Chicken Salad

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I’m on a chicken kick right now.

Ok, chicken was on sale so that’s what I’m feeding the family.

But I can change it up so it’s not the same old thing.

And it saves me time when I can bake up a bunch of chicken breasts then use the meat over the next few days.

And chicken salad is good with crackers, as a sandwich, just on a bed of lettuce. And once you have your basic recipe you can dress it up with grape halves, diced granny smith apples, pecans. You can use freshly cooked chicken (still hot) for a warm chicken salad. So many possibilities.

Chicken Salad

1-2 chicken breasts, already cooked, skinned removed and off the bone
1 – 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dill relish
I tablespoon minced onion
salt and pepper to taste

Chop your chicken however you like it, we like a chunky salad.

Place chicken in a large mixing bowl. Now add your Mayo. And your mayo does make a difference, every brand has a slightly different taste.

We use Kraft Real Mayo, it’s what we like.

Stir in enough till it’s the wetness you prefer, we like our salad wet.

Now add your celery


and minced onion. Combine well then salt and pepper to taste.

And at this point you’ve got your basic chicken salad that you can then go ahead and make your sandwich or you can keep adding to it to dress it up.

And this salad goes perfect on my Homemade White Bread.

You can also make this with turkey or ham.

What do you put in your chicken salad?

Linked this up at Thursday’s TreasuresFull Plate Thursday

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. I make chicken salad using chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, Kraft Real Mayo w/Olive Oil, poppy seeds, and grapes. LOVE it! :) I much prefer it on a croissant, but bread works, too…or even a pita!

  2. I admit, I don’t like chicken salad! But I do like how that pile of chicken looks – yum!

  3. Thank You for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures, Love! I’ll have to make this for my hubby..he will be very pleased. <3 and Hugs Dear Friend!

  4. Sherrie, I’ll have to try the Mayo with Olive oil, I’ll just have to remove the label so the kids don’t know I’ve changed something.

  5. Christine's Pantry says:

    I love chicken salad sandwich. Great sandwich!

  6. Hi Joan,
    I just love Chicken Salad and your recipe looks awesome, it makes me hungry for Chicken Salad. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. OH YUM!~!!! I know want to get in my kitchen and make some and it’s breakfast time! Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures Sweetie! <3 and HUgs Dear!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Try adding pecans and grapes as well. Red grapes add some color while the nuts add a nice crunch to go along with the celery

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