Chicken Salad Recipe

PREP TIME: 5minutes mins

COOK TIME: 5minutes mins

TOTAL TIME: 10minutes mins

YIELD: 6 servings

COURSE: Lunch, Salad

CUISINE: American

Sumptuous and Speedy: Elevated Chicken Salad Delight

Embark on a culinary journey with our delectable Chicken Salad recipe that seamlessly combines convenience with exquisite flavors. In just 10 minutes, you can create a dish that is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a versatile addition to your lunch or salad repertoire. This American-inspired creation, yielding 6 servings, is bound to become a staple in your culinary arsenal.

Efficiency in Motion: Time-Saving Prep

This Chicken Salad recipe is a testament to efficiency, with a mere 5 minutes of prep time and an equally swift 5 minutes of cooking time. The total time investment of 10 minutes ensures that you can whip up a delightful meal without compromising on flavor or quality. Perfect for those busy days when you crave a satisfying and nourishing dish without spending hours in the kitchen.

Ingredients: Crafting a Symphony of Flavors

Gather your culinary ensemble for this delightful creation:

  • 12 ounces of finely chopped, cooked chicken breast (opt for the convenience of rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/3 cup of light mayonnaise for a creamy texture
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery for a refreshing crunch
  • 1/3 cup of diced red onion, providing a hint of sweetness and color (alternatively, scallions or chives)
  • 2 tablespoons of chicken broth (optional, for an extra layer of moisture)
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard for a subtle tang
  • 1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt, elevating the overall flavor profile
  • Black pepper, to taste, for the perfect finishing touch

Crafting the Symphony: Step-by-Step Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients with finesse, ensuring an even distribution of flavors. The finely chopped chicken, crisp celery, and the gentle heat of red onion come together harmoniously. The optional addition of chicken broth adds a layer of succulence, while Dijon mustard and seasoned salt elevate the taste profile. Season with black pepper to your liking, bringing a perfect balance to the ensemble.

This versatile Chicken Salad can be savored in various ways. Serve it over a bed of fresh greens for a light and healthy lunch, wrap it in a tortilla for a portable delight, or sandwich it between your favorite bread for a classic and satisfying meal.

Pro Tip: The Art of Poaching Chicken Breast

For those who prefer poached chicken breast, follow these simple steps:

  1. Cover chicken breast in broth in a small pot, adding water if needed to ensure coverage.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, and add aromatics like celery, herbs, or garlic.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, cover tightly, and let it sit for 15-20 minutes until the thickest part registers 160 degrees.
  5. Once cooled, chop the poached chicken for a tender and succulent addition to your Chicken Salad.

Nutritional Symphony: A Harmony of Health

Each serving, comprising 1/2 cup of this delightful Chicken Salad, carries a nutritional profile that marries indulgence with health-consciousness. With just 131 calories, 2g of carbohydrates, and a generous 18g of protein, this dish is a wholesome choice. The balanced fat content, including 5g of total fat and 1g of saturated fat, ensures a satisfying and nourishing experience. For those mindful of sodium intake, each serving contains 307mg of sodium.

Conclusion: An Everyday Culinary Companion

In conclusion, our Chicken Salad recipe is not just a dish; it’s a culinary companion that caters to your need for efficiency, flavor, and nutrition. Whether you’re seeking a quick lunch option, a salad centerpiece, or a sandwich filler, this recipe effortlessly fits into your daily repertoire. Elevate your dining experience with this swift, flavorful, and health-conscious Chicken Salad – a testament to the art of culinary simplicity and satisfaction.

Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients

12 ounces cooked chicken breast (finely chopped (from 2 breasts of rotisserie chicken))

1/3 cup light mayonnaise

1/2 cup celery (chopped)

1/3 cup red onion (diced (or scallions or chives))

2 tablespoons chicken broth (optional)

1 teaspoon Dijon

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over salad, in a wrap, or in a sandwich

Notes

How to Poach Chicken Breast:

If you want to poach your chicken breast, follow these simple steps:

Cover chicken breast in broth in a small pot, add water if it doesn’t cover the chicken.

Add salt and pepper, a piece of celery and it’s leaves (you could add herbs like parsley, garlic, onion, or whatever you want) and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5 minutes.

Remove from heat, cover tight and let it sit for 15-20 minutes or until thickest part of the breast registers 160 degrees.

Chicken will be cooked through. Let it cool and chop.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 131kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 307mg, Sugar: 1g – WW Points: 1

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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.