Lemon Chicken Salad

This is a nice, light summertime dish. It’s my go-to for a picnic, but also makes a quick lunch. I like to serve it with my new favorite almond flour tortillas from Must B Nutty or homemade wraps. It’s also good with Mary’s Gone Crackers, which are gluten-free but not grain-free. Or serve it inside half an avocado or with lettuce boats.

You can use any cooked chicken with this. My preference is to buy a whole free-range chicken to make bone broth, and then use the meat in this dish.


  • ~4 cups chicken, cooled and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4-5 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (Primal Kitchen Mayo is my favorite, or you can make your own)
  • 3 Tb whole grain mustard (read the labels to make sure it’s gluten-free)
  • salt & pepper


Combine all ingredients and season to taste with salt & pepper. Keep refrigerated and eat within 3 days.


Note: for paleo or Whole30, you can make your own mayonnaise, or use Primal Kitchen or Tessemae’s. Look for mustard that is sugar-free and gluten-free.

About Dr. Maren

Christine Maren D.O., IFMCP is a board-certified physician and the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice in Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. She is also the co-founder of Hey Mami, a platform dedicated to helping women navigate a healthy and happy motherhood. She is best know for her work in thyroid, gut and reproductive/ preconception health. Dr. Maren is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Read more

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