Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill

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This simple, healthy chicken salad recipe is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and of course, WW.

This simple, healthy chicken salad recipe is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and of course, Weight Watchers.Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill

I love having easy lunches in my refrigerator for when I need a quick lunch on the go. Keeping my refrigerator stocked with healthy lunch options prevents me from getting hangry, and making bad choices! A few of my go-tos lately are chickpea egg salad, chickpea tuna salad, and asparagus, egg and bacon salad. This chicken salad is great when I want something low-carb, inspired from my local health food store. It’s so simple, made with just 4 ingredients not counting salt!

I love making my chicken salads from a supermarket rotisserie chicken.  You can purchase them so cheap, and it makes for a juicy, tender chicken salad with minimal effort. If you don’t want to use a rotisserie chicken you can also cook the chicken breasts yourself if you wish in the slow cooker or poach it on the stove.

How To Cook Chicken Breast in the Slow Cooker

If you prefer to cook the chicken breast yourself in the slow cooker, cover the chicken with enough chicken broth (or water and salt) to cover, about 2 to 3 cups. Cover and cook on low until the chicken easily shreds, about 4 hours.

Chicken Salad Tips and Variations

  • Other herbs would be wonderful here, swap the dill for basil, chives or parsley.
  • You can serve this so many ways. If you want to keep it low carb, serve this with salad greens and cucumbers, in lettuce cups, or make a lettuce wrap. To serve with grains, this would be great with a quinoa salad, bean salad, in a wrap or on whole grain bread.
  • You can refrigerate up to 4 days.

This simple, healthy chicken salad is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo and of course, Weight Watchers. This simple, healthy chicken salad is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo and of course, Weight Watchers.This simple, healthy chicken salad is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo and of course, Weight Watchers.

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This simple, healthy chicken salad is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and of course, Weight Watchers.
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Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill

207 Cals 31 Protein 1.4 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 3 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
This simple, healthy chicken salad is made with breast meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, fresh lemon and dill. Fast and easy, and perfect for all diets including low-carb, keto, Whole30, Paleo and of course, Weight Watchers.

Ingredients

  • 10 1/2 ounces cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts, from 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Remove the chicken legs, wings and thighs from the rotisserie chicken and set aside for another meal.
  • Remove the skin from the 2 breasts and remove the meat from the bones. Break the chicken into chunks with your hands or a knife and place into a large bowl. Add the fresh dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil and salt.
  • Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.4g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 167mg
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: chicken salad recipe, chicken salad with dill, keto chicken salad, lemon chicken salad, low carb chicken salad, paleo chicken salad, Whole30 Chicken Salad

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53 comments

  1. Can’t wait to try these recipes 

  2. I made this yesterday and it was amazing! Super healthy and delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I will definitely be sharing this!

  3. This simple but flavorful recipe was so fresh and clean. My 3rd time making it. I live in NC and I have dill in my herb pot that is going crazy. Wonderful way to use it. I have shared this recipe link with several folks already. I prepared this while my chicken was still warm so that it really absorbed the lemon and dill. Thank you for such a refreshing chicken salad.

  4. This was so easy and delicious. I paired it with a small avocado cut up and it was so good. It was great to have 3 lunches ready for the week. Thank you again, Gina <3

  5. So so delicious and simple!! I ❤️ Skinnytaste! 

  6. That looks amazing! Sometimes less really is more! Thanks! 

  7. This is a really easily and delicious recipe! It’s great to make ahead of time and know you have lunch/dinner prepared. I didn’t have rotisserie chicken so I grilled up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts to dice. It’s filling with a salad or over some cauliflower rice. This recipe is definitely going into the lunch rotation.

  8. Super easy, super yummy! As soon as my kids like flavor I’m sure they’ll be into this one too 🤣

  9. The lemon and fresh dill makes this a very refreshing dish! I served it by itself, but imagine it would also go well over lettuce and cucumbers as shown in the pictures.

  10. Can someone help me understand the weight watcher points here? The recipe calls for 1 T olive oil , which according to the green plan is 4 points. However;  the the recipe total says 4 points but also says it makes three servings. When you look at the daily food eaten with the points in parentheses; it shows 4 points for this salad. If you are only eating a third of the recipe, how can it be 4 points? Is it a typo or am I missing something? 
    I’m kind of wondering if other recipes are like this and if I should go ahead and put them all in my calculator. Hmmmm. I SO appreciate the time and work that goes into these meal plans, but now feeling a tiny bit uneasy about the points.

    • It depends on the plan you’re following. For blue or purple, this will only be 1 point because the tablespoon of oil is split three ways.

      However, the green plan has a smaller list of zero-point foods, so the chicken adds additional points.

  11. Question Gina: I was thinking to take this to work over a bed of butter lettuce, and putting  the 1 TBS olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt in a separate container (the same quantity for 3 servings of chicken, but instead for 1 serving chicken with lettuce) and then dressing the whole thing at work, or does the chicken need to marinate in that combo? If so, would you suggest adding additional dressing for the lettuce? Or would you suggest doing it with lettuce? I don’t want to add too much extra oil for my lunch. Thanks so much!! Your website is my favorite for healthy recipes!!

    • Apologies I meant “Or what would you suggest when doing the chicken salad with lettuce?”
      I was so disappointed in a recipe that I made today (not from your site) that I decided not to use my shredded chicken in the recipe, and then I saw this recipe on your meal plan, so I was excited to salvage my shredded chicken in time for lunch tomorrow!

  12. Love your recipes! Quick question… Do you have a recipe for the remainder of the chicken since you just use the breasts for the chicken salad?

  13. I can’t wait to make this. Looks so good. Question – are the rotisserie chickens from the store healthy? Someone told me they get I jected with fat/butter and that’s why they are so juicy. I don’t know if that’s true though. It sounds better than just using plain cooked chicken brest. What are your thoughts? 

    • I Costco chickens are injeted with salt water (basically a brine) which makes chicken juicy and flavorful. If you read the ingredients on the label, it will tell you what they put on the chicken.

  14. I also made the chicken in the crockpot as it is the best way for moist tender chicken! Once it was cooled, I whipped up this recipe and served a slice of low cal. bread and lettuce. I do love mayo, but barely missed it! I made this for supper with the broccoli orzo recipe. Excellent:) Thank you Gina for keeping us skinny!

  15. This is so easy and fast to make. It is simply delicious!   

  16. This is delicious and so fast! Thank you!

  17. I LOVE this chicken salad recipe, I make this least once or twice a week! So easy to throw together… thanks Gina for another amazing recipe! 

  18. Hello! My grocery store here in Portland OR has been out of lemons for a few weeks because of the drought in CA, do you have a back up idea instead of Lemon?