23 Best-Ever Chicken 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.  After cooking the chicken, the salad comes together in only about 15 minutes!

Best-Ever Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs chicken parts (bone-in, skin-on thighs and breasts work well) (You'll need about 4 cups)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved (red and green varieties are great)
  • 1 cup almonds, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt (start with 1/2 teaspoon, then add more, to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350�F
  2. Rub the olive oil all over the chicken pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165�F using an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool.  Remove the skin then pull the meat from the bones and roughly chop.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, grapes, almonds, celery, scallions, dll, & parsley.
  6. In a small-medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon, mustard, salt and pepper. 
  7. Add the mayo/mustard mixture to the chicken mixture and gently stir until well mixed.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.  
  9. Serve on a bed of greens with sliced tomatoes and avocado.  Or, serve on bread with green leaf lettuce.  Add more toppings to your taste!

Notes

Recipe source: howtofeedaloon
Tags: #easyrecipes #dinner #chickenrecipes #food #cooking #chicken #easy #recipes

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