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Hearty Chicken Salad

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When it comes to satisfying, nutritious lunches, it’s hard to beat a hearty classic chicken salad. This hearty version is packed with juicy shredded chicken, crunchy veggies, and a creamy dressing that will leave you feeling full and energized.

The key to an exceptional chicken salad lies in the quality of the ingredients. Start with perfectly cooked chicken – whether you grill, bake, or poach it, make sure it’s moist and flavorful. Then, add a variety of fresh vegetables like celery, onion, and bell peppers to give the salad a satisfying crunch.

classic chicken salad

The dressing is what really brings this salad together. A blend of mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and a touch of lemon juice creates a cool, creamy coating that complements the other ingredients beautifully. Season it with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you love.

Serve this chicken salad on a bed of crisp greens, stuffed into a tomato or avocado half, or scooped onto whole grain crackers or bread. It’s a versatile dish that makes for a delicious and satisfying lunch or light dinner. Give it a try and experience the comforting flavors and textures that make this chicken salad a true crowd-pleaser.

Hearty Chicken Salad


  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded (simplify this recipe even more by using rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken with mayonnaise.
  2. Add in the diced celery and red onion, mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve the chicken salad chilled on its own or as a sandwich filling. Enjoy!

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