Chunky Chicken Salad

"Simple to prepare chicken salad that I make up for sandwiches. We never have left-over chicken, so I microwave chicken just to make this. Very basic but very good! P.S. Celery is listed as optional because my husband hates it...if I am only making this for him, I leave it out! :)"
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  • 1 12 - 2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and cubed into 3/4 inch pieces (see note)
  • 18 cup onion, chopped small
  • 18 cup celery, chopped small,optional
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 3 -4 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's Light)
  • paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium bowl, combine mayo, onions, relish and 2 dashes or so of paprika.
  • Add chicken and fold into mayo mixture until well combined.
  • Taste and then add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Chill well and serve over lettuce or on your favorite bread.
  • Note: I microwave 2 boneless chicken breast halves sprinkled with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder for 5- 6 minutes for this salad.
  • If you are using left-over chicken, you may need to adjust the seasonings in the ingredients list.

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  1. Brenda M.
    Wonderful! This will definitely be my go-to chicken salad recipe.
  2. Nimz_
    I made this up to have for lunches next week. Very good basic chicken salad. I made exactly as written. Will have this on crackers. Thanks.
  3. SweetMarie
    Used green bell pepper instead of celery because I had on hand. Grilled chicken using noted ingredients. YUM!!!!!!! Thanks!
  4. Casiegrl
    I love it! Easy and just enough for two people. Thanks so much!
  5. ellie_
    Very good chicken salad and a great way to use leftover chicken. Thanks Karen for sharing.


  1. Brenda M.
    Since I was out of celery, I just added a bit of celery salt, and we ate this on Ritz Crackers...YUM! ( I also shredded the cooked chicken instead of cutting it into cubes)


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