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.