Simple, refreshing flavors and great texture make it wonderful on a sandwich or just served over a bed of lettuce! -Steve. Again, thanks for all the great recipes. This in my opinion is the best basic chicken salad recipe! 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked chicken (diced) I do appreciate you sharing your comments and thank you for stopping by today. Mix salad dressing, mustard, lemon juice, salt ... blending of all ingredients. Old Fashioned Chicken Salad. ... We use sweet bell pepper relish to add a little zing to this recipe, but feel free to use sweet pickle relish or a dill pickle relish. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. Reason is, the mayo breaks down once it begins to thaw. The Chicken Salad sandwich would be served on toasted bread with a scoop of the meat pressed in between. Printable recipe included. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the chicken salad's nice … Squeezed the juice of one lemon wedge. Thanks Bill! Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Do you know if this is something that I can make ahead and freeze and small portions that I can take for lunch later? It really overpowered the sandwich. Forget it. 287 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 5.5g 2% DV; fat 25.5g 39% DV; cholesterol 31.4mg 11% DV; sodium 384.3mg 15% DV. It will only take a minute or two of your time while you’re here so, please share your Chicken Salad recipe memories with us in the Comment Section below. When are people going to realize that in a real chicken, grapes have no place. -Steve, Your email address will not be published. This is the perfect Southern Chicken Salad. Keep adding mayo until mixed well. Hi Elaine, You can leave out the eggs if you like. Went to the pool today with this recipe I made last night. I tend to shred the chicken rather than cut it up. If you are trying to make something different this is good one! I don’t think they used mustard or sugar. Love this recipe I made it without the eggs and I still loved it so yummy! This is probably about four cups of cooked chicken all together. Hi, Steve! Everything I’ve made on this site is so great. I’ve made this chicken salad recipe several times now, and I don’t change a thing! Hi Paula, Thank you for sharing your story about the wraps. Marcy. I use all breast meat. Delicious! My mother was an excellent southern cook; nothing fancy, just wonderful flavors. I looked over many recipes and this one was the one I decided on! It was my first time making chicken salad without grapes, my fìance likes it with relish so I’ll be doing this again. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Your Comments:  Have you ever made Chicken Salad from scratch? Family loved it. So happy there was no fruit in it. Glad you liked it. I needed a way to use ALL of that chicken;)! If you need some more instructions on doing that, check out that information here:  Southern Chicken Pastry Recipe. I’m just really hoping I can freeze it ahead so that I can take it for lunches. -Steve. They are very sweet and have been a family favorite forever. Keep ’em coming! Includes your choice of any Scoop or Sandwich (topped with lettuce & tomato), plus one of any Fresh Side, Scoop, or Cup of Soup. Omitted relish out of sugar so omitted sugar as well. -Steve. This recipe sounds awesome! Thanks for posting. Let me know if you ever try them. I’ll be substituting, and this is a cardinal sin, Japanese mayo for Dukes. I am seriously looking forward to trying your recipe. Ingredients: 8 (mayonnaise .. mustard .. onion .. sugar ...) 3. So I am left to my own devices which is fine because I was blessed with a family that taught me how to cook. On white toast with crunchy romaine lettuce-fabulous!!! Add to a large bowl with the mayonnaise, chives, relish and Dijon. Thank you so much and God bless. -Steve. I didn't have any relish so I was worried about that. You’ll need some cooked chicken of course. So, yeah, I’m THAT bad. I had to laugh out loud at “mama’s own sweet pickles”, for that is what I have always sworn on, my mama’s sweet pickles, for the perfection of my chicken salad, deviled eggs and potato salad!! Just type “pickles” in the search bar at the top right and you should find it. Your recipe is a taste of home. Hi, I’ve done this recipe trying to find a recipe identical to our local bbq joints chicken salad, I found this didn’t have that sweet flavor to it, but everything else seemed perfect. Very yummy, too. No dill mustard(don't eat) or pecans on hand. ★☆ Thank you for trying the recipe. The Midwest is where flavor doesn’t live apparently. Other than the fact I do add grapes and pecans, and use Hellman’s (no Dukes in Nebraska) mayo….this is exactly how my mom made it. I made this for my family! Hi, Place meat in a large mixing bowl. (Smile) We’re all about the Duke’s Mayo here. I had to wait until I grew up to make it and strongly suggest everyone give it a try. Be Blessed!!! My addition will change the taste but is great for a change of pace. 2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes. I had three large tortilla wraps left over from another recipe that I wanted to use up so I placed the chicken salad, a quick red onion pickle that I got off the Internet, and a mix of arugula and butter lettuce over the chicken and rolled it all up. ★☆. Subscribe To Our Newsletter:  We post a new recipe each Monday here on Taste of Southern. Thanks again, do visit with us often. Poached the chicken with 1 bay leaf a few pieces of whole black pepper and one crushed garlic clove about 12 mins. Ingredients. If you don’t have sweet pickles, use a sweet type pickle relish instead. I will now go get my celery and get started. I hope this helps, and best of luck with your event. This tastes exactly like the chicken salad I grew up eating. -Steve. I added another half cup of Mayo, Black Olives, and some Celery Salt and man did this just POP. I did not have pecans or a lemon. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. To make this a sweeter chicken salad, omit the garlic powder, onion powder, and pickles. Dill Pickle Chicken Salad A Classic Chicken Salad Recipe. Cut the chicken up into small pieces. You want to make it even more healthy there are things you can throw in, like slightly under cooked green peas or almond slivers etc. The Coca-Cola was served in a cup with very finely crushed ice and a small straw. We always had these with cherry coke served from the fountain. Cover the Chicken Salad and refrigerate it for an hour or two prior to serving. 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. This blows all the fancy chicken salads out of the water. I also try to respond to your questions and comments as time permits. -Steve. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Just the way I like chicken salad. It was so very good, especially to this youngster.