this Best-Ever Chicken Salad recipe is really the perfect go-to chicken salad for sandwiches or on top of a green salad. You could easily add crumbled bacon, or raisins, or cashews, or even mix in a little curry powder to the mayo. Of course, homemade mayo puts this salad over the top. But again, a good quality store-bought mayonnaise works perfectly well, too. 145% Loon Approved!
I love to roast chicken pieces ahead of time, but you can also easily purchase a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket and use that instead. Either way, this chicken salad is so tasty and can also be adjusted to fit your favorite tastes.
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3 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup seedless grapes, sliced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup toasted almond
romaine lettuce or boston lettuce
In a large salad bowl blend together chicken, celery, onions, salt, lemon juice, and grapes. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Just prior to serving add mayonnaise, oranges, and almonds, tossing gently to avoid breaking the oranges.
Serve on leaves of Romaine or Boston lettuce or scoop generously into a avocado half.
Serves 4 large portions or 8 smaller ones.