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Simple Chicken Salad Recipe that’s Delicious

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This simple chicken salad recipe is the perfect basic chicken salad to make for meal prep or lunch on the weekend. It includes chicken, mayonnaise, celery, relish, and some spices to create this tasty chicken salad. You can serve this in a bowl with some crackers, on top of a salad, or on some bread as a sandwich. The great thing about this simple chicken salad recipe is that it pairs well with a variety of different sides! It also stores well for meal prep on the weekend to have lunch for a few days during the week.

Ingredients to Make this Simple Chicken Salad Recipe

  • 3 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 tbsp. of dill relish
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

How to Make this Simple Chicken Salad Recipe

First, start by baking the 3 chicken breast in the oven. Place the chicken breast in the pan with 1 tbsp. of olive oil for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until done. The time in the oven will vary on the thickness of the chicken breast, so be sure they are fully cooked before removing from the oven.

While the chicken is cooking dice up 4 stalks of celery. Once the chicken is fully cooked remove from the oven. Begin pulling the chicken apart. The easiest way to do this is by using a stand mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer you can use 2 forks to pull the chicken. Add all the pulled chicken into a large bowl. Next, add in the diced celery, 4 tbsp. of dill relish, and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. Mix everything together well! Then, add in 1 tsp. of salt, 2 tsp. of pepper, 1 tsp. of garlic powder, 1 tsp. of onion powder, and 1 1/2 tsp. of Italian seasoning. Mix in all the seasonings well. Store in a large container in the fridge or serve and enjoy!

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Helpful Tips for Making Simple Chicken Salad

  • Using a stand mixer to pull chicken is a quick and easy way to make chicken for different recipes. Especially if doing meal prep for the week, this can be a great option for making some different chicken recipes.
  • This recipe is great to make on the weekend and store in the fridge to have for lunch for a few days.
  • This simple chicken salad recipe is perfect for a chicken salad sandwich, to put on top of a salad, or just serve by itself with some crackers.
  • Make sure the chicken breasts are fully cooked before removing from the oven. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.

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Simple Chicken Salad Recipe

This simple chicken salad recipe is perfect for a chicken salad sandwich, on top of a salad, or just served by itself. It includes chicken, mayo, celery, relish, and seasonings to create a delicious, but simple chicken salad recipe!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 tbsp dill relish
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken breast in a pan with 1 tbsp. of olive oil for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until done. The time in the oven will vary on the thickness of the chicken breast, so be sure they are fully cooked before removing from the oven.
  • While the chicken is cooking dice up 4 stalks of celery.
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked remove from the oven.
  • Begin pulling the chicken apart. The easiest way to do this is by using a stand mixer. If you don't have a stand mixer you can use 2 forks to pull the chicken.
  • Add all the pulled chicken into a large bowl.
  • Next, add in the diced celery, 4 tbsp. of dill relish, and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. Mix everything together well!
  • Then, add in 1 tsp. of salt, 2 tsp. of pepper, 1 tsp. of garlic, 1 tsp. of onion powder, and 1 1/2 tsp. of Italian seasoning. Mix in all the seasonings well. Store in a large container in the fridge or serve and enjoy!
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