Spring is hopefully around the corner and a perfect time to pack a picnic with chicken salad as the star of the show! I love chicken salad, so simple, so easy and so good! I have so many variations that I adore but my go to is Classic Chicken Salad. How you prefer the ingredients of chicken salad, I find is a bit personal for many as the preferences and ingredients are endless. Try toasted almonds, sliced grapes, green onion, boiled eggs, pineapple and bell pepper. Dabble with a variety of seasonings, tarragon, salt and pepper to taste, red pepper flakes for a bit of spice? Serve solo, in a wrap, lettuce leaf or your favorite bread. Topped with bacon, sliced tomato, sliced avocado…yum!! Enjoy!
Classic Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, shredded
½ cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or 12to taste
1. Combine chicken, mayonnaise, onion and celery in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled.
~ Chicken salad is the perfect recipe for leftover chicken.
~Substitute one part plain Greek yogurt to one part mayonnaise to lighten up a bit.
~The measurements are a preference as you may like more or less mayonnaise and vegetables.