How to Make the Best Chicken Salad Recipe

Are you looking for the best chicken salad recipe? Are you wondering how to make chicken salad? It is really very simple!

There are many varieties of chicken salad that you can make. First, you need to decide what type you want to make. Next, you can look for a recipe and gather your ingredients. Once you learn the basic recipe you can go on from there to create your own variations.

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Here is a very simple recipe for chicken salad for sandwiches:

How to Make the Best Chicken Salad Recipe


2 cans white meat chicken (drained)
1/2 cup Miracle Whip
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
3 slices green onion, diced (optional)
salt and pepper to taste


Empty chicken into a large bowl. Flake apart with a fork. Next, combine with celery and onion. Add the Miracle Whip a little at a time until well combined. Add in Salt and Pepper to taste.

It doesn't get much easier than this! Now, for added variety to this basic recipe you can substitute canned chicken for real cooked chicken (shredded), about 2 cups. You can also add other items of your choice. Some ideas are: chopped apple, sliced red or green grapes, water chestnuts, use 1 can chicken and 1 can tuna vs 2 cans chicken, etc... The ideas are limited to your imagination and palette.

Now you can really change things up a bit and create very different versions of chicken salad. Take for example this:

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe


1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodle soup mix
1/2 package coleslaw blend (or 1/2 of a cabbage)
1 Rotisserie chicken -shredded
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup Light Asian Toasted Sesame dressing
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
handful of peanuts


Break the noodles into small pieces in a large bowl. Add the coleslaw (or cabbage) and chicken and onions. Mix ingredients together lightly.

Whisk the dressing and the peanut butter until combined. Add to salad and toss to coat. Top with peanuts.

Another style is Waldorf Chicken Salad which combines fruits and nuts into the chicken salad:

Waldorf Chicken Salad Recipe


2 cups Cooked & Cubed Chicken
1/2 cup Chopped Apple - I prefer gala or granny smith
1/2 cup Chopped Celery
2 Tbsp Raisins
1/4 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Salad Dressing

Shredded Carrot, if desired for garnish

Mix all ingredients until combined. Garnish with shredded carrots, if desired. Chill before serving.

Yet another type is Pasta Chicken Salad which includes some form of cooked pasta, chicken and generally vegetables and a dressing.

Basic Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe


3 Chicken Breasts
2 cups Rotini or Shell Pasta (cooked, rinsed and cooled)
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
8-10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
1/4 cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
1/4 Caesar Salad Dressing (more or less to taste and to coat salad)


Cook chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees or more. You can boil it, grill it, etc.. When chicken is done, allow to cool in refrigerator. Then, chop into small pieces.

Chop peppers and add to tomatoes in large bowl. Add chicken, pasta and feta to large bowl. Add Caesar salad dressing and mix well.

Refrigerate until needed.

So there you have it! Several simple version and instructions on How To Make Chicken Salad. You can also visit for more ideas and recipes.

How to Make the Best Chicken Salad Recipe

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