Very popular Creamy Chicken Salad Recipe. You’ll wonder if this will be bland and tasteless with just a few ingredients, but I promise you, it won’t. Super flavorful and extremely easy.
I just had the simplest and easiest chicken salad ever, and the wonderful thing about it is that it would also work well for the soft foods stage for those who have had Vertical Sleeve Surgery.
Chicken thunks hard for me but my younger son pretty much eats no other meat but chicken. So we end up cooking a lot of it. I’m always looking for ways to make it more palatable for my husband and me.
The key to this very simple but popular creamy chicken salad is using your Kitchenaid stand mixer or your food processor to really shred the chicken well. Do not skip this step and think you’ll just kinda wing it with your knife.
There’s something about the using the paddle of your stand mixer to shred the chicken that will make even the driest chicken breast just taste wonderful in this salad.
If you simply follow my directions, this may well be the creamiest, and most moist chicken salad you’ve ever had.
I typically do this with a rotisserie chicken, because my husband and son will eat the dark meat but I’m the only one who eats the white meat and I can never finish all of it. So we make this salad and everyone enjoys it.
OH BUT CAN I PLEASE ADD...
I know, I know. You want to add onions. Or grapes, or raisins or brussel sprouts, or whatever Grandma used to add to hers.
Take my advice. Make it once as written. See what you think about it. And then decide if it’s too bland for you. Because I’ve tried adding onions and dijon mustard, and what have you. I always come back to this simpler way because it’s the best.
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Very popular chicken salad recipe. You'll wonder if this will be bland and tasteless with just few ingredients, but I promise you, it won't. Super flavorful and extremely easy.
- 4 cups chicken breast
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup celery thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup almonds sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 teaspoons pepper
Place cooked chicken meat in your Kitchenaid or other stand mixer. Use the paddle to shred the chicken. Do not skip this step! This is the key to why this salad is very creamy, moist, and just delicious. You can do this by pulsing in a food processor as well. This step is critical to finely shredding the chicken
Mix in everything into the chicken, and eat.
No really, it's that simple.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.