Quick and Easy Chicken Salad
Recipe by Amy Tran

Chicken salad is a quick and easy snack, appetizer, or meal. I usually make it with leftover chicken, but it is equally as good (and much faster) with a store bought rotisserie chicken.

It can be served with crackers, fresh veggies (celery sticks, sliced cucumber, and bell pepper slices to name a few), on lettuce cups, or on a salad.

Grab your favorite mayo (find my favorite mayo recipe here), shredded chicken, the rest of the ingredients, and go!


½ cup homemade mayo or your favorite mayonnaise (I like Chosen Foods 100% Avocado Oil Mayo if I’m not making my own)
1 teaspoon of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
Juice from ½ large lemon
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 pound shredded cooked chicken (skin and bones removed)
2 stalks of celery, finely diced
1 small granny smith apple, cored and chopped into ½ inch dice
¼ cup grapes, halved lengthwise

In a medium-sized bowl, add mayonnaise, salt, pepper, celery seed, and mustard. Mix to combine, and taste for additional salt or pepper.
In a separate larger bowl, add diced apple and squeeze fresh lemon over to keep apples from turning brown. Add the red onion, parsley, celery, cooked chicken, and grapes.
Add the mayonnaise and mix to combine.

Other Add-ins I Love:
Toasted slivered almonds or chopped pecans
Dried fruit (jumbo golden raisins or cranberries)
1 teaspoon curry powder
Halved cherry tomatoes

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