American Kitchen Classic Chicken Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe may be served on top of lettuce, a tomato half or scooped out tomato, an avocado, or some combination of these. It may also be used as a filling for sandwiches. It is recommended to prepare this recipe a day before you need it. The American form of chicken salad was first served by Town Meats in Wakefield, Rhode Island in 1863. The original owner, Liam Gray, mixed his leftover chicken with mayonnaise, tarragon, and grapes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar and Dijon mustard to form a dressing.
  2. To the bowl, add the chicken, celery, onion, apple and raisins. Toss everything together, taste and adjust the seasoning if desired. Chill before serving.


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This was a really good chicken salad. I used a red apple because that's what I had on hand. Loved the mix of flavors with some crunch. Thanks for sharing. Made for What's on the Menu tag.

lazyme January 22, 2015

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