Recipe For Chicken Salad

recipe for chicken salad
recipe for chicken salad

Of all the summer salads, a classic chicken salad recipe is always a favorite at a picnic, a barbecue, or an office potluck! Just a few ingredients can be transformed into a cold, creamy salad or filling for a homemade chicken salad sandwich or wrap!

Classic Chicken Salad sandwich on a long roll

Ingredients in Chicken Salad

  • Chicken: Use leftover chicken from last night’s dinner or rotisserie chicken. Even leftover grilled chicken works well. Canned chicken can be used, but fresh is preferred.
  • To prepare chicken for chicken salad: Make baked chicken breast or thighs or poach until tender.
  • Ensure the chicken is cooled and shred or chop it into bite-sized pieces.

Add-ins:

  • As this is a classic chicken salad recipe, I’ve kept the additions to a minimum. Celery for crunch, green onions for flavor.
  • Add a variety of nuts, veggies, or fruit for added flavor and texture. Try this chicken salad recipe with grapes, avocado, dried cranberries, pecans, or almonds.

Dressing:

  • Mayonnaise and simple seasonings are the base of this recipe.
  • Change the flavor and replace some of the mayo with Greek yogurt, ranch dressing, or your favorite salad dressing.
  • Create an Avocado Chicken Salad by replacing some of the mayonnaise with mashed avocado.

Classic Chicken Salad ingredients in a bowl, before and after mixing together

How to Make Chicken Salad

Prepare this classic chicken salad recipe in just 15 minutes with only a few simple ingredients.

  1. Chop cooked and cooled chicken and place it into a large bowl with celery and onions.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients (according to the recipe below) in a bowl. Toss with chicken.
  3. Serve on rolls, bread, or over a bed of lettuce.

This chicken salad sandwich recipe can be served on any bread. We love this on a baguette or rolls. Keep it low carb and serve it in romaine lettuce as lettuce wraps or spoon over a tossed salad.

Classic Chicken Salad on a long roll with greens and tomatoes

Got Leftovers?

Refrigerator: Store chicken salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Give it a stir and refresh the flavor with a fresh herb or an extra dollop of Dijon mustard.

Freezer: Chicken salad doesn’t freeze well. To prep ahead, simply dice the chicken and freeze. When ready to make, combine it with the ingredients below for a quick lunch!

Classic Chicken Salad sandwich with a title

Classic Chicken Salad served over greens and tomatoes with a title

Classic Chicken Salad with a title

FAQs

Q1: How long can I store chicken salad in the fridge?

A1: You can store chicken salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Remember to give it a stir and refresh the flavor with a fresh herb or an extra dollop of Dijon mustard.

Q2: Can I freeze chicken salad?

A2: Chicken salad doesn’t freeze well. To prep ahead, simply dice the chicken and freeze. When ready to make, combine it with the remaining ingredients for a quick lunch!

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