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My Favorite Chicken Salad

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"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

1 h 15 m servings 288 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 288 calories; 25.5 g fat; 5.8 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 384 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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!

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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!

Thank you for not having fruit in the recipe. When are people going to realize that in a real chicken, grapes have no place.

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 sp...

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 cha...

If you are trying to make something different this is good one!

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 dil...

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 an...

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 ...

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!