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Best Keto Chicken Salad Cups

Best Keto Chicken Salad Cups
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Easy and Quick Chicken Salad Recipe

This easy keto chicken salad cups recipe is packed with flavor. Learn how to make a delicious and naturally low-carb chicken salad in just a few minutes!

Keto chicken salad cups are a great lunch time treat, quick snack, or even a light dinner.

And, low carb chicken salad is definitely a staple at our house.

So, I love to make it whenever I get the chance.

Shredding chicken breast with a knife.

Ingredients to Make Chicken Salad Cups

Here are the ingredients you need to make a delicious, keto chicken salad in lettuce cups:

  • Cooked, shredded chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh parsley
  • onions, celery, peppers
  • romaine lettuce leaves if you are making “cups”

Then, you just mix it all together, chill for two hours in the fridge, and serve on a lettuce leaf.

Or, spoon some into a bowl and enjoy.

Of course, you can leave out anything you don’t like, or add-in different vegetables.

Also, you can easily add other herbs or spices to your liking.

Either way, fresh herbs and quality ingredients will make this the best chicken salad recipe you’ve ever tasted!

Mayo, lemon, and a wooden spoon on a table.

How to Store Keto Chicken Salad

One thing is for sure, this chicken salad recipe stores extremely well in the fridge.

So, it’s a great option for preparing large portions and making ahead.

And, the aromatic flavors develop more as it’s refrigerated.

Additionally, you can store this keto chicken salad for at least a week.

Just make sure to store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

How many Carbs are in Chicken Salad?

Chicken salad is a low carb meal choice, but it also depends on what you add to it.

Like, some dressings have sugar in them, so you would need to leave that out.

And, a lot of people like adding fruit to their chicken salad, but that just ups the sugar count.

So, this chicken salad recipe is great for keto because it only has 2 net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.

Fresh herbs, mayo, lemon juice, and salt and pepper help meld the flavors of this chicken salad recipe.

Low carb chicken salad on lettuce on a plate with tomatoes.

What to Eat With Keto Chicken Salad?

So, what are some other low-carb ways to eat this keto chicken salad?

Here are a few delicious ideas:

  • Stuff it into big, ripe tomatoes.
  • Scoop it over a bowl of salad greens.
  • Top a bowl of low-carb tortilla chips.
  • Add it into sweet bell pepper boats
  • Spread it onto cucumber rounds
  • Spoon it onto low carb crackers
  • Make a keto chicken salad sandwich on keto bread.
Chicken salad in a bowl with lettuce and tomatoes.

Tools Used to Make Chicken Salad Cups

Click the links below to see the products used to make this recipe.

Measuring Spoons – These magnetic measuring spoons let you use one spoon at a time and then they nest together for easy storage. Also, they have U.S. and metric measurement markings that are easy to read and won’t fade or rub off. 

Mixing and Storage Bowls with Airtight Lids – These bowls are made from high quality heavy gauge stainless steel, which is rustproof. Also, these bowls are deeper than normal bowls and are dishwasher safe. And, flexible BPA free plastic lids closely fit the bowls and keep your food fresh longer.

Mixing Spoon and Utensils Set – This utensils set is heat-resistant, non-melting, and odorless. It comes in a set of 14 silicone utensils with wood handles, and any of these mixing spoons are perfect for mixing the chicken salad.

Best keto chicken salad on lettuce on a white plate.

Best Keto Chicken Salad Cups

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is the easiest chicken salad recipe packed with tons of flavor! Scoop this light chicken salad into lettuce cups or add to keto bread for a delicious lunch!


  • 4 cups cooked, shredded, chicken
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper
  • 2 tspn lemon juice
  • 1 tspn mustard
  • 1 Tbsp dill
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 Leaves of romaine lettuce


  1. Mix together the mayo, mustard, dill, parsley, and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Stir in the shredded chicken, celery, onion, and pepper.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Service over the romaine lettuce leaves.
  5. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.


Serving size is 1/2 cup.

Video instruction provided.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 62mgSodium 275mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 18g

This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.

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