The Best Chicken Salad Ever Recipe -
The Best Chicken Salad Ever Recipe
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The Best Chicken Salad Ever

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"This is the best chicken salad I have ever had in my life and it is so simple to make."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a food processor, combine the chicken, creamy salad dressing, cole slaw dressing, celery, onion, and salt and pepper. Mix until well chopped.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2004

Okay, let me first say that I was skeptical about this recipe-- especially about the puree part, since I'm used to chunky chicken salad. I also thought there wouldn't be enough dressing for the amount of chicken, but I was very wrong on both counts. I boiled the breasts for about 20 minutes to cook, and combined Miracle Whip with T. Marzetti's original slaw dressing. I added the onions and celery, then shredded the cooked breasts and added those. I didn't feel like it needed salt or pepper, so I threw everything into the food processor, chopped it up, and ended up with a baby food-type mush with a slight crunch. I put together 5 sandwiches, threw them in a cooler for a road-trip my boyfriend and I were taking, and all five were gone within an hour. They were so easy and so delicious, and I will never buy chicken salad again. I didn't even need to tweak anything! Throw away your skepticisms and try this recipe-- it's perfect as is.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2010

This could have been very good, but the onion was overwhelming and I like onion! Use much less and add some walnuts or pecans and red grapes.

Jun 06, 2005

This IS really delicious!!! I'm a big Miracle Whip fan so I liked the fact that this calls for salad dressing which is why I gave it a try. I have never tried cole slaw dressing and didn't even know they made such an item but I found it in my local shoprite. It added a wonderful flavor!! As another reviewer, I did not "puree" this in a food processor but left it chunky. Yummy recipe! Thanks!

May 12, 2005

I love this basic recipe. Do yourself a favor and make the coleslaw dressing..., I used Vegenaise (just like mayonnaise) in place of the creamy dressing, added a 1/2 cup of cashews. I fifn't use a food processor because I think it breaks it down too much, just diced into small pieces. This can also be made into a delicious sandwich by adding bacon strips, sliced avocado and provolone or swiss cheese. We couldn't stop eating it!

Jun 27, 2004

This is a great easy recipe. So great in fact I made it 3 days in a row. (I liked it). Good on toast and on soft bread. Must add on to my review. I have made this so many times since I first reviewed. I use a pineapple coleslaw dressing called Jimmy's. It is awesome. I also recommend serving on croisants as well. I did that for a bridal shower. Everyone raved.

Mar 23, 2003

This is indeed the best chicken salad I've ever made. I served this at my son's birthday party. The kids actually ate it. Many parents have since asked for the recipe.

Mar 23, 2003

Excellent chicken salad...has a great texture and a sweet-tangy flavor. I've made it using low fat salad dressing and cole slaw dressing, and it's wonderful! Highly recommend!

Jan 06, 2005

This is very good. I used mayonaise and the coleslaw dressing. I like that I can process it to what ever consistency I like. I have made this several times and it's a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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