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Gluten-Free Smoked Chicken Salad Recipe

Keyword: chicken salad recipe, gluten free recipe, Smoked Chicken Salad


  • 2 lbs smoked and skinless chicken breasts.
  • 3 stalks of celery trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • 2 stalks of green onions, trimmed and cut into thin slices
  • ½ small red onion, minced (optional)
  • ¼ cup lettuce washed shredded to strands
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tsp honey
  • ½ cup dry roasted pecans chopped
  • ¼ golden raisins (optional and can be replaced with grapes, apples, pears, or other fruits)
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Prepare the chicken breasts by deboning them and chopping them into bite-sized chunks.
  • Place them in a large bowl along with the pecans, raisins, onions, and celery. Use a wooden spoon to stir and combine them evenly, then refrigerate until the dressing is ready.
  • To make the dressing, bring a small bowl and add the mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together by hand to get a homogenous mixture, then wrap the dressing with plastic wrap, and leave it in the fridge.
  • Once you’re ready to serve, lay some lettuce strands (or full lettuce) in the bottom of the bowl, then add a scoop of the chicken salad in the bowl.
  • Drizzle some of the dressing over the chicken salad.


Note: the same ingredients can be used to make a tasty sandwich. However, to keep the recipe gluten-free, use corn-starch pita bread or any other kind of gluten-free bread.