Home Chicken Quick Chicken Salad

Quick Chicken Salad

by Laura

This summer we spent a week on vacation with my parents.  While there, I helped my mom whip up some chicken salad for lunch.  We used canned chicken because it was quick and convenient.  A vacation is suppose to be a vacation, we didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen.  It tasted so good, I had to come home and make a recipe with measurements and all to share with you.
Now, you can always cook chicken and use it in this recipe but like I said, we made it with canned chicken to make life easy.  That is why I gave it the name “QUICK” chicken salad.
Also check out my giveaway page today to see how you can enter to win an iPad2.

Quick Chicken Salad

  • 2 ( 12.5 oz) cans of chicken (or 3 cups diced cooked chicken)
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pecans or cashews, optional
  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken, mayo, grapes, green onion, celery, apple, salt, and pepper.  Combine until well blended.
  2. Serve on rolls, bread, or croissants sprinkle with some cashews or pecans.  This can also be served on a lettuce leaf.

 

You may also like

82 comments

15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. | Civil Attorney Group December 1, 2017 - 9:34 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
My friend-spired Meal plan {week of 4/16/12} – Geroux Crew 2016 September 20, 2017 - 11:56 pm

[…] out on way to Small group at church Chicken Salad sammie for mom before Citizens Police Academy https://www.realmomkitchen.com/7765/quick-chicken-salad/ This is our crunch night for the next few weeks while I have Citizens Academy at the same time as […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. | Divorce Lawyer Team May 28, 2017 - 8:17 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. - Fitness 4 Winners w/ Beachbody May 2, 2017 - 7:35 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – Ebony Cotton April 15, 2017 - 10:19 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – David Hall April 15, 2017 - 10:18 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. | Making The Best April 15, 2017 - 10:18 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – Making The Best April 15, 2017 - 10:17 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. - Viral Plexus April 7, 2017 - 5:06 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
10 Picture book inspired snack ideas - Meal Planning Mommies April 5, 2017 - 11:06 pm

[…] Don’t even get me started on these pinwheel snacks. These wraps cut into pinwheels were DELISH! For 18 different delcious pinwheel recipes you can go here. They also had mini chicken salad croissants.  For a chicken salad croissant recipe you can go here. […]

Reply
Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas – Amber Lately January 7, 2017 - 6:19 pm

[…] Quick Chicken Salad – I’ve had many a different chicken salads, and this one is by far my favorite. I make a big batch of this every couple of weeks and it’s a great go-to for lunch time. I just make sure to use a Whole30 approved mayo to keep it compliant. You can eat it with croissants (which aren’t healthy), or just straight out of a bowl. It’s that good. In fact, I’m eating it right now as I work on this post. […]

Reply
9 tips for a budget- and kidney-friendly diet | dialysisgal December 28, 2016 - 4:56 pm

[…] meats. Eggs also last a while in the refrigerator. Chicken is a healthy source of lean protein and chicken salad can include fresh produce such as celery and grapes. A few nuts give crunch without adding too […]

Reply
Georgie December 6, 2016 - 8:35 am

Always up for a GoTo recipe.. This sounds so good…. Thanks

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – Viral Hit List December 6, 2016 - 5:18 am

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – Yes Viral December 6, 2016 - 4:55 am

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. | UpGags December 1, 2016 - 4:50 am

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. - Hot News November 30, 2016 - 6:54 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – Buzz AffCart November 30, 2016 - 1:23 pm

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
15 delicious ways to reduce food waste. – BuzzNet November 30, 2016 - 11:55 am

[…] 9. Chicken salad […]

Reply
Whole30 Meal Plan: Week 4 – Amber Lately November 27, 2016 - 6:03 pm

[…] Lunch: Quick Chicken Salad. […]

Reply
Whole30 Meal Plan: Week 1 – Amber Lately November 27, 2016 - 6:02 pm

[…]  Lunch: Homemade Chicken Salad. […]

Reply
8 Tasty Whole30 Recipes – Amber Lately November 27, 2016 - 6:02 pm

[…] Quick Chicken Salad // Protein salad is a huge staple when you’re doing the Whole30. You can make big batches, […]

Reply
Whole30 Meal Plan: Week 2 – Amber Lately October 12, 2016 - 2:46 pm

[…] Chicken salad. Just make sure you are using Whole30 approved mayo and cutting out the croissant. I make 2-3 […]

Reply
Whole30 Meal Plan: Week 3 – Amber Lately August 17, 2016 - 10:08 am

[…] Lunch: Chicken Salad. […]

Reply
Natalie April 4, 2016 - 9:29 am

I make this for my family all the time. How I am making it for my MOPS group. How many servings are in this recipe?

Reply
Becka August 23, 2015 - 10:03 am

I didn’t feel like cooking one night and was wanting to make something that was quick & easy. After having a sample of chicken salad at Costco using canned chicken I decided to look for a recipe. I found yours & it sounded good… It turned out delicious! It was better than I expected! I didn’t care for the chunky texture of the canned chicken so I just used me Chop n’ Stir to shred it up. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing. ☺

Reply
dick August 22, 2015 - 2:38 pm

mmmmmmmm i add jizz to mine , taste good either way but i prefer my way.

