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Calories in a Cup of Chicken Salad

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Based in New York, Grace Covelli has been writing since 1996. Her work has appeared on various websites, many of them health-related. Covelli completed a course in writing for children and teenagers and received a diploma for natural health consulting with highest honors. She also studied reflexology, Reiki and esthetics. One of her hobbies is sewing.
Calories in a Cup of Chicken Salad
A cup of chicken salad on a bed of lettuce makes a healthy low-calorie lunch. Photo Credit Jack Puccio/iStock/Getty Images

A cup of chicken salad can be part of a healthy low-calorie diet when consumed on a bed of lettuce. Chicken contains protein your body needs on a daily basis.

The Facts

One cup of chicken salad contains 234 calories. The ¼ cup of chopped celery in chicken salad has 4 calories, and the 3 tsp. of reduced-calorie mayonnaise contain 108 calories.


Chicken salad can be made in more ways than one. To make chicken salad more interesting, you may want to add slivered almonds to it. Almonds will increase the number of calories in chicken salad, as will any other additional ingredients you may decide to add. A ½ oz. of almonds contains 41 calories.


To avoid getting sick from ingesting spoiled chicken salad, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends you keep it in a refrigerator that is set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower for no more than three to five days.

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