This is the best chicken salad I have ever had in my life and it is so simple to make.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine the chicken, creamy salad dressing, cole slaw dressing, celery, onion, and salt and pepper. Mix until well chopped.

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Nutrition Facts

103 calories; 6.3 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. 3.2 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
Okay, let me first say that I was skeptical about this recipe-- especially about the puree part, since I'm used to chunky chicken salad. I also thought there wouldn't be enough dressing for the amount of chicken, but I was very wrong on both counts. I boiled the breasts for about 20 minutes to cook, and combined Miracle Whip with T. Marzetti's original slaw dressing. I added the onions and celery, then shredded the cooked breasts and added those. I didn't feel like it needed salt or pepper, so I threw everything into the food processor, chopped it up, and ended up with a baby food-type mush with a slight crunch. I put together 5 sandwiches, threw them in a cooler for a road-trip my boyfriend and I were taking, and all five were gone within an hour. They were so easy and so delicious, and I will never buy chicken salad again. I didn't even need to tweak anything! Throw away your skepticisms and try this recipe-- it's perfect as is. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2010
This could have been very good but the onion was overwhelming and I like onion! Use much less and add some walnuts or pecans and red grapes. Read More
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282 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 213
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
Okay, let me first say that I was skeptical about this recipe-- especially about the puree part, since I'm used to chunky chicken salad. I also thought there wouldn't be enough dressing for the amount of chicken, but I was very wrong on both counts. I boiled the breasts for about 20 minutes to cook, and combined Miracle Whip with T. Marzetti's original slaw dressing. I added the onions and celery, then shredded the cooked breasts and added those. I didn't feel like it needed salt or pepper, so I threw everything into the food processor, chopped it up, and ended up with a baby food-type mush with a slight crunch. I put together 5 sandwiches, threw them in a cooler for a road-trip my boyfriend and I were taking, and all five were gone within an hour. They were so easy and so delicious, and I will never buy chicken salad again. I didn't even need to tweak anything! Throw away your skepticisms and try this recipe-- it's perfect as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2004
Okay, let me first say that I was skeptical about this recipe-- especially about the puree part, since I'm used to chunky chicken salad. I also thought there wouldn't be enough dressing for the amount of chicken, but I was very wrong on both counts. I boiled the breasts for about 20 minutes to cook, and combined Miracle Whip with T. Marzetti's original slaw dressing. I added the onions and celery, then shredded the cooked breasts and added those. I didn't feel like it needed salt or pepper, so I threw everything into the food processor, chopped it up, and ended up with a baby food-type mush with a slight crunch. I put together 5 sandwiches, threw them in a cooler for a road-trip my boyfriend and I were taking, and all five were gone within an hour. They were so easy and so delicious, and I will never buy chicken salad again. I didn't even need to tweak anything! Throw away your skepticisms and try this recipe-- it's perfect as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2005
This IS really delicious!!! I'm a big Miracle Whip fan so I liked the fact that this calls for salad dressing which is why I gave it a try. I have never tried cole slaw dressing and didn't even know they made such an item but I found it in my local shoprite. It added a wonderful flavor!! As another reviewer, I did not "puree" this in a food processor but left it chunky. Yummy recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2005
I love this basic recipe. Do yourself a favor and make the coleslaw dressing...http://salad.allrecipes.com/AZ/ClSlwDrssing.asp, I used Vegenaise (just like mayonnaise) in place of the creamy dressing, added a 1/2 cup of cashews. I fifn't use a food processor because I think it breaks it down too much, just diced into small pieces. This can also be made into a delicious sandwich by adding bacon strips, sliced avocado and provolone or swiss cheese. We couldn't stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2004
This is a great easy recipe. So great in fact I made it 3 days in a row. (I liked it). Good on toast and on soft bread. Must add on to my review. I have made this so many times since I first reviewed. I use a pineapple coleslaw dressing called Jimmy's. It is awesome. I also recommend serving on croisants as well. I did that for a bridal shower. Everyone raved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2003
This is indeed the best chicken salad I've ever made. I served this at my son's birthday party. The kids actually ate it. Many parents have since asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2003
Excellent chicken salad...has a great texture and a sweet-tangy flavor. I've made it using low fat salad dressing and cole slaw dressing, and it's wonderful! Highly recommend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2005
This is very good. I used mayonaise and the coleslaw dressing. I like that I can process it to what ever consistency I like. I have made this several times and it's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2003
Very simple and delicious. I doubled the recipe and had some quick easy meals for the next couple days. Great with sourdough bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2014
I have been playing around with my chicken salad recipe for years. So, with a bit of skepticism, I tried this recipe. All I can say is...it WORKS! Absolutely delicious! I recommend that anybody who comes across this try it just once, you'll be hooked. No changes made at all, but I think I agree with the person who said the onion was just a tad much. I think next time I make it (and there will be a next time), I'll decrease the onion a little. Superb! Update: I made this recipe again, and used 1/2 tsp onion powder as opposed to the 1/4 onion. The overpowering onion taste was gone, and the powder added just enough flavor. Hubby LOVES this! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2010
This could have been very good but the onion was overwhelming and I like onion! Use much less and add some walnuts or pecans and red grapes. Read More
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