch and dinner! Also fits into the Keto cleanse I’m on!

    1. The Movement Menu

      April 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

      That makes me so happy to hear. I’m so happy you enjoyed this salad!!! 🙂

  • Alyssa @ A Bite of Inspiration

    May 2, 2017 at 11:28 am

    This looks delicious!! What a clever use of avocados. Pinning for later!

    1. The Movement Menu

      May 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      They are absolutely fabulous. I hope you love them!! 🙂

  • Patricia Youngren Balentyne

    May 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Vegenaise is supposed to be soy-free

    1. The Movement Menu

      May 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Ah, but it has canola oil, no? I don’t consume any of that 🙂

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