The Ultimate Chicken Salad

by on February 2, 2012

I came up with this recipe several years ago and have loved it ever since. This is great by itself, placed on bread as a sandwich, on crackers, or as open faced tea sandwiches as pictured here. Just about every person I have served this to as requested the recipe so I decided it was time to finally write it down as I usually just eyeball the ingredients and whip it up in a hurry. This can be made ahead which I love to do when entertaining as less time is spent in the kitchen when I want to be focused on my company. Without further ado…


The Ultimate Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced (I usually use either Costco’s rotisserie chicken or canned chicken)
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/2 an apple, diced (I use whatever I have on hand usually either granny smith or fuji)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. yellow curry powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste (approx. 1/4 tsp. each)

Combine all ingredients. Best if refrigerated 2 hours before serving for the flavors to marry, but can be enjoyed immediately.

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Evalani Moultrie March 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

Do you know how many sandwhiches this will make? I’m going to make this March 25 for my moms 50th bday bash!!:) It’s only for 30 people and there will be other sandwhiches.


Sarah Batie March 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

What size are the sandwiches you are serving? If they are small as shown in the picture, one recipe is borderline on yielding enough if they are as popular as I think they will be. To be safe, I would double it as the chicken salad stores well in the fridge and you can keep it separate from any bread you are serving it on. Let me know what everyone thinks!


Evalani Moultrie March 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Not sure on the size yet. Maybe a half sandwhich or the size that you made. I’ll double the batch probably like you said. It might be a better idea to have more than enough:) I know they will go quick (hopefully I can make them as good as you!)…they were sooo good at the shower!


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