> by Sabrina Snyder January 7, 2019
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Classic Chicken Salad is the PERFECT combo of seasoned chicken breast, creamy mayonnaise, lemon juice and crunchy celery, ready in just minutes!
We love great lunch and picnic options, and this recipe is perfect for a potluck or picnic along with other favorites like Macaroni Salad, Easy Cole Slaw (Coleslaw), and Best EVER Baked Beans!
CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD
Classic Chicken Salad is the perfect thing to serve for lunch, as a salad or over a bed of lettuce. Made with lean chicken in mayo and lemon with, celery and juice (plus if you want you can add crunchy nutty almonds), it’s the PERFECT dish to bring to a picnic or get-together.
You can add other fresh ingredients to this recipe like green onion, red onion, fresh dill, or avocado. This is a great recipe to make-ahead at the beginning of the week for go and grab lunches, and my go-to when we have a busy schedule ahead. You’ll never want to go back to store-bought again!
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ADD TO THIS CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE?
You can really add a lot of flavor to the dish depending on what you like. Here are a few suggestions that I’ve liked and tried.
HOW LONG DOES CHICKEN SALAD LAST?
Chicken salad will last refrigerated for 3-4 days, wrapped tightly with plastic wrap. Don’t leave it out at room temperature for more than two hours for food safety.
CAN CHICKEN SALAD WITH MAYO BE FROZEN?
I don’t recommend that you freeze chicken salad because the mayonnaise will separate when defrosting. You can freeze the cooked chicken, then just defrost it in the refrigerator the day before you want to make the salad, and add the other fresh ingredients the day of.
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HOW TO SERVE CHICKEN SALAD
Serve chicken salad as a sandwich, on top of tomato slices, or over greens. You can also have it as an afternoon snack with crackers, or serve with cut up celery and bell peppers, or on a lettuce wrap for a low carb option.
TIPS FOR MAKING CHICKEN SALAD
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