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This grilled chicken salad is made with leftover chicken from last nights bbq but once you taste it you'll start grilling extra on purpose
Everytime we grill chicken at my house we always throw on extra so we can make grilled chicken salad the next day.
The flavor of the grilled chicken combined with the pickles and onion make this grilled chicken salad the best leftover chicken recipe you will ever make
Storage: This chicken salad will last about 5 days if properly sealed a stored in the refrigerator. I do not recommend freezing the grilled chicken salad.
Substitutions: This recipe will also work with turkey so be sure to save this recipe around the holidays. If you're in a hurry you can use rotisserie chickens from the store.
Save the bones: every time we cook chicken we try to save the carcass of the chicken along with the bones for soups and broth. just store the bones in the freezer and you'll be ready for soup season.
Recipe Amounts: This recipe will be slightly different every time you make it because you won't always have the same amount of leftover grilled chicken. I like to use a little less mayo and bbq sauce than I think I need so I don't add too much. Remember you can always add more but you can't take it out.
Well it all depends on your definition of healthy? Overall this recipe is low in carbs and with some substitutions you can definatly lower the amount of fat and calories by using light mayo, reduced fat cheese or using only chicken breast to make this recipe.
My rule with leftover recipes like this is never more than 5 days. Thats not a hard rule so always give the chicken salad a smell and a taste if you're not sure and always remember...When in doubt, throw it out.
Sure, I would cut the amount of mayo in half because of the water content of canned meats
The only ingredient that isn't keto is the bbq sauce. Just substitute your favorite sugar free bbq sauce and this recipe would be keto friendly.
Chicken salad is incredibly versatile. You can serve the chicken salad on anything from crackers, sandwich rolls and tortillas or these low carb pitas that I get from Joesphs