The Best Chicken Salad You’ll Ever Make

Creating the best chicken salad is subjective, as people have different preferences. However, I can provide you with a delicious and versatile chicken salad recipe that you can customize to suit your taste. Here’s a classic recipe:


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • Fresh herbs like parsley or dill, chopped (optional)
  • Lettuce leaves or bread for serving


  1. In a large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), Dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  2. Add the shredded chicken to the dressing and toss until the chicken is well-coated.
  3. Fold in the chopped celery, red onion, dried cranberries (or grapes), and nuts (if using).
  4. If you like, add fresh herbs like parsley or dill for extra flavor.
  5. Refrigerate the chicken salad for at least 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors meld.
  6. Serve the chicken salad over a bed of lettuce leaves or as a sandwich filling. You can also enjoy it with crackers or on top of a slice of bread.

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite ingredients such as diced apples, avocado, or different herbs. Adjust the mayonnaise and yogurt/sour cream ratios based on your preference for a creamier or lighter texture. Enjoy your delicious homemade chicken salad!


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