A fresh take on a classic lunch staple: tangy sun-dried tomato and capers with a light mayo based chicken salad!
Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Salad
If it’s not broke, don’t fix it and chicken salad for meal prep is a recipe that sure isn’t broke. We’ve made it a few times here on LCK, but this time we’re making it with an Italian-esque makeover: a mayo based chicken salad with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, parsley and white wine vinegar. It’s salty, tangy and really delicious.
As with all chicken salad, it’s easiest to use either leftover chicken or grab a rotisserie chicken. If doing it this way, this meal prep takes about 5 minutes! If you’re using a rotisserie chicken you can either double up on this recipe since it only calls for 2 cups of chicken, or use the remainder of the chicken for a dish such as Buffalo Chicken Dip, Loaded Paleo Nachos, or Chicken Soup. If you want to make the chicken fresh, you can make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot or slow cooker!
Ingredients for this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Salad:
shredded chicken (make fresh or better yet use leftover or a rotisserie chicken)
mayo (we love avocado oil mayo for healthy fats)
sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
white wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
salt and pepper
Ways to Use Chicken Salad:
Make it classic with a sandwich! Add baby spinach and avocado if you’re feeling fancy.
Wrap it up! There are luckily now a lot of gluten-free wraps, or you could try using a gluten free tortilla, like Siete brands.
Serve it over a bed of lettuce. Any lettuce would work here ranging from a classic romaine to a baby kale or spinach.
Or wrap it up with lettuce! Check out our post all about making Lettuce Wraps.
Put it in an avocado! This flavor combo will be pretty awesome.
Serve it with crunchy crackers. There are lots of gluten-free brands, and also some seed based or cheese crackers for low carb.
Stuff it in a scooped out cucumber. Scoop the seeds out of the cucumber and stuff in the chicken salad! We’d recommend a traditional cucumber here, which tend to be larger than the European or greenhouse cucumbers.
Or just eat it! It’s that good.
How many days can you keep homemade chicken salad?
Homemade chicken salad stays good for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator!
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Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Store in a container and use for up to 5 days.
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This two-ingredient Salsa Chicken recipe is made in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and is the perfect, easy meal prep recipe. It’s simple, fast, and makes the perfect shredded chicken to put on top of salads, in tacos, in burrito bowls, and so much more!
Two-Ingredient Salsa Chicken (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
If you love my shredded all-purpose chicken, you will love this easy salsa chicken. I use it in my freezer burritos, on top of salads, and on burrito bowls- to name a few! Use green salsa verde or your favorite red salsa for the easiest shredded chicken recipe ever! Shred with two forks and get ready to devour!
How do you cook chicken to be shredded?
Use the slow cooker or the pressure cooker to make the best, and easiest shredded chicken!
Watch the video here:
How do you make shredded chicken for burritos?
I love using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot, but you can also poach your chicken on the stove-top! All three directions are below!
The perfect meal prep addition that is so simple to prepare!
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Place chicken in the insert of your pressure cooker.
Season with salt and pepper.
Set to manual 20 minutes on high pressure.
Quick release, then once the valve has gone down, remove chicken and shred with two forks.
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This lightened up Buffalo Chicken Dip is packed with veggies and loaded with flavor. It is the perfect cleaned up version of your favorite hearty appetizer, that can also be devoured as a main dish, too!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This month my blogger girlies and I have teamed up to bring you recipes to use SHREDDED CHICKEN. Whether you are buying a rotisserie chicken to use, or making your own slow cooker chicken, these recipes will be a hit!
This almond butter chicken salad skips the mayo and instead uses an almond butter and apple cider vinegar dressing! Studded with raisins, fresh grapes and chopped almonds, this chicken salad is perfect for serving in lettuce wraps or on your favorite sandwich bread.
No need for takeout with this Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl! Made just like your favorite restaurant’s burrito bowl, this recipe is filling, healthy and the perfect way to use your leftover shredded chicken!
You guys… this Buffalo Chicken Dip is my new obsession. It’s lighter and cleaner than your typical buff chicken dip but is SO hearty and delicious. We devoured it in 2 hours flat, maybe less.