My Favorite Chicken Salad

My Favorite Chicken Salad


"I'm a huge fan of chicken salad and have tried so many different variations over the years, but this one is by far my favorite. Simple, refreshing flavors and great texture make it wonderful on a sandwich or just served over a bed of lettuce!"
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1 h 15 m servings 288 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. Stir chicken, celery, pecans, mayonnaise, yellow onion, relish, mustard, pepper, dill, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and paprika in a bowl until well combined. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.


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  1. 52 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Thank you for not having fruit in the recipe. When are people going to realize that in a real chicken, grapes have no place.

Most helpful critical review

Dry and dill was strong. Hubby said no need to make again.

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Thank you for not having fruit in the recipe. When are people going to realize that in a real chicken, grapes have no place.

If you are trying to make something different this is good one!

I thought this was a fresh, basic chicken salad. Really good! I didn't have any relish so I was worried about that. But I think that's why it had a simple flavor and I kinda liked that for a cha...

Very good. Poached the chicken with 1 bay leaf, a few pieces of whole black pepper, and one crushed garlic clove, about 12 mins. Chopped very fine. Omitted relish, out of sugar so omitted sugar ...

Great - cut down the amount of pepper. Took camping and ate on hamburger buns!

I did that whole paleo thing where you make 5 pounds of shredded chicken to use the whole week... I needed a way to use ALL of that chicken ;)! I did not have pecans or a lemon. I chopped a dil...

I left out the pecans, celery and sugar, but this was still a really good chicken salad. I also substituted lemon pepper for lemon juice and cut the mayo (miracle whip) by a 1/3. I'll be using...

This recipe is very good but I will probably cut the ground pepper in half next time. It really overpowered the sandwich. Otherwise, it was delicious and I will definitely make again!

I omitted the pecans, onions and instead of dill, I used dill relish, instead of celery I used celery seed. It was a big hit with my 4 very picky kids. They loved it! I know, I know... everyone ...

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