How Much Chicken Salad Should You Prepare Per Person?

The amount of chicken salad needed per serving ranges from 2 to 12 ounces, depending on how it is served. For sandwiches or small wraps, it takes 4 to 6 ounces of chicken salad. When chicken salad is served alone, plan for 6 to 12 ounces per serving.

There are several ways to stretch chicken salad. Adding additional components, such as celery, onions, grapes, mandarin oranges, raisins or nuts to the salad increases the volume without sacrificing flavor. Adding sliced, fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers or onions to chicken salad sandwiches enhances the flavor while using less chicken salad. Using a pre-measured scoop when preparing sandwiches and plates also helps control the serving amount.