Rotisserie Chicken Salad



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This rotisserie chicken salad is made with avocado oil mayo, red onion and celery for a quick and easy meal. It’s perfect for meal prep and delicious served on a sandwich or with crackers.

Say hello to your new favorite lunch staple… rotisserie chicken salad.

This is my go-to recipe when I want a delicious and satisfying meal without spending hours in the kitchen. With a rotisserie chicken on hand, the salad comes together in no time, making it perfect for busy weekdays or a quick weekend bite.

Rotisserie chicken salad on a plate with a metal spoon.

Why You’ll Love This Salad

  • It comes together in about 5 minutes with only 5 main ingredients!
  • It’s perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend so you have lunches ready to go for the week.
  • Enjoy it on its own, as a sandwich, or use it as a topping for your greens – the possibilities are endless.
Ingredients measured out to make Rotisserie Chicken Salad: dijon mustard, salt, celery, pepper, shredded rotisserie chicken, avocado oil mayo and red onion.

Ingredients Needed

  • rotisserie chicken – we’re using shredded chicken from one rotisserie chicken, which makes this recipe come together in a matter of minutes.
  • red onion – adds some zest and a little crunch. Feel free to adjust the quantity based on your taste preference.
  • celery – adds some more texture and crunch!
  • mayonnaise – this is the creamy base of our salad. I love using the Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo, which is sugar-free, dairy-free and refined oil-free.
  • dijon mustard – adds a tangy kick to the salad, complementing the creamy mayo.
  • salt and pepper – essential for seasoning. Adjust according to your taste.
Side by side photos of a bowl with ingredient to make Rotisserie Chicken Salad, before and after being mixed.

How to Make

Once your chicken is shredded and veggies are chopped this rotisserie chicken salad recipe takes about 5 minutes to make!

Just combine your shredded chicken, chopped red onion and celery in a large bowl. Add the mayo, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Mix everything together until it’s well combined. The chicken and veggies should be thoroughly coated in the mayo and mustard mixture.

You can enjoy your chicken salad right away with crackers or as a sandwich or you can chill it in the fridge before serving.

Rotisserie chicken salad on a plate with a metal spoon.

Substitutions & Notes

Chicken – If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken on hand, you can also make shredded chicken in the slow cooker or Instant Pot or you can use any leftover grilled chicken breast chopped up. Just make sure it’s well seasoned!

Mayo – If you prefer a different type of mayo, feel free to use that. Plain Greek yogurt also makes a good healthier swap, adding a tangy creaminess to the salad.

Add-Ins – Feel free to add in any extra mix-in’s to this chicken salad. Some ideas are sliced grapes, apples or dried cranberries for sweetness, chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds for some crunch or fresh herbs for additional flavor.

Spice it up – Mix in some Sriracha for some spice or smoked paprika for a little smokiness.

A woman's hand holding a cracker with a bite size portion of rotisserie chicken salad.

How to Serve Rotisserie Chicken Salad

There are so many ways to serve this rotisserie chicken salad. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • With crackers: Serve this chicken salad with crackers for a snack or an appetizer. Try my almond flour crackers.
  • As a sandwich: Make chicken salad sandwiches by serving on sourdough bread or croissants. I love adding tomato and cucumber slices, red onion and lettuce or spinach to make it a full sandwich.
  • Over greens: Top a bed of greens with this chicken salad for a meal-sized salad or serve it in lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps.
  • Chicken stuffed avocados: Hollow out an avocado and stuff it with this chicken salad for a creative and nutritious meal.
Rotisserie chicken salad in a bowl with a metal spoon and crackers.

How to Store

Chicken salad is the perfect meal prep recipe! After mixing all of the ingredients together, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The salad will keep for 3-4 days.

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5 from 5 votes

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

This rotisserie chicken salad is made with avocado oil mayo, red onion and celery for a quick and easy meal. It's perfect for meal prep and delicious served on a sandwich or with crackers. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup avocado oil mayo
  • ½ Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Add chicken, red onion, celery, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper into a large bowl.
    Ingredients for the rotisserie chicken salad in a large bowl. Noticeable ingredients are chicken, red onion, celery, mayo, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir to combine. Taste and add more salt and pepper or mayo, if needed.
    Rotisserie chicken salad in a large bowl with a metal spoon.
  • Enjoy right away or chill before serving. Serve with crackers for a snack or appetizer, on bread or a wrap for a sandwich or over a bed of greens.


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 494mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rotisserie Chicken Salad
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    1. YUM! I am SO glad you are loving this salad and it turned out amazing for you, Shauna. Thank you for your review + star rating, I truly appreciate it!