Easy + Delicious Chicken Salad

One of our favorite, simple go-to recipes is homemade chicken salad. While the store-bought stuff is laden with industrial seed oils and preservatives, this quick and easy recipe is full of nutritious benefits - lean protein, good fats, and plenty of flavor.

Easy Chicken Salad:
1 - 1&1/2lb shredded chicken*
1/4 cup primal kitchen mayo
1T organic dijon mustard
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
4 drops lemon essential oil

Mix chicken with mayo and dijon, then add essential oil and spices. Mix well. Add more or less mayo or dijon to your personal taste. We prefer more mayo and less dijon, but do whatever you like best! Other optional add-ins: sliced almonds, diced apples or dried cranberries, smashed avocado, shredded spinach. 

This recipe is also a toddler favorite, especially when I mix in a little extra avocado and maybe a tiny bit of diced apple or a couple diced green grapes. 

*I cook about 1.5lb of chicken in our slow cooker to make this even easier! I season it with a little olive oil and Trader Joe's 21 Season Salute (or other all-purpose seasoning) and cook on low of 5 hours. After the chicken is cooked, shred with a fork and allow to cool.