Easy Classic Chicken Salad

I have adapted this easy classic chicken salad recipe by using a supermarket rotisserie chicken. I do this to save time and eliminate extra fuss. With our busy and hectic lifestyle, a working mom or dad needs to save as much time as they can. This simple recipe is not complex and it can be made in a matter of minutes. Try this salad recipe over greens or put it on rolls for sandwiches.

Easy Classic Chicken Salad

\"roast Chicken\"

Serves 6

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon
5 cups shredded roast chicken, at room temperature
2 celery ribs, chopped fine
2 scallions, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or tarragon leaves
Salt and ground pepper

1. Whisk the mayonnaise and lemon juice together in a large bowl until smooth.
2. Stir in the chicken, celery, scallions, and parsley.
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Classic chicken salad normally consists of tender breast meat pulled apart by hand, rather than cut with a knife. The mayonnaise is the ingredient that holds the breast meat together. Celery is used for texture while parsley and tarragon are added for flavor. Lemon juice is added for freshness. You can make the salad from leftover roast or poached chicken. Roasting the chicken is the best chicken to use for this recipe. Chicken salad made from roasted chicken gave forth more complex flavors and provided meat that was more moist and satisfying.

Remember, whether you're buying a whole chicken, chicken parts, or ground chicken, the key is to choose a reliable brand (such as Perdue or Pilgrims Pride) and inspect the package carefully. I hope you enjoy this easy classic chicken salad recipe. Be sure to visit our web site for more easy chicken recipes and other wonderful food creation ideas and practical cooking tips.

Easy Classic Chicken Salad

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