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Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad (Low Carb)

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Let me start off this post with a confession: I am not a good menu planner. Never have been, and still haven’t been disciplined enough to make it a lasting habit! I look on with envy when I see people posting photos on Instagram of their weekend meal prep. If only I was that organized!

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Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

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Paleo, dairy free: Free of: eggs, soy, peanuts
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Course: Main Dishes, Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashew chicken salad, paleo chicken salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Recipe created by eMeals, shared with permission


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • ¼ cup homemade or organic mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped cashew halves and pieces toasted
  • 2 medium cucumbers sliced


  • Remove breast, thigh, and leg meat from chicken; discard bones.
  • Chop meat into bite-size pieces.
  • Combine chopped chicken, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl; toss well to coat.
  • Stir in basil and cashews.
  • Serve with cucumber slices.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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