Savory Chicken Salad Quick and Easy

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

A savory chicken salad is the only chicken salad my family will eat. No fruit, no nuts! We are not fans of the typically sweet, fruity, nutty chicken salad. Nor do we like boiled eggs and a sweet pickle relish in our chicken salad. So I’ve always just made my own version. The crunch in our savory chicken salad comes from celery. If you’re not a celery fan then this chicken salad is not for you.

Savory Chicken Salad

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

Debone a whole cooked chicken. Store-bought rotisserie chicken is perfect for this easy chicken salad. Or make this Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken. You can also poach or roast a couple of chicken breasts.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

I despise shredding meat. The easiest way I’ve found to shred chicken is with an electric mixer.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

Serve on your favorite sandwich bread, crackers or just a bed of lettuce. If you’re like us and prefer a less sweet chicken salad you are going to love this recipe.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

 

 

UPDATE: Several readers stated this is too salty. I just made this with 1/2 teaspoon celery salt and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When I asked my husband what he thought he said: “It needs salt”. So start with 1/2 the celery salt and kosher salt called for in the recipe and then adjust to your taste.

 

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Savory Chicken Salad
 
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Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of cooked chicken, shredded
  • ¾ cup celery, diced small
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Debone and shred the cooked chicken.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, mayo, pepper, salt, celery salt, dried dill, and dried parsley.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
A cook time is not included because you can use any type of cooked chicken you have on hand. Store bought rotisserie, leftover chicken or poach a couple of chicken breast.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. This would be a great easy recipe for summer.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Lindsay! I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Reply

    I love chicken salad and this sandwich looks amazing! I will take one to go please.

  3. Reply

    Leigh, I love chicken salad, but for some reason I never make it myself. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Brag About It! Have a super rest of the week!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Laurie!

  4. Reply

    This is a lovely recipe, Leigh. I like all kinds of chicken salads, but I prefer the ones that are not too sweet so this is perfect for me. Scheduled to pin and will share on the new look Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April!

  5. Reply

    Yum!! I’m always looking for lunch ideas – this would be perfect 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week! I’ll be featuring your recipe at our next party 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Emily! Looking forward to next week! 🙂

  6. Reply

    I haven’t had a good chicken salad sandwich in a long time. Your recipe is going on my to make list! I’ll be featuring this at this week’s Brag About It Party. Thanks for sharing at the party!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Beverly!

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  8. Reply

    Your Chicken Salad looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

  9. Reply

    I made this & love it! But I would use maybe half the amount of salt called for. I’m salt lover and this was too salty.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Gloria! We’re so happy you enjoyed the recipe. Salt tip noted. 🙂

  10. Reply

    I made this yesterday – LOVE IT!! It’s exactly how I like it!!! I didn’t have any celery salt so I left that out and it’s fine. Love it!!! Thank you!

    1. Reply

      I’m so glad you like it!!!! Thank you so much for coming by to let us know 🙂

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