Of all the summer salads, a classic chicken salad recipe is always a favorite at a picnic, a barbecue, or an office potluck! Just a few ingredients can be transformed into a cold, creamy salad or filling for a homemade chicken salad sandwich or wrap!
Keep this easy recipe on hand for last-minute sandwich prep when last-minute invitations come up!
CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD
Creamy and crunchy Chicken Salad perfectly served on rolls and croissants, or on top of lettuce wraps for a low carb option.
Healthy and filling, a Classic Chicken Salad is not only packed with awesome flavors, but it’s also a Keto-friendly bowl full of protein and fiber.
This salad can be found in my fridge year round because it serves as a grab-and-go lunch, or an in-between-meals snack. I’ve been having this salad for lunch, like, all week. It’s addictive.
Usually, I just go it alone, savoring bite after bite, and keeping on track with that low carb livin’.
4 cups cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, shredded
4 celery ribs, finely diced
1/3 cup finely diced dill pickles
3 to 4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
sliced green onions, for garnish
In a large mixing bowl combine prepared chicken, celery, pickles, lettuce, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest; stir to combine.
Add sour cream, mayonnaise, and dijon mustard; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
Taste for seasonings and flavors; adjust accordingly.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Garnish with parsley and green onions; serve.
CAN I FREEZE CHICKEN SALAD
If you plan to freeze the salad, please do not add in the mayonnaise because it will separate once you defrost it. Instead, I suggest to freeze the salad without the dressing. You can always dress it afterwards.
Chicken Salad can stay in the freezer for 3 months.