I'm a huge fan of chicken salad and have tried so many different variations over the years, but this one is by far my favorite. Simple, refreshing flavors and great texture make it wonderful on a sandwich or just served over a bed of lettuce!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Stir chicken, celery, pecans, mayonnaise, yellow onion, relish, mustard, pepper, dill, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and paprika in a bowl until well combined. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

288 calories; 25.5 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 384 mg sodium. 5.8 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (114)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2016
My husband and I LOVED this. I added about a cup of halved grapes and might reduce the dill slightly for next time but otherwise it was completely delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2017
No dill mustard(don't eat) or pecans on hand. This recipe was ok but I think I will omit the salt next time at least maybe by half. Read More
145 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 122
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2016
My husband and I LOVED this. I added about a cup of halved grapes and might reduce the dill slightly for next time but otherwise it was completely delicious! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2016
My husband and I LOVED this. I added about a cup of halved grapes and might reduce the dill slightly for next time but otherwise it was completely delicious! Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2015
Thank you for not having fruit in the recipe. When are people going to realize that in a real chicken grapes have no place. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
I looked over many recipes and this one was the one I decided on! I wanted a basic chicken salad recipe without fruit but not bland. The onion and celery give it the crunch the mustard and spices the flavor and the sweet relish and bit of sugar the sweetness it needs. I did not use pecans lemon juice dill or paprika because I did not have them but it had plenty of flavor without! I used 2 large cans of chicken breast which made this recipe quick and simple! Next time I have leftover chicken I will use it! This in my opinion is the best basic chicken salad recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2014
I thought this was a fresh basic chicken salad. Really good! I didn't have any relish so I was worried about that. But I think that's why it had a simple flavor and I kinda liked that for a change. Also I used onion powder in place of the onion and did half sour cream and mayo for that part. I really enjoyed the pecans and the texture that brought. Great recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2015
I did that whole paleo thing where you make 5 pounds of shredded chicken to use the whole week... I needed a way to use ALL of that chicken;)! I did not have pecans or a lemon. I chopped a dill pickle didn't have relish either. Husband said it was the best chicken salad he has ever had. Kids liked it... So happy there was no fruit in it. I do plan to make it again as written but it was fantastic with the ingredients I had on hand. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2014
If you are trying to make something different this is good one! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2015
Very good. Poached the chicken with 1 bay leaf a few pieces of whole black pepper and one crushed garlic clove about 12 mins. Chopped very fine. Omitted relish out of sugar so omitted sugar as well. Squeezed the juice of one lemon wedge. Only used about 1 tsp of black pepper. Added hot paprika. Refrigerated overnight. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2014
This recipe is very good but I will probably cut the ground pepper in half next time. It really overpowered the sandwich. Otherwise it was delicious and I will definitely make again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
Excellent flavors. Not a paprika fan so hardly put any of that in. I recommend tasting it before you add any sugar. I found the sweetness of the relish was enough and so I didn't have to add any sugar. Will definitely make this again. Oh yeah my husband hates pepper so I just threw a tiny bit of that in. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2017
No dill mustard(don't eat) or pecans on hand. This recipe was ok but I think I will omit the salt next time at least maybe by half. Read More