Chicken Bacon Apple Salad (gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30)

This has become an insanely YUMMY staple food in our house! It’s everything you want-healthy, fresh, grain free, dairy free, sugar free… but tastes delish! I make it with homemade mayo (recipe coming soon) if we are being strict, or off the shelf mayo in a pinch (or whole30 compliant mayo in a REAL pinch, because it’s like $10 for a tiny jar lol).


2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (saves so much time cooking in the Instant Pot if you have one!)

2 apples, chopped

1 cup sliced almonds

2 cups grapes, halved

1.5-2 cups mayo, preferably homemade

approx. 10 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

pinch salt (optional)


For starters, if you didn’t know, you can totally throw whole cooked chicken breasts in your stand mixer, put on the lowest setting, and have perfectly shredded chicken in less than 2 minutes. You’re welcome. 😉


Toast your almonds-I used to do this in the oven, but who has the time, and also…it heats up the entire house in the summer! Throw those puppies in a skillet on medium and stir until they look and smell like heaven:


Combine everything in a big bowl (this makes a pretty big batch), and stir well:


Serve in lettuce wraps…yum! Super refreshing, yet filling, and also helps satisfy my sweet tooth without caving and eating a candy bar or something lol!