thechiropracticfamily’s Favorite Chicken Salad Recipe

This recipe was originally posted last fall on thechiropracticwife’s blog, but we felt it was worth a share here after we used the recipe again at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! For a mom’s look at holistic family living, be sure to check out

After the Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic open house this weekend, I got a lot of requests for my chicken salad recipe! While chicken salad isn’t the most notoriously healthy food, there are definitely a few things you can do to improve its nutrition content like buying pastured chicken from a local farm, using fresh, organic celery and parsley, and using a high-quality, non-soy mayonnaise (or better yet, make your own!).



4 cups diced, cooked chicken
1 stalk organic celery, diced
1/4-1/2 cup thinly diced organic yellow onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped organic parsley
1 cup mayonnaise (for a “make your own” recipe, see above; if purchasing, I like Hain Pure Foods Safflower Mayonnaise because it contains very few ingredients and NONE of them are soy!)
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (we like Annie’s in our house!)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine all above ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and let sit in refrigerator over night for full flavor.

We use organic/pastured local meat and produce whenever possible. While they may be more expensive, I feel confident that they do not come from genetically modified seeds, and are sprayed with fewer, less harmful chemicals. We try to place our family’s health above all else, even if that means giving up some of the other things in life (like cable TV!). If you aren’t quite ready to jump into fully-organic fruits and veggies, a good place to start would be the “Dirty Dozen.”


Recipe adapted from

About thechiropracticwife

thechiropracticwife has known Dr. Andrew for much longer than he has been a doctor! She supports his goals of a healthy lifestyle for their family and offers a mother's perspective on incorporating these choices into daily family life! You can find her at Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic behind the front desk with their children Luke and Josie.

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