Classic Chicken Salad Recipe

One of my favorite, quick and easy, go-to meals is Classic Chicken Salad.  

The finished chicken salad on a croissant on a blue plate with the title above.

I think it's because it's one of those recipes that you usually have all the ingredients on hand.  It's not super fussy to prepare, and everyone loves it!  Recently I took my recipe for Classic Chicken Salad Recipe to a ladies even for my church and so many of the requested this recipe that I decided to put it on my blog!  I know you're gonna love it so...

Let's Get Started!

For this Classic Chicken Salad Recipe you will need a few simple ingredients:

The ingredients needed to make the Classic Chicken Salad Recipe.

  • 2 cups Chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup+ Mayonnaise 
  • 2 Tbsp+ Sweet Pickle Relish 
  • 3 Stalks of Celery, finely diced
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


First things first you must cook and shred your chicken.

Shredded chicken in a bowl.
There are various was you can do this.

  1. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes at 325.  
  2. Boil in Chicken Broth for 20 minutes, drain and shred.
  3. Cook in Crockpot with chicken broth on HIGH for 4-6 hours.
  4. Cook in Instant Pot with 1 cup chicken broth for 10 minutes fresh, 30 minutes frozen.  

Diced celery and onion on a cutting board.

While your chicken is cooking, dice your vegetables.

The shredded chicken, celery, and onion in a mixing bowl.

Combine the cooked chicken and vegetables in a large mixing bowl.

Pickle relish added to the mixing bowl.

Add the sweet pickle relish.

Mayonnaise being added to the bowl.

Add the Mayonnaise.

The chicken, celery, onion, relish, and mayonnaise mixed together in a bowl.

Stir everything together.


Salt being added to che chicken salad. Season with salt and...

Pepper being added to the chicken salad.

pepper.

The finished Classic Chicken Salad Recipe

Give it all another stir, taste and make any adjustments you feel it needs.  If you want more mayo, add it.  If you want more relish flavor, add it.  More salt or pepper, add it.  Get the Classic Chicken Salad just how you like it.

Once everything is perfect cover and place in the refrigerator for chill for AT LEAST 1 hour.

The finished Classic Salad Recipe on a croissant on a blue plate.

And there you have it!  A Classic Chicken Salad Recipe that everyone is sure to enjoy!  I love serving mine on croissants, or for a low carb option, or in a lettuce wrap!  No matter how you serve it, this Classic Chicken Salad Recipe is delicious so get in the kitchen and give it a try TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~



Yield: 4 cups
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Classic Chicken Salad Recipe

A classic chicken salad recipe uses a few simple ingredients to create a cold, creamy salad filling for the perfect homemade chicken salad.
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 30 M

ingredients:

  • 2 cups Chicken, cooked and shredded*
  • 1 cup+ Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp+ Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 3 Stalks of Celery, finely diced
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

instructions:

How to cook Classic Chicken Salad Recipe

  1. In a mixing bowl combine the chicken, celery, onion, relish, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. 
  2. Taste for Seasoning and make any adjustments you like.
  3. Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour. 
  4. Serve and enjoy!

NOTES:

Various Cooking Methods for Chicken:

Season with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes at 325.
Boil in Chicken Broth for 20 minutes, drain and shred.
Cook in Crockpot with chicken broth on HIGH for 4-6 hours.
Cook in Instant Pot with 1 cup chicken broth for 10 minutes fresh, 30 minutes frozen.
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