Chicken Salad Recipe

A refreshing and healthy chicken salad perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s packed with lean protein, fresh vegetables, and a zesty dressing. Ideal for a light meal or as a filling for sandwiches and wraps.


Ingredients

  • For the Chicken Salad:
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grapes, halved (optional for sweetness)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or walnuts (optional for crunch)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (can substitute with Greek yogurt for a healthier option)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional for garnish)
  • Optional Add-ins:
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta or blue cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, diced

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • If not already cooked, start by cooking the chicken breasts. Season them with salt and pepper, and cook them in a skillet over medium heat until fully cooked (about 7-8 minutes per side). Let the chicken cool and then shred or dice it.
  1. Mix the Salad:
  • In a large bowl, combine the shredded or diced chicken, celery, red onion, grapes, and nuts (if using).
  1. Prepare the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt), Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  1. Combine:
  • Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  1. Chill:
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  1. Serve:
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Serve the chicken salad on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, or in a wrap.

Enjoy your delicious and versatile chicken salad!

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