Classic Chicken Salad

Classic Chicken Salad
Katie Workman /
  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
380 Calories
25g Fat
3g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 380
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 251mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 33g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Classic chicken salad is immensely satisfying. This simple recipe uses the shredded breasts and thighs of a purchased rotisserie chicken, which should yield the right amount for this recipe. 

Make sure to taste the chicken salad and see if it needs more salt and pepper. You could also add halved grapes to this for a bit of sweetness and texture. You can serve this in a sandwich, or piled on top of a salad. The chicken salad will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you don’t have Vidalia or other sweet onions, you can use regular red or yellow onions, though you might want to reduce the amount to 1/3 cup.


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions, such as Vidalia
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken, white or dark meat, or a combination

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sage, salt and pepper.  Stir in the celery, onions and chicken until the chicken salad is well combined.  Serve chilled.