This blueberry hazelnut chicken salad is a delicious combination of flavors! It is crunchy, sweet and a healthier alternative to your traditional chicken salad. This chicken salad is great for lunch, dinner or a snack! It is also gluten-free, dairy-free and there is an option to make it egg-free as well. This is also a recipe that can be adapted to be suitable for a low histamine diet as well (see swaps below).
Why You’ll Love This Blueberry Hazelnut Chicken Salad
It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made egg-free.
It’s a delicious lunch, dinner or snack!
It uses cleaner and healthier ingredients than the traditional chicken salad.
It has amazing texture, crunch and sweetness!
All you need to make this delicious blueberry hazelnut chicken salad is a mixing bowl. So easy!
Ingredients Needed to Make This Blueberry Hazelnut Chicken Salad
Shredded Chicken: My hack for this is using a rotisserie chicken to make this a quick meal prep! You can also cook and shred your own chicken breast if you prefer.
Blueberries: I recommend only using fresh blueberries for this!
Hazelnuts: Roasted hazelnuts give this recipe a really nice touch! You can purchase roasted hazelnuts, but I prefer to roast them myself for 10 minutes at 400º F with garlic powder, salt and avocado oil.
Celery: The celery gives this recipe some extra crunch.
Mayonnaise: I recommend using a mayonnaise with good ingredients such as Primal Kitchen (if you use code LESSWITHLAUR you get a discount). I also like to purchase items like this from Thrive Market because they tend to be cheaper. If you order from my link, you get 40% off your first order! This membership is a lifesaver if you are gluten-free and/or dairy-free!
Garlic: Feel free to use fresh garlic here or garlic powder if that’s what you have on hand.
Salt: My favorite salt is Redmond Real Salt and LESSWITHLAUR gets you 15% off your order.
How to Make This Blueberry Hazelnut Chicken Salad
Start by gathering all of the ingredients.
Add chicken, blueberries, celery and hazelnuts to a bowl.
Stir in the mayonnaise, garlic and salt.
Serve immediately or store for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Substitutions and Variations
This blueberry hazelnut chicken salad is gluten-free and dairy-free and can also be made egg-free by swapping the regular mayo for vegan mayo or vegan yogurt. You can use a rotisserie chicken to save time or you can cook the chicken yourself and shred it. Sometimes hazelnuts can be difficult to find, so they can definitely be swapped with another nut if necessary!
Store this gluten-free and dairy-free blueberry hazelnut chicken salad in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Low Histamine Notes
If you need to follow a low histamine diet, this section is for you. Please note that everyone will have varying tolerances for histamine and this is up to you and your medical providers to determine. To make the chicken low histamine-friendly, purchase frozen chicken, cook and consume this chicken salad the same day you make it. A good swap for mayonnaise in this recipe is coconut cream. You can also make your own low histamine mayonnaise at home. Blueberries and hazelnuts are lower histamine, so they are a great flavor combination for a lower histamine chicken salad!
Can you make this recipe egg-free?
Yes! This blueberry hazelnut chicken salad can be made egg-free by swapping in vegan mayo, vegan yogurt or coconut cream in place of the mayonnaise.
Can this recipe be frozen?
I would not recommend freezing this recipe.
Make sure to try these other gluten-free and dairy-free meal prep recipes next:
How To Make Blueberry Hazelnut Chicken Salad
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup hazelnuts, roasted
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Dash salt
- Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
- Serve and enjoy or refrigerate for up for 5 days!