Nicole's Tailgate Party Chicken Salad

Nicole's Tailgate Party Chicken Salad

Nicole M. 0

"I am asked for this recipe every time I make it! A sure hit for summer picnics, wedding luncheons, anytime! Easy to make and tastes great. Serve plain or on croissants."


8 h 20 m servings 533 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 39.8 g
  • 61%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 22.5 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 168 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 789 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, celery, almonds, croutons, Cheddar cheese and eggs. Mix in salad dressing until the ingredients are evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving for best flavor.
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  1. 12 Ratings


The addition of hard boiled eggs makes this an interesting chicken salad. This chicken salad works well as an appetizer dip/spread with sturdy crackers or as an entre because it is a great san...

I needed a great "stretchable" recipe for lunches this week as we're quite broke for a while. I had some shredded chicken I found in my deep freeze and this fit the bill using the little bits of...

I tweaked it a little to use what I had on hand... I shredded up one of those roasted chickens at the grocery store, used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 miracle whip. I crushed up the croutons, and used almo...

This salad has an identity crisis - it's as much a bread salad or egg salad as it is chicken salad. I prefer a true chicken salad without all the bread and eggs as fillers. The croutons made th...

This was a huge glob when I got done adding all the ingredients. I don't think the egg goes well. It tastes more like an egg salad. I don't think I will make again. Thanks anyway.

My son thinks that I make the best chicken salad around (he's biased) and I use mayo instead of miracle whip, NO CELERY and have never thought about the cheese or croutons. But I might very wel...

IMPORTANT: Be sure to use SMALL croûtons - if you use big ones, the croûtons will overtake the chicken in the salad.

Great recipe! I used shredded fryed chicken. Next time I am going to try cashews instead.

I had everything in the house but the almonds so substituted walnuts. The recipe was great and next time I'll use the almonds. My husband loved it and said to use this recipe all the time.