What Is an Easy Chicken Salad Recipe?


To prepare an easy chicken salad, combine diced chicken with celery, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, scallions, dill, lemon juice and salt and black pepper. Serve immediately, or seal tightly and chill in the refrigerator.

Easy Chicken Salad

Classic chicken salad is quick and easy to make and can be served as a sandwich or over a bed of greens. This recipe can easily be modified, and halved seedless grapes, toasted pecans or dried cranberries make excellent additions. For a sandwich, use rolls, French bread or sourdough slices and consider topping with creamy blue cheese. For an even quicker option, dice a whole roasted chicken.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: None

Ready In: 30 min.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh dill, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  1. Cook the chicken
  2. If the chicken is not already prepared, boil 3 lbs. of chicken breast halves in 6 cups of chicken broth or water. Allow the chicken to cool before dicing.

  3. Mix the ingredients together
  4. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, scallions, dill and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve on a bed of greens or on bread for a sandwich.

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