Reply
Back to School Teen Home Lunch - Hearty Sandwiches - My Pinterventures August 11, 2015 - 11:54 pm

[…] basic chicken salad just won’t do. This Quick Chicken Salad @Real Mom Kitchen is packed with grapes, green onions, pecans, celery, and apples.Yum-o-licious! […]

Reply
Erlene August 11, 2015 - 6:42 pm

My kids love taking sandwiches to school, but they’re older and like a more hearty sandwich. I think this will be perfect for them. I hope you don’t mind if I use this in a back to school lunch round-up with a link back.

Reply
6 Summer Preps Anyone Can Do - Preppers Survive June 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm

[…] Chicken Grape Salad […]

Reply
Janet Coker May 16, 2015 - 1:52 am

I used 2 cans of 10 oz. Canned chunk chicken. I added almost a cup of Miracle whip, a touch of mustard and I chopped some zesty pickles instead of relish. I also finely chopped a little red onion, added mostly pepper, not salt because the canned foods usuallt have enough a
ready, and I put in quite a bit of paprika. After tasting it, I decided to add just a touch of horseradish. After it sat for a few hours, it was amazing. I used the ingredients I had avsilable and made the recipe my own.

Reply
Weekending - Perpetually Daydreaming February 23, 2015 - 3:02 am

[…] Recipe and Photo via […]

Reply
Recipe Hall of Fame » Quick Chicken Salad November 7, 2014 - 11:16 pm

[…] Click HERE for the preparation instructions […]

Reply
Main Courses | Southern Food and Beverage Museum July 29, 2014 - 11:19 am

[…] Recipe from Real Mom Kitchen […]

Reply
Linda April 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm

This looks yummy. I am going to make it.

Reply
Kiersten April 4, 2014 - 7:26 am

I was wondering if you knew approx how many sandwiches this would make if I put on rolls. That way I know whether to double or triple – I have a baby shower I’m using this recipe for. TIA!

Reply
Laura April 14, 2014 - 8:31 am

I would say enough for 6 large croissants. All depends on who full you like to fill them.

Reply
Mary April 1, 2014 - 8:16 pm

It is so easy to can your own chicken! Was very surprised myself first time. This makes it easier to pick a jar off the shelf to make the salad. Try it, you’ll like it! Just be sure to use a pressure canner for meat. Lots of guidance on the web for how – to.

Reply
linda November 26, 2013 - 8:05 am

craisins and sunflower seeds are awesome in this recipe.

Reply
My Devotional Thoughts | Menu Plan Monday–Pinterest Inspired (8/6-8/11) September 3, 2013 - 9:55 pm

[…] Quick Chicken SaladGreen lettuce salad […]

Reply
Tricia August 9, 2013 - 10:44 pm

add a little honey for some extra sweetness

Reply
Tricia August 9, 2013 - 10:42 pm

add some honey for a little extra sweetness~delish!!

Reply
restaurant Fort Lauderdale July 3, 2013 - 3:24 am

We tried this out yesterday and it was amazing. My wife loved it, the kids could not stop eating and as you have said, it was very quick and easy to prepare. We also added cheese and it was just perfect. This is going to be a regular on our table. Thank you for this recipe.

Reply
Alyssa April 30, 2013 - 11:40 am

I know a restaurant owner who is famous for her delicious chicken salad recipes. This is almost EXACTLY the same as one of my favorites of hers! So yummy!

Reply
April V February 12, 2013 - 3:00 pm

The best I’ve EVER had !!

Reply
Megan January 24, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Chicken out of a can…… go America.

Reply
Maamaabear January 7, 2013 - 10:39 am

Thanks for sharing this with us. We made this over the weekend and it was fabulous!
It will be a regular in our house.
Thanks!

Reply
Leslie October 23, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Mari try using Rotisserie chicken any flavor…it is delicious!

Reply
Pinterest pins I have actually done (and liked). « talesoffruitandcake October 19, 2012 - 7:11 am

[…] “Chicken” Salad Sandwich. I made this with Quron fake chicken cutlets. Delish! […]

Reply
Menu Plan Monday-My First Healthy Menu in Forever | Jen's Journey October 17, 2012 - 7:23 am

[…] Chicken salad sandwiches and pita chips with spicy jalapeno […]

Reply
Sue October 16, 2012 - 7:28 pm

I have not made this exact recipe, but I have one my family loves that is very similar, the difference being adding a little pickle relish. I use the sweet and then you get that sweetened taste with the chicken salad. I serve on crescent rolls.

