Classic Chicken Salad That’s Easy!

Classic Chicken Salad is Dressed Up in this Recipe!

“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?


easy chicken salad recipe in a red bowl

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?


Boiled chicken

This needs to be shredded for the right texture.

1 cup celery

Dice up celery for the perfect size!

1 cup red grapes quartered

You can use black, seedless grapes as well.

1 cup walnuts chopped

Pecans is a great option as well.

1 1/2 cups mayo

Add more if desired.

1/2 teaspoons salt

This is based on your taste.

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

We prefer freshly ground.

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

Or try dijon.

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Freshly squeezed is best!

easy chicken salad

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)

easy chicken salad recipe

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!

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easy chicken salad recipe

Easy Chicken Salad

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

An easy, crunchy chicken salad that wows the tastebuds with it's perfect blend of ingredients! It's crunchy, sweet and toasty -- the perfect combo for a perfect 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


  1. Mix mayo, mustard and chicken in large bowl with a spoon.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Refrigerate one hour before serving.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 693Total Fat: 64gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 51gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 622mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 22g

Nutrition values are estimates only, and are provided only as a courtesy.

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