Chicken Salad (The BEST)

Okay, normally chicken salad is nothing to write home about, amiright?

But this one is our fave, and I wanted to share just in case you don't have a favorite recipe for chicken salad and you're looking for THE ONE.

Why is this one our fave? It combines savory & sweet. Chewy & crunchy. It has a ton of good stuff in it. And, you can customize it for yourself if you don't have the same ingredients on hand.

This makes a fairly large batch. Enough for several wraps and sandwiches, or crackers, however you like. I prefer mine on sourdough bread, while hubby likes his in a wrap. 

Keep in mind that besides the chicken, most ingredients listed below are optional, and added to taste. If you don't like mayo, then don't use it. Don't have bell peppers? Omit. It's easy peasy. Cook your chicken & flavor it with salt or a favorite seasoning and then chop it to bits. Throw it in a big mixing bowl, and have fun with the rest! 

  • 6 chicken tenders, cooked and then chopped in a food processor
  • mayo-I probably use 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • sweet relish, 1-3 tbsp
  • chopped purple or yellow onion, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 roasted green bell pepper
  • finely diced celery, about 1/4 cup
  • purple grapes, chopped in half- about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
  • dried cranberries-about 2 tbsp
  • chopped roasted pecans, about 1/4 cup
  • chopped green onion, 2 tbsp 
  • 1 can of water chestnuts, chopped 
  • yellow curry powder-to taste 

Can be served immediately (which I think you should definitely do!) or cover and chill in fridge for later.


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