Cajun Chicken Salad

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This creamy Cajun Chicken Salad gets a kick from a custom blend and crunch from crisp celery. It’s great in lettuce wraps or on rolls.

Chicken Salad Cups Packed Lunch

Chicken Salad is one of my favorite lunches. It’s hearty and filling while not being heavy. You know what I mean? It’s perfect for packing, for entertaining, for just snacking on while you read a book and eat it out of the bowl with a spoon.

Not that I would know anything about that.

This Cajun Chicken Salad, with only four ingredients, is a particular breeze to pull together. Make it even easier by cooking the chicken in the slow cooker. If you use frozen chicken tenders, they cook in a just a few hours and practically shred themselves when you take the tongs to them. I love to do that!

Serve this easy chicken salad in lettuce wraps or atop rolls. So yummy!


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Cajun Chicken Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This creamy chicken salad gets a kick from a custom blend and crunch from crisp celery. It’s great in lettuce wraps or on rolls.
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun chicken salad, chicken salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  1. In a mixing bowl combine the chicken, mayonnaise, celery, and spice mix. Adjust seasonings to taste. Chill before serving in lettuce wraps or on rolls.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/4 of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 36IU1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You can make this salad up to 2 days in advance. If you’re packing it for sandwiches, store it in a dish separate from the bread or lettuce leaves in order to keep them from getting soggy.

Provided you use paleo mayonnaise, this dish is Whole30 compliant. 😉

Other chicken salads you might want to try:

Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Chicken Salad Wraps with Apple and Grapes
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Orchard Chicken Salad
Smoked Chicken Salad

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  1. This is similar to my favorite chicken salad, only we add chopped apple and craisins instead of the cajun spice! My daughter spreads it on toast, I eat it with crackers. YUM!

  2. Deb Demoney says

    That sounds delicious! It made me remember a chicken salad recipe I created using the following (simple and really delish!):

    poached chicken tenders, chopped (not too finely)
    dried apricots, chopped
    walnut pieces
    salt and pepper to taste

  3. Megan says

    I just mixed this up for myself – needed a quick lunch – and it was quite tasty! I had your Cajun spice mix and cooked chicken in the freezer. Served on toasted homemade rye bread with a layer of baby spinach leaves. Yum!

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