Everyone should have a favorite go-to chicken salad recipe. If you don’t, use this one. It’s the greatest in the world. I thought I’d posted this ages ago, but when my sister went looking for it there was nary a chicken salad recipe to be found. So here it is. Depending on how I’m feeling, I sometimes add a dollop of Dijon to this recipe as well. When making it for a large crowd, I do the whole thing and add the almonds last. Then I separate half of the recipe out and don’t put nuts in it. You know, to be kind to the anti-nut or allergy oppressed people. This stuff is great served on sandwiches, crackers, open-faced as a crostini or just piled on a big bed of spinach or lettuce. You can use it for appetizers at a party, a nice tea sandwich or for a light summer dinner! Enjoy!
Greatest Chicken Salad Ever
2 (10 ounce) cans chicken chunks, drained (if you have extra cooked chicken that need to be used, by all means go for the fresh stuff!)
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
- Mix together chicken, grapes, nuts, celery, cranberries, and mayo. Chill.
16 thoughts on “Greatest Chicken Salad Ever”
If you cook up some chicken breasts with tarragon, they can add a nice different little flavor to the mix, too. My version is very similar, though I use walnuts instead of almonds and tend to forget about the celery. Never tried grapes, that sounds good!
I’ll have to give this a whirl sometime soon.
Hi there Bakerlady. I notice you haven’t posted in a while… I hope everything is ok with you and yours. Or did I miss a post about you moving your blog? If so, can you fill me in? Thank you.
Love this recipe! I usually treat myself to a similar version at Wholefoods, but this is way more cost efficient. Thank you so much!
You are very welcome! It is my go to recipe for tea parties, baby showers and ladies lunches! I love it!
Thank you so much for the recipe!
Although I am not a fan of chicken salad, I had people asking me how to make it throughout the party! This will be my go-to recipe now for events. Thanks again 🙂
Glad you have a great staple chicken salad recipe now. I love when people ask for recipes. 🙂
I toast the almonds and also add a chopped granny smith apple.
Sounds like great additions.
I do a chicken salad similiar to this using fat free plain greek yogurt instead of mayo….extra protein and low in fat 🙂
I’ll have to try that. I love greek yogurt.
Mine is similar except I use 1 tbs sugar and 3 tbs milk; beat mayo, sugar and milk together…yummmm!
An addition of rice is super good. Plus, makes it go a loong way!
I’ve never heard of rice in a chicken salad before. Interesting!
I am glad you are back on line again. I hope you are well.
I’m glad too Linda. I went to take pics of a recipe this week and cannot find my camera battery charger. Yeah…little hint that it’s been way too long since I blogged anything new! New one ordered and should be arriving tomorrow then I’ll be back in business! 🙂