Easy Chicken Salad

Easy Chicken Salad

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Take leftover chicken to new heights with a few simple ingredients. This easy chicken salad recipe is great for quick lunches any time of the year.

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Sometimes I’m smart and make extra servings of our dinner. That way I have ingredients on hand the next day for a quick and easy lunch.

This Easy Chicken Salad recipe is a perfect use for any extra chicken you might have tucked away in the fridge. Whether you’re using leftover rotisserie chicken or extra oven-baked chicken breasts, you can have lunch ready in minutes. Just throw together a few ingredients, stir, and enjoy!

What You’ll Need to Make Easy Chicken Salad

  • Cooked Chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Apple
  • Red Onion
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Large Bowl
Easy Chicken Salad Ingredients

Tips

  • You can serve this chicken salad on bread as a sandwich or serve it in lettuce cups or on top of a tossed salad.
  • If you serve this over a salad, I suggest dressing the salad very simply so there is no competition with the flavor of the chicken salad. A drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon should be more than enough.
  • This chicken salad recipe can be prepared ahead of time. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. I do not recommend freezing it, though.
  • You can make this chicken salad Whole30 compliant by using a sugar-free mayonnaise, such as Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil Mayo or Chosen Foods Mayo.

Easy Chicken Salad

Take leftover chicken to new heights with a few simple ingredients. This easy chicken salad recipe is great for quick lunches any time of the year.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, whole30

Equipment

  • Large Bowl

Ingredients

  • Cups Cooked Chicken, Shredded or Cubed About 2 Breasts
  • ½ Cup Diced Apple About ½ of a Small Apple
  • ¼ Cup Diced Red Onion
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise Use Sugar-Free if Doing a Whole30
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Pepper, To Taste

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients, except for the salt and pepper, to a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

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