Classic Chicken Salad Recipe

Of all the summer salads, a classic chicken salad recipe is always a favorite at a picnic, a barbecue, or an office potluck!

Keep this chicken salad recipe on hand for last-minute sandwiches, or serve it over a bed of lettuce or with a side of pasta salad and corn on the cob!

A classic chicken salad on a roll with tomatoes and lettuce next to cucumbers.

Ingredients in Chicken Salad
Chicken – Use leftover chicken from last night’s dinner or rotisserie chicken. Even leftover grilled chicken works well. Canned chicken can be used, but fresh is preferred.
Add-ins – As this is a classic chicken salad recipe, I’ve kept the additions to a minimum. Celery for crunch, green onions for flavor.
Dressing – Mayonnaise and simple seasonings are all that is needed for the dressing in this recipe.
Change the flavor by adding dill or other fresh herbs. and replace some of the mayo for Greek yogurt, ranch dressing, or your add your favorite salad dressing.

How To Prepare Chicken for Chicken Salad

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