Sonoma Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole30 | Thyme & JOY

Sonoma Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole30

April 30, 2018Thyme and JOY

This Sonoma Chicken Salad is crisp and refreshing and can be used for lunches, dinners and even snack time!

Sonoma Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole30
I’m definitely a chicken salad fan. I grew up on the northeast coast on the Jersey Shore where delis were plenty and there was nothing like getting a cold scoop of tuna or chicken salad on a bed of greens or in a perfect kaiser roll. Something about the creamy crunch combo kept me coming back for more.

Since this Sonoma Chicken Salad is mayo based, it fits in with those on a Paleo or Whole30 reset which is good news! I’ve been a homemade mayo convert and luckily, now I know a thing or two about homemade mayo that can make this recipe super simple for you to try.

Check out: One Minute Mayo

Check out: Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo | Copycat Recipe

When I became a personal chef in Charleston South Carolina, I decided to put this chicken salad on my menu and it took off!  To this day it is probably the most highly requested meal I make for clients. Because of this, I decided to put it on my Whole30 Approved menu for my clients living the Whole30 and food freedom life.

From what I understand, a traditional Sonoma Chicken Salad uses poppy seeds, but I am changing it up as this recipe uses celery seed which gives it so much flavor. Celery seed has quickly become one of my game changing spices and I hope you enjoy it too!

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole30

Category: lunch, dinner, salad, snack

Cuisine: whole30, paleo, healthy

Sonoma Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole30

This Sonoma Chicken Salad is crisp and refreshing and can be used for lunches, dinners and even snack time!


  • 4 cups Shredded Chicken, cooked
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 stalks Celery, small dice
  • 1/4 Red Onion, small dice
  • 2 cups Red Seedless Grapes, halved
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Celery Seed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt/pepper to taste


  1. Add all ingredients except grapes into a large bowl and stir until fully combined
  2. Toss in grapes
  3. Garnish with extra parsley
  4. Serve over greens


For a quicker meal, shred chicken from a store bought rotisserie chicken!

Thyme and JOY is a parnter with the Whole30 Approved program. For more information about the Whole30 reset and Personal chef services in charleston check out these links:

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