Classic Chicken Salad


It's a classic for good reason, this chicken salad recipe combines chicken, mayo, mustard, a dash of hot sauce, and a squeeze of lemon juice with minced red onion, celery, and parsley. You can use leftover roast chicken, rotisserie chicken, or any chicken you have for this delicious lunch. Try it on a bed of mixed greens or a slice of whole-grain of sourdough bread.


  • 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

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Dash of hot sauce

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl; stir to combine.

  2. For a whole-grain sandwich, layer your favorite whole-grain bread with 1/4 cup baby greens (we used arugula) and chicken salad.

  3. To serve on 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.

    classic chicken salad sandwich
    Con Poulos
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