Chicken Salad
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Basic chicken salad recipe to fit everyone's taste for a quick easy meal.
Recipe type: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 3 cups cooked chicken (1 lb chicken) 6 servings
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon celery salt or celery seed
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • *optional: add mustard or dry mustard
Optional serving sizes
  • 1 ½ cups chicken+1/4 cup mayo = 4 servings
  • 1 cup chicken+1-2 tablespoons mayo = 2 servings
  1. Cut or shred chicken into small pieces.
  2. If shredding chicken it's best to do that while the chicken is warm, but allow any chicken to cool completely before mixing with mayo.
  3. Mix the chicken with mayo first (this prevents the chicken salad from becoming watery as it sits if you are not eating it immediately)
  4. Next, add in the celery, celery salt/seed, and add some additional salt if desired and black pepper to taste.
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