This best Chicken Salad Recipe is my favorite variety of chicken salad. Classic chicken salad made with onions, celery, mayo, and spices to make a delicious sandwich.
This chicken salad sandwich can also be made with my lighter chicken salad recipe if you are trying to save on calories. Serve it with wheat, white, or squaw bread for a delicious easy dinner or lunch idea. Be sur to check out my time-saving tips at the end of the recipe.
Hello Friends! It's warming up and we have been enjoying lots of walks and bike rides lately. I adore being outside this time of year and today's recipe is the perfect pack up and go meal idea.
This classic salad recipe is entirely simple and it offers so many ways to change it up that I will share in a bit. Always delicious and simple to make.
I serve my chicken salad on a lettuce leaf between two slices of bread. You can also make this in a pita bread too!
Chicken – I like to use chicken I have already baked or a rotisserie chicken for this recipe.
Celery – This adds a nice crunch to the salad.
Nuts – I always choose pecans for this recipe, but walnuts work too. Of course, you can skip the nuts if you wish.
Variations on this recipe:
Try adding a few sliced grapes to this recipe to make it a grape chicken salad sandwich.
You can add a little bit of curry to change up the flavor. I would add 1 teaspoon to the mixture and just make sure it is blended well.
For more great Chicken recipes ideas
- Lighter Chicken Salad - A lighter version with cranberries and pecans that add a wonderful crunch!
- Easy Southwestern Chicken Salad - a southwestern
- Chicken Florentine Pasta - Made on your stovetop in about 30 minutes. This is a lighter version and it tastes delicious too!
- Spicy Chicken Wraps - Each delicious chicken tortilla wrap is filled with chicken, spices, vegetables and is full of flavor!
- Doritos Taco Salad - This delicious taco salad is a meal made with corn chips!
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Best Chicken Salad Recipe
Best Chicken Salad Recipe
- 3 cups cooked chicken chopped
- ½ cup onion chopped
- ½ cup celery chopped
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 8 slices of bread
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 1. Add all ingredients except chicken in a large bowl.
- 2. Mix until well blended.
- 3. Refrigerate until serving.
- 4. Make sandwich with two slices of bread.
- Chop the pecans ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. This is a great tip for using nuts in other recipes
- .Use a rotisserie chicken for a great time-saver.
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Ooh, I like curry! And Cassidy loves to make chicken salad. I'd probably not use onions, and double the celery or add peppers. YUM. Thank you!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello
I haven't made chicken salad with a rotisserie chicken before. Sounds very good. Thanks for sharing with us this week at #HomeMattersParty and I look forward to trying out your recipe this summer.
that is one delicious looking chicken salad! Thanks for sharing your recipe, now I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow
Thanks so much! I hope you love it!
I was looking for a recipe to use up some chicken and this was perfect! I will have to remember to make this again this summer. Thank you!
Thank you Melissa - it's a great summer meal!
Chicken Salad for the WIN! Such an iconic summer picnic recipe.
It looks delicious! Perfect for having friends over for lunch!
This salad looks so delicious. I just saved the recipe and will make it soon. I bet my family will love this for lunch. Thanks!
Thank you Natalie!
Delicious recipe! My boys would definitely try it out.