Low Sodium Chicken Salad Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This low sodium chicken salad recipe is made with chicken breast, celery, and herbs in a creamy tangy dressing without salt! A healthier take on the classic recipe, and loaded with flavor.

If you have cooked chicken ready to go, this recipe comes together in about 10 minutes. It’s simple, hearty, filling, and makes a great lunch or snack!

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Chicken salad has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I was a kid! We used to get creamy chicken salad from a deli in my town, which was so delicious, but likely loaded with salt and preservatives. This healthier version skips the salt but keeps the flavor!

This low sodium chicken salad recipe has a fantastic crunch from the fresh celery, and great flavor from the lemon juice and parsley which gives the dressing a bit of acidity.

I made this into delicious chicken salad lettuce wraps, but you can enjoy your chicken salad on slices of my low sodium wheat bread or with low sodium crackers!

This Low Sodium Chicken Salad Recipe Is

  • Creamy
  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Tangy
  • Easy to Make
  • A Great Lunch or Snack!

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Easy Low Sodium Lunch Recipes

This simple chicken salad is low in sodium and couldn’t be easier to make!  It’s hearty, filling, inexpensive, and quick – it makes a great lunch any day of the week. These salt-free lunches are healthier versions of classics that everyone will love. 

I love enjoying a big plate of this chicken salad for an easy weekday meal in a low sodium wrap or with crackers. You can browse all our low sodium lunch recipes here for easy weekday ideas or for your next family favorite.

What’s In This No Salt Added Chicken Salad Recipe?

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  • Organic no-salt-added chicken – getting organic meat without added preservatives is key for reducing the sodium in this recipe. Store-bought chicken can contain “hidden sodium” from being injected with a salt solution. Buying all natural chicken (preferably one with a nutrition label on it) is key!
  • Celery
  • Low Sodium Roasted Red Peppers – I like to add red pepper for a little color and extra flavor!  You can roast your own (or use raw red pepper!), or I like these peppers which have a lower amount of sodium than most.
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Low Sodium Mayonnaise: If you have 5 minutes, you can make this easy low sodium mayonnaise recipe in your blender or food processor! If you’re looking for a store-bought option, this mayo has only 50mg per serving, which is about half the sodium of traditional brands.
  • Low Sodium Mustard – my easy mustard recipe is sodium & salt free, which makes it the perfect addition to this recipe. If you want a store-bought version, I like this lower sodium mustard which is great to add to this recipe. You could also add mustard powder instead.
  • Lemon Juice
  • Onion Powder

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How Do I Make Chicken Salad With No Salt Added?

  1. In a large bowl, add the cooked chicken, celery, bell pepper, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, onion powder, and black pepper.
  2. Mix well to combine until all ingredients are coated in the mayonnaise dressing.
  3. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed – adding more mustard or onion powder to taste.
  4. Serve chilled in a sandwich, as a dip for crackers, or in lettuce wraps!  Refrigerate leftovers and consume within 2 days.

Healthy Low Sodium Recipes In 30 Minutes

This fast chicken salad is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes if you have cooked chicken.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy home-cooked meal but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Browse through our low sodium recipes that take 30 minutes or less, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins, these simple recipes are quick (and healthier than store-bought)!

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Low Sodium Chicken Salad

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium chicken salad recipe is made with chicken breast, celery, and herbs in a creamy tangy dressing without salt! A healthier take on the classic recipe, and loaded with flavor.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course dinner, Lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 61 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked chicken meat cubed or shredded
  • 1 large stalk celery diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • ¼ cup roasted red pepper sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the cooked chicken, celery, bell pepper, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, onion powder, and black pepper.
  • Mix well to combine until all ingredients are coated in the mayonnaise dressing.
  • Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed - adding more mustard or onion powder to taste.
  • Serve chilled in a sandwich, as a dip for crackers, or in lettuce wraps!  Refrigerate leftovers and consume within 2 days.

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Nutrition

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.3mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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