Basic Chicken Salad

Basic Chicken Salad


"This is a family favorite. I like to use baked thighs or breasts that have been sprinkled with basil or rosemary."


10 m servings 779 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 779 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 63.1 g
  • 97%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 44.3 g
  • 89%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place almonds in a frying pan. Toast over medium-high heat, shaking frequently. Watch carefully, as they burn easily.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pepper. Toss with chicken, almonds, and celery.
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  1. 458 Ratings


This is great chicken salad. It's simple, but with lots of flavor. I make it all the time when it's too hot to cook. I just bake the chicken or boil it in broth, then dice it up. I've made it wi...

Good basic. I added fresh pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, a little dijon, and crushed pecans instead of almonds for a richer chicken salad.

Exactly what the name implies. Great and simple. I didn't use the almonds because we didn't have any. I did add just a little sprinkle of garlic powder and some sweet pickle was d...

I love this recipe. So does my whole family. It is a great starter recipe. You can make it as is or you can add or take out the things you like or dislike. I love the slivered almonds in mine. I...

This is a great basic recipe. It was a little bland until I added some extra spices like garlic powder and onion powder, but I guess that's why it's called "basic." This recipe calls for a LOT o...

I don't always have the lemon juice on hand, so I omit it. I also toast the almonds in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 which gives them a lot more flavor. We love onions so I also add a s...

Delicious chicken salad! I love the nice hint of lemon flavor. I didn't have almonds on hand. I used 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp. each of salt and pepper. I added a little bit of ...

This is exactly what I remember growing up with as a child. Exactly how my mom made it. Delicious! With chicken salad, the simplest recipes are the best. Don't use FF mayo, use light if you abso...

Quick and easy. I always have cooked chicken cut up and frozen just for this dish. Will use it alot in the summer months. I also like to add a Tablespoon or so of sweet relish to it.