Sausages and Luncheon Meats

Calories in Chicken Salad

289 calories

Serving Size 0.58 cup(s) (about 117 g)

Calories in 0.58 cup(s) of Chicken Salad
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.58 cup(s) (about 117 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 723mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Food analysis

Low Carb Good Fat Source High Sodium
There is 289 calories in 117 grams of Chicken Salad. With 258 calories per 100 grams, this food would be considered a Medium calorie density food.

Chicken Salad is Very Low in carbohydrates, Medium in proteins and High in fats. You can look at the macronutrients graph below for a detailed ratio.

With 3 grams of "Net carbohydrates" per 100 grams, it must be consumed with moderation if you are following a Keto or Ketosis diet.

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Macronutrients split

18.6% Proteins
4.7% Carbohydrates
76.7% Fats

Nutrients and how much we eat of it play an important role on our health and body composition. To learn more on theses, check our blog posts on Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats.

Chicken salad is a meal that includes shredded or diced chicken meat as well as sauces such as mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt, or vinegar. In any case, how healthy it is for you is determined by the dressing you choose.

Pros of chicken salad

The protein in this salad will keep you full for hours, the vitamins help your body function properly and it's packed with minerals that are necessary to maintain strong bones!

Cons of chicken salad

  • Chicken salad is sometimes bound with high-calorie ingredients

  • Because of the binding ingredients, it may get high in fat content

  • Mayo, bread, wrap all lessen the benefits of the salad

Recipe for a healthy chicken salad


  • 1 pound cooked chicken, cubed

  • 3 big celery stalks, chopped 

  • finely sliced 1/4 cup red onion

  • if you want parsley or dill you can use 1/4 cup finely chopped

  • A cup of pecans, almonds, or cashews

  • low-fat plain yogurt 1/2 cup

  • vinegar 1 tsp (not balsamic)

  • salt according to your taste

  • black pepper ground as per taste

Instructions for cooking

  • Toast the nuts over medium heat until they are browned, then coarsely chop them.

  • combine the chicken, celery, onion, parsley or dill, nuts, and yogurt.

  • Season with salt and pepper.

  • Mix all ingredients well then add in the vinegar to taste. Mix once more

  • You can replace the yogurt with low-fat mayo

Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve with your favorite greens.

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