Quick and Easy Chicken Salad

nceasyChickSalnmI originally saw this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it out! It’s from Real Mom Kitchen, and it’s a very quick and easy–as well as tasty–chicken salad that’s perfect for brunch, lunch, tea time, bridal and baby showers, and other gatherings. I added a little more green onion to mine and thought it would be good with some finely chopped almonds mixed in. I really liked this chicken salad! In addition to the green onion, it has red grapes, celery, and diced apple–a great mix of flavors with a slightly crunchy texture that’s just right.

If you’re making this chicken salad for lunch, it’s great served on a croissant, wheat bun, or whole grain bread…if you’re making this for a party or get-together, try serving it on mini-croissants. Or, you may just want to serve a big scoop of it on a bed of lettuce…

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…and sprinkle some sliced almonds on top! Yum!

QUICK AND EASY CHICKEN SALAD slightly adapted from Real Mom Kitchen

Makes 4 to 6 servings

  • 2 (12.5-ounce) cans of chicken (or 3 cups finely diced or shredded cooked chicken–rotisserie chicken would be good in this!)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 to 2 green onions, finely diced (I used 2)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced apple (I used a Pink Lady apple and thought that worked well with all the other flavors)
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped almonds, optional (you can also use pecans, walnuts, or cashews)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Add finely diced or shredded chicken (my canned chicken shredded really easily with a fork) in a  medium to large bowl. Then add the mayonnaise, halved grapes, diced green onion(s), celery, apple, and finely chopped nuts if desired, blending all ingredients well. Add salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

Serve on croissants, wheat rolls, or bread…or serve a big scoop on lettuce, sprinkled with some sliced almonds (or coarsely chopped pecans, walnuts, or cashews).

I love how easy this is to make and it tastes so good! Do you have a favorite chicken salad recipe?

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10 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Chicken Salad

  1. Michelle

    Wow!! You always have the best recipes and pictures! This just looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. I am thinking I would add some diced up dried cranberries instead of the grapes.. I could see trying all sorts of different things in here! Thank you for sharing

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      Thanks so much Michelle! 🙂 I bet the dried cranberries would be great in this, too! You’re right, this is a recipe where you can add or substitute different things and make it your own!

      Reply
  2. Melody Keller

    I had been wanting a really good chicken salad similar to one I had a long time ago. This sounds alot like that one recipe. I can’t wait to make it. Thanks so much.

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      It should make 4 to 6 servings, depending on how much you like to put on your sandwiches. Thanks for asking, Ashley, and I’ll add that to the recipe!

      Reply
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