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Celery Chicken Salad Wrap

Here’s a twist on the classic chicken salad. We’ve got shredded chicken tossed in a creamy and tangy mayo and dijon mustard dressing with crisp, diced veggies and crunchy nuts.

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Round plate with celery chicken salad served in tortilla wraps.

Reasons We Love This Chicken Salad With Celery

  • It is filling and full of fresh and bright ingredients
  • It is high in protein
  • You can make it into a healthy wrap or serve it as a healthy chicken salad topping with baby spinach or spring mix

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Chicken salad is usually a blank canvas for whatever you want to add to it. Our goal was to make it easy with basic ingredients that you can easily have on hand.

To make this easy chicken salad recipe, you’ll need

  • Shredded Chicken: You can use leftover chicken breast from a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken or boil it yourself.
  • Celery: This ingredient adds a nice crisp, fresh texture to the salad. If you don’t like celery, you can use other crips veggies such as diced bell peppers.
  • Red Onions: You can use any kind of onions.
  • Green Onions: You can other herbs such as tarragon or basil.
  • Walnuts: Use any kind of nuts that you have such as pecans or almonds.
  • Mayo: If you want more added protein you can also use greek yogurt.
  • Dijon Mustard: You can also use regular mustard or spicy mustard.
  • Sugar: The sweetness adds a balance to the savory flavors of this dish.
  • Flour Tortillas: Use any kind of tortilla for your wrap. You can also use lettuce wraps for a low-carb option
Round plate with celery chicken salad served in tortilla wraps.

Basic Steps to Prepare Celery Chicken Salad

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the shredded chicken, diced vegetables, nuts, mayo, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  2. Mix it all together until the ingredients are well blended.
  3. Scoop small portions of the chicken salad into each tortilla wrap (about 1/2 cup scoop per tortilla).

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep containers storing celery chicken salad served in tortilla wraps.

Meal Prep Tips for A Celery Chicken Salad Wrap

  • Other Cook Methods: If you don’t have pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, you can boil chicken breasts for about 15 to 20 minutes. After it cooks, use two forks to shred the chicken and let it cool.
  • Ingredient Variations: Instead of using shredded chicken, you can use boiled eggs or canned tuna.
  • Additional Ingredients: In addition to vegetables and herbs, you can also add common fruits such as sliced grapes, diced pears or apples, and even dried fruit such as dried cranberries.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days for the best quality. If you’re not eating the meal right away, keep the tortillas separate from the chicken salad mixture to prevent the tortillas from getting soggy.
Glass meal prep containers storing celery chicken salad served in tortilla wraps.
round plate with celery chicken salad wrapped in flour tortilla

Celery Chicken Salad Wrap

This serving of chicken salad is great to utilize leftover chicken from another meal. It's filled with fresh veggies, crunchy nuts, and a creamy dressing.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • mixing bowl


  • 1.5 cups shredded chicken (pre-cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 flour tortillas


  • In a bowl, mix together the chicken, green onions, celery, red onions, walnuts, mayo, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  • Scoop the chicken salad into a tortilla wrap.


Note: if you don’t have pre-cooked chicken, bring water to a boil and boil chicken breast in a pot for about 20 minutes until it fully cooks. Once it cooks, use two forks to shred it into pieces. Let it cool before mixing it with the other ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to eat with chicken salad?

You can serve this with sandwich bread, in a croissant, or with lettuce wraps.

What can I use instead of celery in chicken salad?

If you need a crunch, you can use jicama, carrots, and even radish.

Can I use grilled chicken for chicken salad?

Yes! Any leftover cooked chicken works well. Just be sure to chop it up into small pieces so that it can mix well with the other ingredients.

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