Add some crunch to your lunch with this Chia and Dill Chicken Salad recipe! Only 1 carb per serving and so ridiculously tasty!
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I’ve recently discovered chia seeds and have fallen in love with their little crunch! I know, as usual I’m late to the game. People have been toting the benefits of chia for quite some time and I’m now just jumping on board. Chia has a ton of fiber. One ounce of chia (24.8 grams) has 12 carbs, but 10 of those are fiber, which makes for 2 net carbs! Plus, one ounce is over two tablespoons (I measured) and I doubt you or I will eat that much in a day. So chia is a fun way to get a low carb crunch.
I bought the chia seeds from the bulk bins at Sprouts, but I’ve seen them everywhere, including Costco and of course on Amazon.
You can read more of the benefits from chia seeds in this article from Harvard University.
Chicken salad is one of my favorite things to eat, especially when I am ravenous after a tough workout. It can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge, or mixed together very quickly. Fresh dill is a must and I always add minced garlic. The other day I decided to add two teaspoons of chia seeds when I made it and it was the best thing I’ve done in a while. The chia added a fun crunch and of course fiber!
If you are making the chicken salad ahead of time, add the chia right before serving, otherwise the chia seeds absorbs water and get slimy.
I always eat my chia and dill chicken salad with veggies, but you can eat it with cloud bread or low carb crackers too!
Chia and Dill Chicken Salad
Yield 4 servings
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped, fresh dill
1 clove minced garlic
2 teaspoons chia seed
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in a bowl and serve immediately. If making ahead of time, add the chia right before serving.
Cuisine low carb
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 5.6 g
Cholesterol 42.6 mg
Sodium 73.1 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Protein 13.4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.