Chicken Salad

This delicious, easy, homemade and healthy Chicken Salad without mayo actually tastes like the classic chicken salad you get from a deli.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Author Meme


  • 10 ounces cooked chicken 2 1/2 packed cups
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • dash nutmeg optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or white pepper, optional
  • 1/4 cup onion diced or grated (about 1/4 small onion)
  • 1/2 cup celery diced


  • Add the cooked chicken to a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the cottage cheese, lemon juice, honey, salt, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper and nutmeg (if using) to the bowl of a mini food processor or blender. Process until completely smooth, about 30-45 seconds.
  • Add in onion and process for about 10 seconds until the onion is incorporated and the pieces are very small.
  • Transfer the cottage cheese mixture to the chicken. Stir well until completely combined.
  • Add in celery and stir well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Taste and add extra lemon juice, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and/or garlic powder if desired (but wait to add extra seasoning until after the chicken salad has been refrigerated for at least 1 hour).