Creamy Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

You will never have leftover dry and boring chicken again. These are the creamiest pickle juice chicken salad lettuce cups. This low-carb lunch or dinner is a dream. Not only is this recipe unbelievably easy but so delicious as well. I can eat these chicken salad cups every single day. I have elevated this Creamy Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups recipe and the magic is in the sauce. Not only is it tangy and salty from the pickles and pickle juice, but it’s creamy and a touch sweet from the honey dijon mustard. Absolutely the perfect balance in flavour and I know you will fall in love with this recipe. You can use any leftover dry chicken breast and bring it to life with this method. You can use chicken breast from a store-bough rotisserie chicken or even one you made at home. I had leftover chicken breast from my whole baked chicken recipe so check that recipe out on the blog if you are interested. Feel free to use turkey breast in this recipe or even tuna as well.

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Creamy Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

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You can use any leftover dry chicken breast and bring it to life with this method. You can use chicken breast from a store-bough rotisserie chicken or even one you made at home. I had leftover chicken breast from my whole baked chicken recipe so check that recipe out on the blog if you are interested. Feel free to use turkey breast in this recipe or even tuna as well.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cooked chicken breast Diced into small cubes
  • cup of mayo I use the soy-free “Vegenaise”as it’s good quality and clean in ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon honey dijon mustard Any mustard works
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 2 finely diced pickles 1/4 cup
  • 1 finely diced celery stalk
  • 2 lettuce cups I used Iceberg lettuce
  • salt and pepper is optional

Instructions
 

  • Cube any leftover chicken breast into small cubes. The smaller the better for me. I don’t like shredding leftover chicken as it leaves it more dry so I prefer if you cube it instead.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to a bowl and combine everything together.
  • Scoop onto some lettuce cups and enjoy. You can also enjoy it on pita, toast, sandwiches, on salad, mixed with pasta, or any way you like.

Notes

You can use turkey, tuna, or even tofu instead of chicken. If you want to lighten them up you can use yogurt, or a mix of both mayo and yogurt.
You can also use a combination of yogurt, sour cream, and mayo which is also delicious.
Feel free to use a rotisserie chicken or even my homemade whole chicken recipe which is on my blog. Any chicken breast will work for this recipe.
I love using homemade mayonnaise or Vegenaise as it’s clean in ingredients but feel free to use any you enjoy. This recipe also works with boiled eggs instead of chicken if you feel like switching things up.
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