chicken recipes

Chicken salad recipe



2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Optional: 1/4 cup dried cranberries or grapes, halved


Prepare the Chicken:

If you don’t have pre-cooked chicken, cook chicken breasts in boiling water for about 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked. Let it cool before shredding or dicing.


Mix the Dressing:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Mix well until smooth.

Add the Vegetables:

Add the chopped celery, red onion, and parsley to the dressing. Stir to combine.

Combine Everything:

Add the shredded or diced chicken to the bowl and mix until the chicken is evenly coated with the dressing.


Add salt and pepper to taste. If desired, mix in chopped nuts and dried cranberries or grapes.


Cover the chicken salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.


Serve the chicken salad on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, or with crackers.

Enjoy your homemade chicken salad!