Serve Up Fresh Chicken Salad This Spring

Chicken Salad in a bowl

Do you want to make a chicken salad that tastes better than what you can find at the store? If so, this delicious chicken salad recipe is perfect for you. Along with being tasty, it’s easy to make, so you won’t have any problem whipping it up whenever you have a craving for homemade chicken salad.

Gather Your Ingredients

This chicken salad recipe is full of tasty ingredients.  You’ll need:

  • 2 pounds of boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup of quartered red grapes
  • 2 stalks of diced celery
  • 3 sliced whole green onions
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped tarragon
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Poach the Chicken Breasts

You’ll need to poach the chicken breasts. Make sure you put the chicken in the refrigerator when you finish poaching it. The chicken needs to be cold before you make the chicken salad.

Make the Chicken Salad

Once the chicken is chilled, take it out of the refrigerator and cut it into half-inch pieces. Then, you’ll need to combine the grapes, parsley, green onion, celery, tarragon, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Add some salt and pepper for taste.

Stir it all together, so it’s well mixed. Then, put it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat.

How to Serve It

Chicken salad is versatile, or you can serve it as you like. Sandwiches are a popular option. You can add tomato slices and lettuce to your sandwich to enhance the flavor. You can also serve it as a regular wrap, lettuce wrap, or even a dip. Some people simply eat the chicken salad as is, without anything else. It’s all a matter of taste. There’s no right or wrong way to eat chicken salad.

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Possible Substitutions

One reason this recipe is so popular is it’s easy to substitute ingredients. You can use rotisserie or baked chicken instead of poached chicken breasts if you prefer. Some people like to go this route because it’s a bit easier, although you might like the flavor of the poached chicken better. You can also swap the green onions for red onions or substitute the grapes for dried cherries or dried cranberries. You might even prefer to leave the almonds out and go with another nut instead. It’s fun to mix and match the ingredients until you find the perfect recipe for your needs.

Is your stomach growling? If so, head to the store and pick up the ingredients. Then, you can throw this recipe together in no time. It can last in the refrigerator for up to five days, so make extra. It’s so good that you’ll love eating it for several days in a row.