This really is the perfect go-to salad for sandwiches or on top of a green salad.
You could easily add crumbled bacon, or raisins, or cashews, or even mix in a little curry powder to the mayo. Of course, homemade mayo puts this salad over the top. But again, a good quality store-bought mayonnaise works perfectly well, too. After cooking the chicken, the salad comes together in only about 15 minutes!
How To Make Chicken Salad
EXPERT TIP: Cook the chicken up to 3 days before assembling and serving. You can also make the homemade mayonnaise several days in advance, too!
Although chilling the salad after it’s mixed is recommended, we think to let the salad return to room temperature is great for taste when serving.
Watch us show you how easy it is to make this truly incredible recipe!
4 boneless chicken breast, cooked and chopped/shredded
1/2 C. onion, chopped
1/2 C. celery, chopped
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1/2 C. to 1 C. dried cranberries
1 C. mayonnaise
1/2 C. sugar
1/4 C. vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. salt to taste
1/4 tsp. pepper
Combine cooked chicken, onion and celery, salt and pepper. Mix all dressing ingredients together and pour over chicken. Add the dried cranberries (add right before serving or the chicken salad will turn pink). Serve with crackers or on lettuce.
Note: Add more dressing if chicken salad is too dry. White meat tends to “soak” up the dressing.