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Chicken, Apple and Celery Salad Recipe

Gluten-free Chicken, Apple and Celery Salad Recipe

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

Poaching is a delicious way to cook chicken so it’s soft and tender. If you don’t have time to poach the chicken, you can always buy a roast chicken and strip the meat from it to use in this salad.

Serves: 4



  • 1L water
  • ½ onion
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 free range organic chicken breasts
  • 2 apples, cored & diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ½ cup currants
  • ½ cup homemade or store-bought mayonnaise
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  1. Add water, onion and bay leaves to pot over medium heat and bring to simmer. Add chicken breasts, making sure they are completely submerged. Simmer for 40 mins until chicken is cooked. Remove breasts from pot and allow to cool while you prepare rest of salad.
  2. Add apple, celery, currants, mayonnaise, sea salt, pepper and parsley to large bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Cut chicken breast into cubes and add to salad. Mix together well and store in fridge until ready to serve.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.