Chicken Salad – A Small Batch Recipe

This chicken salad recipe is the perfect one to use if you have leftover chicken from a previous meal. It’s a small batch recipe that is perfect for serving one or two. This tasty chicken salad is filled with chopped nuts, grapes, celery, and so much flavor!

This chicken salad recipe is the perfect recipe to use if you have leftover chicken from a previous meal. It's a small batch recipe that is perfect for serving one or two. This tasty chicken salad is filled with chopped nuts, grapes, celery, and so much flavor! | One Dish KitchenI love homemade chicken salad.

When I’m eating out at a restaurant, I rarely order chicken salad. So many times, I’ve found restaurant chicken salad to be way too salty or made with too much mayonnaise. I want to taste the chicken in the chicken salad and enjoy the crunch of the celery and nuts.

This chicken salad is exactly the kind of chicken salad I love and the perfect one to use if you have chicken leftovers.

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This Chicken Salad is packed with flavor and crunch. Filled with crunchy pecans, sweet grapes and other amazing flavors. Easily made with poached chicken or the perfect recipe to use rotisserie chicken in. A wonderful single serving recipe. | One Dish Kitchen

Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

Cooked chicken

Hard boiled eggs

Celery

Grapes

Dill pickles

Pecans

Capers

Mayonnaise

Stone ground mustard

Salt

Black Pepper

Directions

Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and stir well.

Season, to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

Small Batch Chicken Salad Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

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This chicken salad recipe yields about 4 cups.

Although I enjoy the taste of chicken salad the day it’s made, leftover chicken salad is spectacular. The flavors have the chance to mingle and develop.

You can serve this salad with crackers, on bread, over lettuce or enjoy it on it’s own.

Chicken Salad Recipe

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Chicken Salad - A Small Batch Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: salad
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken (2-3 chicken thighs or breasts - use leftover chicken or see notes to poach)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs , chopped
  • 2 celery stalks , chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and stir well.
  • Season, to taste with salt and pepper
  • Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

Notes

If you are going to poach the chicken, here's what you do...
Place the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of a pot. Sprinkle the salt over the top.
Cover the chicken with water. Pour in enough cool water to cover the chicken by an inch or two.
Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.
Remove the chicken from the pot and place it on a cutting board to cool.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 3% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 8.1%
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. I must admit, I think I had a bad experience with chicken salad when I was young.. I should probably give it another chance to be fair!

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