Ultimate Chicken Salad Recipe: This Zesty Chicken Salad Recipe Makes the Best Sandwich or Salad Topper by Jennifer Young

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23 days ago
Ultimate Chicken Salad Recipe: This Zesty Chicken Salad Recipe Makes the Best Sandwich or Salad Topper

There's just something about chicken salad that satisfies. Whether you serve it in a sandwich or on top of a vegetable salad, it makes a perfect lunch or dinner. This easy chicken salad recipe includes ranch, Dijon and hot sauce to really kick the flavor up a notch. Your taste buds won't know what hit them!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 to 2


  • 1 cup pulled or diced chicken breast, cooked (rotisserie chicken works well for this) 
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 teaspoons light mayo
  • 2 teaspoons ranch dressing
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salad

  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 1/2 diced avocado (or any other veggies you like)

Here's how you make it:

  1. Mix chicken, onion, celery, mayo, ranch dressing, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix salad greens, veggies and avocado.
  3. Put the chicken salad over greens, or onto the bread of your choice.
  4. If making a salad, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on top.

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Donna John
This sounds really good, @jfoyohealth. Love that you put hot sauce in your chicken salad. Going to try this one soon!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is an awesome recipe. I love chicken salad, especially one as flavorful as this!

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