Savory Chicken Salad Quick and Easy

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

A savory chicken salad is the only chicken salad my family will eat. No fruit, no nuts!

We are not fans of the typically sweet, fruity, nutty chicken salad. Nor do we like boiled eggs and a sweet pickle relish in our chicken salad.

So I’ve always just made my own version.

The crunch in our savory chicken salad comes from celery. If you’re not a celery fan then this chicken salad is not for you.

With that said, I am supremely confident if you give this chicken salad recipe a whirl.

You won’t be disappointed, and man, it makes a great chicken salad sandwich!

Savory Chicken Salad

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

Debone a whole cooked chicken. Store-bought rotisserie chicken is perfect for this easy chicken salad.

Or make this Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken. You can also poach or roast a couple of chicken breasts.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

I despise shredding meat.ย The easiest way I’ve found to shred chicken is with an electric mixer.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

Serve on your favorite sandwich bread, crackers or just a bed of lettuce.

If you’re like us and prefer a less sweet chicken salad you are going to love this recipe.

This makes a GREAT chicken salad sandwich and is a great addition to all of your chicken salad recipes.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

How To Make Chicken Salad – Video

 

UPDATE: Several readers stated this is too salty.

I just made this with 1/2 teaspoon celery salt and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When I asked my husband what he thought he said: “It needs salt”.

So start with 1/2 the celery salt and kosher salt called for in the recipe and then adjust to your taste.

Savory Chicken Salad Recipe

4.72 from 7 votes
Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!
Savory Chicken Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, chicken salad recipe, chicken salad sandwich
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced small
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley optional
Instructions
  1. Debone and shred the cooked chicken.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, mayo, pepper, salt, celery salt, dried dill, and dried parsley.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

A cook time is not included because you can use any type of cooked chicken you have on hand. Store bought rotisserie, leftover chicken or poach a couple of chicken breast.

Savory Chicken Salad - Not your typical chicken salad recipe. No nuts, no fruit here! The best-tasting chicken salad!

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. This would be a great easy recipe for summer.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Lindsay! I hope you enjoy it.

    2. Reply

      For us onion lovers, I added some fine chopped red onions to this recipe! Adjust amount to your liking. Yummy!

  2. Reply

    I love chicken salad and this sandwich looks amazing! I will take one to go please.

  3. Reply

    Leigh, I love chicken salad, but for some reason I never make it myself. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Brag About It! Have a super rest of the week!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Laurie!

  4. Reply

    This is a lovely recipe, Leigh. I like all kinds of chicken salads, but I prefer the ones that are not too sweet so this is perfect for me. Scheduled to pin and will share on the new look Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April!

  5. Reply

    Yum!! I’m always looking for lunch ideas – this would be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week! I’ll be featuring your recipe at our next party ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Emily! Looking forward to next week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Reply

    I haven’t had a good chicken salad sandwich in a long time. Your recipe is going on my to make list! I’ll be featuring this at this week’s Brag About It Party. Thanks for sharing at the party!

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Beverly!

  7. Reply

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  8. Reply

    Your Chicken Salad looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

  9. Reply

    I made this & love it! But I would use maybe half the amount of salt called for. I’m salt lover and this was too salty.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Gloria! We’re so happy you enjoyed the recipe. Salt tip noted. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Reply

      I agree on the salty issue ! As I was adding the celery salt … I thoughtb. “Uh oh !!!” Would eliminate the Kosher salt next time … Otherwise …GREAT RECIPE … Thanks !

  10. Reply

    I made this yesterday – LOVE IT!! It’s exactly how I like it!!! I didn’t have any celery salt so I left that out and it’s fine. Love it!!! Thank you!

    1. Reply

      I’m so glad you like it!!!! Thank you so much for coming by to let us know ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Reply

    My recipe is a lot like this one. The difference is instead of dried parsley I use dried basil and I use celery seed instead of celery salt.

  12. Reply

    this is a real chicken salad recipe WITHOUT FRUIT OR NUTS. I will make but with less celery.

  13. Reply

    Loved it!!! So good!!! Thank you!!!

  14. Reply

    About how many sandwiches does this make?

    1. Reply

      Hi, Alyssa! I would say about 4 healthy stuffed sandwiches. Thanks for coming by!

  15. Reply

    This is great. That is my
    Dad’s chicken salad recipe. It is great that you posted it. Sometimes I add a tbsp of minced shallot and or green pepper if I have some around. I think that this is what chicken salad is “supposed” to taste like.๐Ÿ‘

    1. Reply

      We’re glad you liked it, Coena. Thanks!

  16. Reply

    I have made this 3 times and I love it! Didnโ€™t think I would like it without a sweet factor but the dill and celery salt is perfect. Thanks for sharing and showing me another way.

    1. Reply

      Hi, Diane. We are so happy to hear you like the recipe! Thank you so much for coming by and sharing with us.

  17. Reply

    I like the recipe very much but I use dill relish in place of dill salt .I actually use twice the amount of celery that you use . I like it real crunchy .Thanks for sharing .

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