Chicken Salad Recipe (Perfect for Sandwiches!) + Video
Chicken salad is the perfect food for a baby/wedding shower, light lunch or picnic in the park! Serve your creamy chicken salad on a croissant, in a salad or on its own!
It’s a classic side to any shower or party. This easy recipe has been used in our house for decades and is perfect for our broccoli salad and pasta salad recipes.
Grandma’s Easy Chicken Salad
This chicken salad recipe makes me nostalgic! It’s from my lovely grandma. She always makes a big batch of chicken salad for us when we come to her house. We will have fresh fruit and salad for lunch. so good!
Each ingredient complements each other and the mayo is delicious. The chicken was tender and well seasoned, and the celery and sliced almonds gave it the best crunch.
This recipe is really easy to make. Just like grandma, I like to mix up a big batch and eat it on a croissant for a weekday lunch, or at a party.
How to do it
You will need about 3 cups of chicken for this recipe. Feel free to cook your chicken however you want.
Chick. We like to roast chicken in the oven, but you can also use canned chicken. Sometimes, I even boil chicken breasts, cube them, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
dressing. Chop the chicken and celery and set aside while you make the dressing. Whip whipped cream in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix well.
Add chicken, celery, parsley, and almonds to the mayonnaise. Cover the chicken salad and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Best refrigerated.
tip: If you want to use something else, there are some mayo substitutes. Low-fat plain Greek yogurt, pesto, or sour cream.
Ingredient add-ons. There are many different versions of chicken salad out there. Here are some additional ingredient addition options to try:
- grape slices
- water chestnut
- green onion
- black pepper
- Curry powder
- chopped apples
Chicken Salad Sandwich
These sandwiches are popular at showers, family gatherings, and other large gatherings because they easily feed a crowd. And it can be made ahead of time!
Here are some of our favorite breads to pair with:
Freeze and serve
Can you freeze chicken salad? I don’t recommend freezing chicken salad, especially if you make it with mayo. Preferably fresh. But remember, it will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator! So if you need it, be sure to make it a few days in advance!
How much does it serve and how much does it make for the crowd? This recipe serves up to 8 people! If you’re doing double or triple for larger crowds or gatherings.Here is the party service guide
- 8-10 people – 1 batch
- 16-18 people – 2 batches
- 24-25 people – 3 batches
- 32-34 people – 4 batcahes
What to Serve with Chicken Salad? There are many ways to serve chicken salad. I love it as a savory roll, sliced bread, or a sandwich on a croissant. Fresh fruit or vegetables make a delicious side dish for chicken salad sandwiches.
If you want a low-carb option, try serving it with shredded lettuce as a salad.
I hope you like this recipe! This is definitely the one we love to make for showers and parties.
For more salads, check out:
Course Main Course, Salad
Calories 413 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 4 cooked chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 cups celery chopped
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tsp parsley chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Cut the chicken into small cubes. Celery is also chopped and set aside.
Season by whipping heavy whipping cream. Add lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix well.
Add chicken, celery, parsley and almonds. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.