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Chicken Salad Recipe

This version is for a basic chicken salad that can be easily customized to your taste. For salad lovers, this dish is a must-try!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 568 kcal


  • 1 Grill


  • 4 pound chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Nuts optional
  • Olives optional
  • Bell peppers optional
  • Grapes optional
  • Dried Fruits optional
  • Lettuce optional


  • Cook the chicken breasts on the grill or in the oven. Once they are cooked through, let them cool before chopping them into small pieces. (Optionally, you can poach the chicken for a different taste)
  • In a large bowl, mix the chicken, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • You can add additional ingredients such as grapes, celery, nuts, olives, bell peppers, or dried fruit.
  • Refrigerate the chicken salad for at least an hour before serving.



    Serving Suggestions

    • Sandwich - Stuff the chicken salad into a pita pocket or between two slices of bread.
    • Salad - Serve the chicken salad over a bed of lettuce or greens.
    • Nachos - Top tortilla chips with the chicken salad for a fun and easy snack.
    • Fruit Salad - Add the chicken salad to your favorite fruit salad for a complete meal.
    • Stuffed Tomato - Hollow out a tomato and fill it with the chicken salad for a healthy and tasty option.

    Storing Suggestions

    Chicken salad will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. If you are planning on keeping it for longer than that, it is best to freeze it. To freeze the chicken salad, place the chicken salad in a freezer-safe container and make sure to leave some headspace at the top. When you are ready to eat it, thaw it in the fridge overnight, and then enjoy!


    Calories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 77gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 563mgPotassium: 1347mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword chicken salad
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