Favorite Chicken Salad

Basic Chicken Salad
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 sandwiches (6-8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
222 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6-8 sandwiches (6-8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 17g
Calcium 13mg 1%
*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.)

We use sweet bell pepper relish to add a little zing to this recipe, but feel free to use sweet pickle relish or a dill pickle relish. Either one will give the salad a nice flavor.


  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups cooked chicken (diced)
  • 1/2 cup celery (diced)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped purple onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or more, to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sweet pepper relish (or to taste)
  • Optional: dash Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Sandwich rolls or sliced bread for 6 to 8 sandwiches

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine chicken with celery, onion, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, relish, seasoning, and salt.

  2. Add more mayonnaise, as needed.

  3. Fill sandwich rolls or sliced bread with the mixture.