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Chicken salad is a wonderful, summer sandwich spread to have on hand or make it anytime and it will become a favorite.

Best Chicken Salad

Chicken salad sandwiches are a favorite with my family.  They love them.   I usually have something in the fridge for sandwiches year around. We like sandwiches with soup in winter and with chips in summer for lunch.  Chicken salad is a great way to use up any left over chicken.  I think this recipe will become one of your favorite ways to use chicken.  This recipe could be doubled for a crowd or cut in half.

Chicken salad is easy and delicious.

2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
3 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 large egg, boiled and chopped
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish (can use dill pickle relish)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup red seedless grapes, cut in half lengthwise (can use the green grapes, too)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 small apple,  chopped (optional)                   
In a bowl, combine the chicken, onion, celery and egg.  Stir to blend.  Add the relish and remaining ingredients, stir well.  Makes about 5 or 6 sandwiches. Enjoy!
Best Chicken Salad
Be sure to try these great salad recipes, too: 
 Corn Salad
Egg Salad
Fruit Salad
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  1. Cecelia L Westrich says:

    This is a wonderful chicken salad that I have made exactly like this for many years. I’m so please to see it here. One thing I would like to mention though. I have a friend who also uses this recipe for her chicken salad (thanks to me!) and recently she mentioned that she added a couple of tablespoons of sour cream to hers. I haven’t done that but I might someday.5 stars

  2. This is a great recipe !!

    • This is absolutely delicious. I have to admit I’m one of those “weirdos” who doesn’t like crunchies in my chicken salad, no onions or celery for me!! But I make this for my husband, with crunchies and a little on the side for me, no crunchies. It’s so good on fresh Sunbeam bread.

  3. Judy, love your chicken salad recipe. I put a twist by adding a small amount of smoked paprika, just to see what it would do and it is delish.
    Thank you so much. We intend to enjoy it at to nights meal.

  4. would this work well with canned chicken?

  5. was wondering if replacing the onion with green onion and the celery for celery seed would hurt the recipe much?

  6. JoAnne Frew says:

    I make a similar recipe without onions…gonna try um! I also add a Tablespoon or 2 of cool whip.

  7. Pat VanBoskerck says:

    This is my granddaughter and my favorite chicken salad. Have not put apples in it tho. Will have to do that. If I have that bought chicken salad, I’ll add grapes and nuts to it.

    • Cecelia L Westrich says:

      Apples are wonderful in it, Pat. This is the chicken salad I have made for years. Slice apples small and leave skins on if you like. I like to use a combination of Granny Smith and a red apple for color interest.

  8. Looks so yummy and inviting Judy!!!! Love the addition of grapes, what a wonderful balance in flavors all through the salad. Bookmarked! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. Margaret Cloud says:

    This looks good and I never thought of putting egg in my chicken salad. I like the way you made it and am going to try it.

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