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Classic Chicken Salad

Kourtney H: "One of the best chicken salads I’ve had! I left o…" Read More
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  • 4 cups cooked chicken breast (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped finely)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium16% DV390mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories180Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kourtney H 3 months ago
    One of the best chicken salads I’ve had! I left out the almonds and cut green onions instead, absolutely delicious! I recommend half the amount of salt as well!
    Holly 3 months ago
    Added diced purple onion and served it on romaine lettuce leaf for a wrap. Was a huge hit with the family!
    Tom Henning 4 months ago
    Very creamy, used Hellmann’s to stay Keto friendly.
    It was salty I added a little sugar to it
    AptChef 4 months ago
    Used dried cranberries, chopped apple,chopped grapes,half Hellman’s mayo and half Miracle Whip salt and pepper
    Julie L. 5 months ago
    Very good. Added grapes and bow tie pasta for a meal.
    Sax 5 months ago
    Very...bad. I’m glad some have had success with this dish but i definitely did not.
    Florence Bryce 5 months ago
    Excellent! And quick and easy to put together.
    Christiaan 5 months ago
    Was amazing! Most delicious salad I’ve had in a very long time.
    Michael Kryger 5 months ago
    Only had 3 cups of cooked chicken from ground chicken and 3/4 cup of mayo but still came out great
    Anissa Vaughn 6 months ago
    Absolutely my favorite chicken salad! I added 2 hard boiled eggs, used only 3/4 c Miracle Whip, then 1/4 sour cream. Substituted dill pickle juice for the lemon juice and I excluded the almonds. Added (My secret ingredient :Old Bay Seasoning)
    Brandi Cirell 7 months ago
    Really delicious! We added the egg suggestion and diced jalapeño and sriracha sauce for some kick!
    Autumn Stenerson 7 months ago
    Definitely going to try this recipe again! I added my own tastes like green pepper, onion and banana pepper.
    Jaydyn Alexander 8 months ago
    taste great. didnt add the almonds. its the perfect mix of creamy and dry (not too much of each)
    Beck Lazansky 9 months ago
    Great. Would definitely add dried cranberries next time!
    Sandy J. a year ago
    Perfect as is! Didn't add nuts but a bit more celery due to having cut a bit more! Great on a croissant! <3
    Lyndon Baxter 2 years ago
    Nice dish, I added some pasta to bulk it up a bit.
    Kade Krasowski 2 years ago
    Turned out amazing! 4 cups of chicken was kind of a lot though. I used around 3!
    Becky C. 2 years ago
    chicken salad was good on bun with spinach and tomatoes
    Rachael 2 years ago
    I found it to be a little bland I used Hellman’s and I feel like maybe miracle whip would’ve been bettter
    Risdon 2 years ago
    It was really simple and delicious!!
    Teresa Redden 2 years ago
    Was good. It made a good canvas to add nuts, grapes or flavored mustards to for variety.