If you are a fan of the spinach and artichoke combo, you are going to LOVE this Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad! This basic chicken salad recipe is made unique and extra nutritious with the addition of fresh spinach and artichoke hearts! Great for lunch, dinner or meal prep. This recipe is Paleo compliant, Whole30, dairy free, gluten free and grain free.
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Whole30 Compliant Chicken Salad with Spinach and Artichokes
I kinda have a thing for spinach and artichoke AND chicken salad. So this Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad was inevitable.♥︎
I’ve been making so many chicken salad recipes lately that I have stock-piled enough to last me through summer. This Lemon Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad and Grape & Chive Chicken Salad are a few of my all-time favorites. Apparently I like fruit in my chicken salad 😆
You all must have a thing for unique chicken salads too because these are some of my most popular recipes. I’m guessing because chicken salad is so great for meal prep and lunches on-the-go.
Or, if you’re here because you love the spinach and artichoke combo. . .
More Spinach Artichoke recipes for you →
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Spinach & Artichoke Skillet Chicken by Plaid & Paleo
Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Spinach Artichoke Breakfast Egg Muffins by Food Faith Fitness
Spinach Artichoke Dip with Roasted Garlic by Mom on Timeout
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
How should you cook the chicken?
Check out this tutorial for OVEN BAKED CHICKEN BREAST, my preferred method.
You can cook the chicken however you prefer: grilled, pan fried or even use a rotisserie chicken.
How should you serve this Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad?
If limiting carbs (like me) serve this chicken salad over a bed of lettuce or arugula. Or make into chicken salad lettuce wraps. If carbs aren’t an issue, this chicken salad is great in tortilla wraps, sandwiches or over rice.
What tools do you need for this recipe?
You’ll need a good Baking Dish and Meat Thermometer. For meal prep, I use these Glass Meal Prep Containers with Lids. Quality, sharp knives are always good to have in your kitchen. I use these Chef’s Foundry Ceramic Knives and LOVE them!
Tips → Tricks → Suggestions →
- Feeling lazy? No judgement here…we all have those extra busy days. Use a store bought rotisserie chicken instead!
- Don’t have a jar of marinated artichoke hearts? You can use canned artichoke hearts or frozen (thaw them first). If following the Whole30 diet it will be difficult to find marinated artichoke hearts that are compliant, so the canned or frozen are a better fit for W30.
- Want more flavor? Here are a few add-in ideas: finely chopped red onion, dried Italian seasoning, shredded mozzarella (for non Paleo, W30 diets) or roasted garlic.
- 1 Lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, (cooked, chopped)*
- 3 Celery Stalks, (chopped)
- 3 ounces Fresh Baby Spinach, (chopped)(approx 2 cups)
- 1 Cup Chopped Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- Salt/Pepper to Taste
- Combine all ingredients.
- Serve over salad, as a wrap or on a sandwich
*Preheat oven to 450ºF. Coat chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper then transfer to a roasting dish. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until 165ºF internal temperature. (time will vary depending on thickness of chicken)
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