Need a quick bite or a yummy appetizer? These Keto chicken salad snacks with fathead dough are so tasty, so satisfying, and super simple to prep.
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Keto Chicken Salad Snacks
I don't think you can ever have too many snack recipes. I use them as... well... snacks, obviously. But I also love them for a smaller lunch, an appetizer, or a light dinner!
These Keto chicken salad snacks made with fathead dough are one of my favorites. The combination of the warm, soft dough with the creamy, satisfying chicken salad on top is simply irresistible.
And they're so easy to make. Just whip up my 5-ingredient fathead dough, mix the Keto chicken salad ingredients, and voila!
So whether you're looking for a tasty appetizer or you just need a little something to hold you over until dinner, give these low carb chicken salad bites a try. They may become your new go-to snack!
What Is Fathead Dough?
Ahhh, fathead dough, the pride and joy of the low carb community! If you've never cooked with fathead doubh before, you are in for a treat.
In a nutshell? It's bread made out of cheese.
...well, okay, and a few other ingredients like almond flour, baking powder, and an egg to make it bread-like. It's very easy to make, and it's SO yummy.
Fathead dough works because the mozzarella cheese mimics the texture of gluten. Seriously, it's crazy.
That's why you'll find recipes for fathead dough all across the Keto and low carb worlds. A few of my favorite ways to use it are in Keto pizza, low carb copycat Cinnabon rolls, and Keto graham crackers.
And these Keto chicken salad bites, of course.
What Goes Into Keto Chicken Salad?
There are plenty of variations out there for chicken salad. For me, it must include creamy chicken, good flavor, and a little crunch.
When it comes to the creamy chicken part, I use a can of chicken mixed with mayonnaise. It's so easy, and I always have those ingredients on hand. If you'd rather use leftover chicken, shredded rotisserie chicken, or cook some fresh chicken, you are more than welcome!
For the flavor, I don't think you can ever go wrong with fresh parsley and green onion. I also love that they add a pop of green.
And finally, for that all-important crunch, chopped celery and sliced almonds are my go-to. You could substitute another type of nut as well, like chopped pecans or walnuts.
Want to play around with flavor? Try using dill or cilantro instead of parsley. Love onion? Throw some chopped red or yellow onion in the mix. Craving a little acid? Add a squeeze of lemon juice to your Keto chicken salad.
Feel free to have some fun and make this recipe your own!
Can You Store Keto Chicken Salad Snacks?
You bet. In fact, they make amazing leftovers!
The trick is to store the fathead bites separately from the chicken salad. This keeps the dough nice and crisp. Just place the bites and the chicken salad in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator.
When you're ready to enjoy, you could even pop the fathead dough in the oven if you like. It reheats beautifully! Then top with the low carb chicken salad and enjoy.
How To Make Keto Chicken Salad Snacks
Add the mozzarella and cream cheese to a microwave safe bowl.
Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted and combined.
In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, baking powder, and an egg.
Place the cheese dough in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Beat on high until well combined.
Put the dough into the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Wet your hands slightly, then form the fathead dough into 10 evenly sized balls. Flatten with your hands into small circles, then place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. Set aside to cool.
Add the ingredients for the chicken salad to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
Top the fathead bites with the chicken salad and serve.
Other Snack Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 large can chicken (12.5 ounes) drained
- ⅓ cup celery chopped
- ⅓ cup parsley chopped
- ¼ cup green onions chopped
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the mozzarella and cream cheese to a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted and combined.
- In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, baking powder, and an egg.
- Place the cheese dough in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Beat on high until well combined.
- Put the dough into the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Wet your hands slightly, then form the fathead dough into 10 evenly sized balls. Flatten with your hands into small circles, then place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. Set aside to cool.
- Add the ingredients for the chicken salad to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- Top the fathead bites with the chicken salad and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!