Easy Chicken Salad Recipe



This chicken salad recipe is super easy and basic. You can eat this using just the base recipe, or you can add some of the extras that I've written down. I personally love to eat this plain, I know I'm kind of boring, but sometimes I get lazy and want something that is super easy to make. This chicken salad is meant to be a little more sweet than savory, so if you want something more savory or with more spice, this recipe is probably not for you.


I started by cooking my chicken. I used chicken thighs, and I baked them. I usually add some seasonings, like garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Sometimes I don’t add anything. Because of all the other flavors in the chicken salad, you don’t really taste the seasoning you put on the chicken, so if you are feeling a little lazy, it is okay to not season the chicken. I use a rotisserie chicken sometimes too, that makes it a lot easier. While my chicken is baking, I chop up my celery and green onions, and cut my red grapes in half. I add all of my chopped ingredients into a bowl, then I shred my chicken thighs. Once I finished shredding my chicken, I added it to the other ingredients. Then I measured out the sour cream and mayonnaise and added it to the bowl with all the other ingredients. I mixed everything together until it was well combined. I like to use my chicken salad to make a sandwich, make a salad, or just eat it by itself.



Extras To Add/Replacements

Parsley- Parsley adds a clean,earthy,peppery flavor.

Nuts- Nuts add a nice crunch and extra bit of flavor. You can use almonds, walnuts, and pecans. Toasting them brings out the flavor even more.

Greek Yogurt- You can use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I’ve used both, and I think they both taste great.

Red Onion- Adding some red onion will give the chicken salad a little bit of spice and crunch.

Dried Cranberries- If you like dried cranberries, then you’ll love them in a chicken salad. They add a nice chewy texture, and some extra sweetness.


Seasonings For The Chicken

Salt

Pepper

Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

Dill

Oregano


How To Eat It

Salad- You can make even more of a salad by adding the chicken salad mixture to some romaine, iceberg, or arugula. I personally think this is one of the best ways to serve it.

Sandwich- Make a sandwich out of your chicken salad by using some good quality bread, some lettuce, and whatever else you’d like to add.

By itself- This chicken salad is amazing by itself if that is what you prefer.





Ingredients


6 sticks of celery, chopped

2 cups red grapes, cut in half

1 bunch chopped green onions

5 skinless chicken thighs or about 2-3 cups of chicken, shredded

1 cup sour cream

½ cup mayonnaise


Instructions


  1. Start by cooking your chicken or pulling the meat off of a rotisserie chicken.

  2. Chop the celery, grapes, and green onions.

  3. In a large bowl add the chicken, grapes, green onions, celery, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Mix the ingredients together until everything is evenly covered.

  4. Serve it in a sandwich, in a salad, or eat it by itself.