“Easy chicken salad!” is often the response I get from family when I ask them what kind of sandwiches they want.
I honestly don’t mind making a batch or four because it’s that easy!
I grew up on grocery store chicken salad….but there’s no turning back now. I tweaked and tweaked my chicken salad until I found the perfect blend of mayo, shredded chicken and all the extras.
I add quartered grapes for a touch of sweetness and freshly diced celery for an awesome crunch. Oooh, did I mention this salad has walnuts? Mmmhmmm….
And my fave way to serve chicken salad is on top of a heated, buttery croissant. you should definitely try it. One of the easiest and best meals on planet earth. No lie.
Most of my guest like to top off their salad with a glass of lime iced tea. Me? I drink water and hold out for the after lunch or dinner coffee. Gotta make choices, ya know?
And this easy chicken recipe is great for a big crowd. Make this salad the night before (add two additional drops of lemon juice to keep it bright) and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve. You can make wraps, croissants, bagels, pinwheels or just plain sandwiches with them— easy-peasy! And busy moms need easy recipes, right? I feel ya…;0)
Go ahead and dig into a crunchy, fresh and homemade chicken salad that will wow your tastebuds — and all your family and friends! (Don’t you love meals that make people happy?)
Easy chicken salad recipe is below! Just print!
Easy Chicken Salad
- 1 pound boiled chicken shredded
- 1 cups celery diced
- 1 cup red grapes quartered
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- 1 1/2 cups mayo
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Mix mayo, mustard and chicken in large bowl with a spoon.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Refrigerate one hour before serving.