Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

Wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf, Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad makes for an easy Whole30-friendly lunch that’s tasty and fresh.

Prep: 10 minsTotal: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (rotisserie chicken also works great)
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. fine diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fine diced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 12 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/41/3 cup mayonnaise (we recommend Primal Kitchen Mayo)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Leaf lettuce or butter lettuce
  • Chopped green onion


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, strawberries, onion, celery, toasted almonds and fresh basil.
  2. To toast almonds: place almonds in a small pan over medium heat. Toast until slightly browned tossing occasionally. This only takes a few minutes so watch closely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Gently stir into the chicken mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serving option: scoop into a lettuce leaf or scoop onto a bed of greens and top with green onions and a few toasted almonds.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (salad only)
  • Calories: 239
  • Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Carbohydrate: 4g
  • (Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g)
  • Protein: 21g


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