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Quick And Easy Chicken Salad

Ready for a nostalgic trip to classic comfort food, that’s both satisfying and flavor-packed? My cherished Chicken Salad recipe, a long-standing favorite of my family, transforms simple ingredients into a meal that’s irresistibly creamy, crunchy, and oh-so delicious!

Chicken Salad

Now, let’s talk texture, because this salad brings a delightful contrast. The creaminess of the mayonnaise harmoniously blends with the crunch of the celery and the pita chips (or cracker, if you prefer.)

It’s a recipe that marries simplicity with pure indulgence, in a dish that’s just as perfect for a picnic as it is for a classy luncheon. A must-try that’s guaranteed to make your taste buds dance!

TO MAKE THIS CHICKEN SALAD, YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 lb cooked chicken or turkey
  • 5 eggs, hard boiled
  • 2 stalks celery (optional)
  • some green onions
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp nature’s seasoning
  • 2 tsp any Cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 tsp sugar (optional)
  • pita chips

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS QUICK AND EASY CHICKEN SALAD?

Step 1: First, chop up the chicken and the hard boiled eggs.

Step 2: Next, rinse and chop the celery and green onions.

Step 3: In a bowl, add the chicken, celery, and green onions. Then, add the dill, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, nature’s seasoning, and Cajun seasoning.

Step 4: Next, optionally add the sugar. I like mine a lil sweet but you don’t have to add it.

Step 5: Mix everything together and taste it. Adjust the seasoning to your liking!

Step 6: Serve and enjoy your quick and easy Chicken Salad!

RECIPE NOTES AND HELPFUL TIPS:

This is the perfect recipe to use up leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, etc. You can cook up some chicken simply by roasting it in the oven until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit or poach it or cook it in the Instant pot or in a pot of water. You can even use canned chicken or pre-cooked one.

For the juiciest, most flavorful chicken salad, use leftover roast or rotisserie chicken. It brings a depth of flavor that simply boiled chicken can’t compete with.

Let the salad chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together for a more robust taste.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

Yield: 6 | Estimate the nutritional information for each serving:

Calories: 173.8kcal | Total Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 64.6mg | Sodium: 278.2mg | Total Carbohydrates: 3.5g

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

1. Can I make this Chicken Salad in advance?

Absolutely! In fact, making it a day ahead gives the flavors more time to blend together. Just keep it refrigerated in an airtight container and it’ll be delicious when you’re ready to serve.

2. Can I use any type of cooked chicken for this recipe?

Yes, you can. Shredded rotisserie chicken, leftover grilled chicken, or even canned chicken works well for this recipe. Just make sure the chicken is properly drained and cooled before adding to the salad.

3. Can I add other ingredients to this Chicken Salad?

Definitely! This is a flexible recipe and you can add other ingredients like grapes, dried cranberries, or even chopped apples for a sweet touch. Feel free to customize it to your liking.

4. I’m not a fan of mayonnaise. Can I use a substitute?

Yes, if you’re not a mayo fan, you can substitute with Greek yogurt or sour cream for a tangy twist, or use a lighter option like avocado for creaminess.

5. How do I store the leftover Chicken Salad?

Leftover Chicken Salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

6. Can I freeze the Chicken Salad?

While it’s technically possible, I wouldn’t recommend it. The mayonnaise in the salad can separate when frozen and thawed, leading to a less appealing texture and taste. If you need to make it in advance, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator.

Let’s Make This Quick And Easy Chicken Salad!

Chicken Salad

And there you have it – this easy, yummy Chicken Salad is ready to take its place on your table. If you decide to give it a shot, make sure to snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Quick And Easy Chicken Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked chicken or turkey
  • 5 eggs, hard boiled
  • 2 stalks celery (optional)
  • some green onions
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp nature’s seasoning
  • 2 tsp any Cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 tsp sugar (optional)
  • pita chips

Instructions

Step 1: First, chop up the chicken and the hard boiled eggs.

Step 2: Next, rinse and chop the celery and green onions.

Step 3: In a bowl, add the chicken, celery, and green onions. Then, add the dill, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, nature’s seasoning, and Cajun seasoning.

Step 4: Next, optionally add the sugar. I like mine a lil sweet but you don’t have to add it.

Step 5: Mix everything together and taste it. Adjust the seasoning to your liking!

Step 6: Serve and enjoy your quick and easy Chicken Salad!

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