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Classic Chicken Salad

Try serving this Classic Chicken Salad on a bed of mixed greens or on whole-grain bread.

  • servings: 1




  • 1 cup diced chicken
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced celery
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste

Cook's Note

For a bed of greens, place 2 cups mixed salad greens on a plate; spoon chicken salad over the top, and add 6 to 8 halved red seedless grapes. For a whole-grain sandwich, layer your favorite whole-grain bread with 1/4 cup baby greens (we used arugula) and chicken salad.


  1. Step 1

    Place all ingredients in a bowl; stir to combine.

Everyday Food, September 2003



Reviews (6)

  • 20 Oct, 2012

    I used my Madeleine and sliced half an apple and added a jar of marinated artichokes but tripled the recipe for those added ingredients. My husband loved it!

  • 30 Sep, 2012

    My toddlers loved it...need I say more? I did not use onion or celery (onion to save $, celery bc I got lazy), but I did use kosher salt and I added parmesan and mozzarella to taste

  • 18 Sep, 2012

    Just made this using leftover roast chicken. This is an outstanding recipe!! Highly recommend!

  • 14 Jul, 2008

    i just made this and it was so delicious. i am sure i will make it again.

  • 14 Jun, 2008

    We boiled the chicken in stock and water as recommended -- great touch! And lovely with halved grapes.

  • 19 Apr, 2008

    this came out great - just a suggestion boil the chicken in stock it comes out soooo tender and as Martha would say "beautiful"!!