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Classic Chicken Salad

The simple flavor of cooked chicken is elevated with a medley of zesty, tangy, briny, and fresh flavors!
Classic Chicken Salad

Timeless and classic, chicken salad is a must-have recipe for everyone. The simple flavor of cooked chicken is elevated with a creamy dressing made with mayo, crisp celery, vibrant green onions, and the zesty tang of whole grain mustard. With a satisfying crunch from pickles, a fresh burst of dill, and briny capers, this salad can be made into the best chicken sandwiches ever!

Classic Chicken Salad

What’s In Classic Chicken Salad?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Cooked and chopped skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Mayonnaise
  • Celery
  • Green onions
  • Whole grain mustard
  • Pickles
  • Capers
  • Fresh dill

Classic Chicken Salad

How Do I Make A Classic Chicken Salad For Sandwiches?

This recipe is so easy, you will want to make it again and again!

In a large bowl, combine the chopped cooked chicken, mayo, chopped celery, sliced green onions, whole grain mustard, chopped pickles, capers, and chopped fresh dill. Use as filling for sandwiches.

Can Chicken Salad Be Frozen?

Yes! In fact, I try to always have some in the freezer for those days when I don’t have time to cook. You can keep it in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge, or for up to 4 months in the freezer.

What Kind of Bread To Use For Chicken Salad Sandwiches?

You can use:

  • Sliced white bread
  • Sliced whole wheat bread
  • Demi baguettes
  • Brioche buns
  • Croissants
  • Focaccia
  • Dinner rolls for mini sandwiches!

Classic Chicken Salad

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    Classic Chicken Salad

    Classic Chicken Salad

    The simple flavor of cooked chicken is elevated with a medley of zesty, tangy, briny, and fresh flavors!
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    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 207kcal

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tsp whole grain mustard (or Dijon)
    • ¼ cup celery choppe
    • 2 green onions thinly sliced
    • 2 green onions thinly sliced
    • 2 tbsp dill pickles chopped
    • 1 tbsp capers drained
    • 1 tsp fresh dill chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • In a large bowl, combine the chopped cooked chicken, mayo, chopped celery, sliced green onions, whole grain mustard, chopped pickles, capers, and chopped fresh dill. Use as filling for sandwiches.

    Notes

    • Chop all ingredients roughly the same size for a uniform salad.
    • Don’t forget to season the salad with salt and pepper.
    • If you want a lower calorie salad, use Greek yogurt instead of mayo, or a combination of both.
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    Nutrition

    Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g

    Classic Chicken Salad

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