Classic Chicken Salad

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This Classic Chicken Salad recipe is the perfect go-to chicken salad to eat with a buttery croissant or between two slices of your favorite sandwich bread. The crunch from the celery, crisp apples, pecans, and red grapes are the perfect flavor combination to pair with the creamy homemade dressing. It’s the perfect salad recipe for a chicken Salad Sandwich or a wrap.

Classic chicken Salad Recipe

I love a good Summer salad recipe to take to a BBQ or potluck, but I also love to make them and have some easy go to lunches throughout the Summer. A couple of my favorite and easy salad recipes are our Broccoli Salad Recipe and our Egg Salad.

Chicken Salad Ingredients

  • Grilled chicken: Grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken shredded are both great options. You can use canned chicken if your in a pinch, but of course fresh is better.
  • Grapes: You could use red or green seedless grapes.
  • Apples: Use any variety of apples that you prefer, and chop into bite size pieces.
  • Celery: Adding celery adds a nice crunch to the recipe.
  • Pecans: Pecans, sliced almonds, or walnuts are all great options.
  • Mayonnaise: I prefer lite mayonnaise to cut back on the fat and calories in the salad.
  • Greek Yogurt: I also like to use non-fat plain Greek yogurt.
  • Dijon Mustard: Dijon or yellow mustard are both great options.
  • Salt and pepper: Add more or less to taste.
  • Onion Powder: Adds a just the right flavor to the homemade dressing.
  • Croissants or Sandwich Bread: Croissants or sandwich bread both work well to serve as a sandwich.
Ingredients

How to make Chicken Salad

  • Combine cooked shredded chicken, celery, pecans, apples, and grapes into a medium size mixing bowl and toss ingredients to combine.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add the mayonnaise dressing to your chicken salad ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Serve as a side salad or on a croissant, between two slices of bread, or in a wrap. Enjoy!
chicken salad ingredients in a mixing bowl

How to serve Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad can be served on a buttery croissant roll, between two slices of your favorite bread, on top of a bed of green lettuce, or eaten by the spoonful’s.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Variations

  • Vary the nuts: Swap out the pecans for sliced almonds or walnuts.
  • Mix up the fruit: Swap out the grapes and apples for dried cranberries and cherries.
  • Add onions: Add sliced green onions or chopped yellow onions.

Tips for making Chicken Salad

  • Can I make Chicken Salad ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare chicken salad ahead of time and let it sit in the refridgerator for a few hours.
  • What other ingredients can I use? You can add dried cranberries, sliced almonds, granny smith apples for a little more tart flavor, and even pineapple chunks. Chicken Salad is a recipe you can experiment with and it always tastes great.

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Classic Chicken Salad

April King
This Classic Chicken Salad recipe is the perfect go-to chicken salad to eat with a buttery croissant or between two slices of your favorite sandwich bread. The crunch from the celery, crisp apples, pecans, and red grapes are the perfect flavor combination to pair with the creamy homemade dressing. It’s the perfect salad recipe for a chicken Salad Sandwich or a wrap.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Chicken, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups grilled chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups red grapes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
  • 2 gala apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine cooked shredded chicken, celery, pecans, apples, and grapes into a medium size mixing bowl and toss ingredients to combine.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add the mayonnaise dressing to your chicken salad ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Serve as a side salad or on a croissant, between two slices of bread, or in a wrap. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 12gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13.8mgSodium: 235.1mgPotassium: 114.2mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 12.2g
Keyword chicken salad croissant, chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad sandwich with grapes, easy chicken salad sandwich
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