chicken salad recipe

chicken salad recipe


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves for serving
  • Optional: Croissants, bread, or crackers for sandwiches


  1. Cook the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    • In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side or until they are cooked through (the internal temperature should reach 165°F or 74°C).
    • Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it cool. Once cooled, dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  3. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced chicken, chopped celery, red onion, grapes, diced apples, and toasted walnuts.
  4. Add the Dressing:
    • Pour the dressing over the chicken and salad ingredients.
  5. Mix and Chill:
    • Gently toss everything together until well coated with the dressing.
    • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld.
  6. Serve:
    • When ready to serve, line a platter or individual plates with lettuce leaves.
    • Spoon the chicken salad onto the lettuce leaves.
    • You can also serve the chicken salad as a sandwich by filling croissants, bread, or crackers.
  7. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy your homemade chicken salad!

This chicken salad is perfect for a light and refreshing meal. You can customize it by adding your favorite ingredients like cranberries, avocados, or different types of nuts. It’s a great option for picnics, lunches, or as a side dish at gatherings. Enjoy!

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