Reply
Back-to-School No Bake Challenge and Giveaway | Real Mom Kitchen September 28, 2012 - 6:15 am

[…] the remaining baguette and half rotisserie chicken, you could whip up some quick chicken salad for lunch the next […]

Reply
Menu Plan {August 27th-September 2nd} « Making Time For Mom August 27, 2012 - 6:43 am

[…] Quick Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Rate this:Share this with your friends:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this. Tagged: dinner […]

Reply
Quick and Easy Chicken Salad | NancyCreative April 16, 2012 - 9:55 pm

[…] originally saw this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it out! It’s from Real Mom Kitchen, and it’s a very quick and easy–as well as tasty–chicken salad that’s perfect for […]

Reply
mari April 9, 2012 - 7:42 am

love how easy this recipe is to put together. made it exactly as written, however my family and i thought it was very bland. will have to play around with this recipe before i serve to company.

Reply
mindy June 2, 2012 - 10:36 pm

I agree, it wasn’t as flavorful or as sweet as I expected. I added extra grapes and apples. My kids (16 and 8 yr old) loved it though… 🙂

Reply
Corinne September 17, 2012 - 7:10 pm

I make a very similar chicken salad but I use (a lot of) dill instead of green onion and I mix a little sweet honey mustard with the mayo for a bit more flavor. It’s delicious. 🙂

Reply
Corinne September 17, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Actually I don’t use the apples either.

Reply
Chicken Salad- Lunchbox Inspiration March 26, 2012 - 8:00 am

[…] out this simple chicken salad recipe that can be prepared in advance to make quick lunches over on Real Mom Kitchen. Article by Kristy Still is the creator of Mommy Hates Cooking, where she shares her love/hate […]

Reply
donna b March 22, 2012 - 12:32 pm

I want to use this delicious sounding recipe tomorrow. I will be serving 5 women and any left overs for my husband….how many does this recipe serve??? Please answer ASAP! Thanks!

Reply
molly March 1, 2012 - 8:41 pm

I make mine just like this recipe except i use half miracle whip salad dressing and half mayonnaise

Reply
Courtney January 23, 2012 - 7:18 am

Hi! I like to add a little dill to mine. I love mine with extra grapes and I have also addes candied pecans. YUMMY!!

Reply
Terry Sills January 21, 2012 - 4:57 pm

This is really similar to my recipe, but I use Hellman’s Mayo and add several diced eggs to the mixture! Really yummy!!!

Reply
Sherrie January 14, 2012 - 4:35 pm

This is very similar to the way I make mine. However, I don’t use celery or apple. I do add garlic powder and onion powder. I’ve also used walnuts before…super yummy! It’s GREAT inside a pita pocket, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Reply
susan January 8, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Delicious recipe! Before adding apples, I soaked them in water with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.

Reply
Phyllis December 28, 2011 - 6:41 am

I use a mixture of half mayo and half sour cream with some lemon squeezed. Mix it up and add your other things and it is soooo good!!

Reply
Megan L December 3, 2011 - 1:09 pm

This is basically how I make mine but without apples. Sooo yummy! I normally use rotisserie chicken or roast my own breasts when the split breasts go on sale, but canned chicken will definitely work, too! I love using croissants as a special treat!

Reply
rebecca November 29, 2011 - 10:57 am

I just made these for lunch today and they were so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. They will be perfect for those 100 degree summer nights 🙂

Reply
Lori Riddle November 26, 2011 - 5:28 am

I love chicken salad. I will be giving this recipe a try this weekend, but I will be using my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. What a great way to use up all those leftovers!

Reply
kristen November 21, 2011 - 6:12 pm

Love this and I throw in a touch of cayenne pepper..SO good!!

Reply
Hannah November 8, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Just saw this posted on Pinterest and it looks amazing – and easy, the best part. Not sure about the canned chicken part but our grocery store sells an awesome rotisserie chicken so I think I’ll substitute that. Thanks!

Reply
Alida October 24, 2011 - 9:26 am

This is one of my favorite quick dinners or lunches. I like to use a rotissere chicken. So good!

Reply
Robin October 14, 2011 - 9:16 am

This is exactly how I make my chicken salad (Except I usually use my own roasted chicken)! EVERYBODY in my family loves it, even my super-picky nine year old son. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Reply
Evelyn Scoot September 3, 2011 - 8:57 am

What a versatile recipe !! thanx so much for sharing….

Reply
Kim September 2, 2011 - 5:19 pm

Believe it or not, i love canned chicken… lol This is just the way i like my chicken salad…… do you make your own mayo? You should try it sometime, i will never go back to jarred….. EVER!

Reply
Liz November 21, 2011 - 7:56 pm

How do you make your own mayo? Can’t wait to try this recipe… might try it with Craisins too sometime. That sounds good as well. 🙂

Reply
Alice September 27, 2013 - 8:55 am

Do you have an easy recipe for mayonaise?

Reply
Christina September 1, 2011 - 10:08 pm

I just ordered your cookbook, can’t wait to try the recipes!

Reply
Audrey September 1, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Chicken salad is an awesome way to use leftover chicken 🙂 I also like to use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise for a different flavor.

Reply
Shelley C September 1, 2011 - 11:16 am

I’ve made this with craizins and used a wrap….seems very versitile to whatever floats your boat! 🙂

Reply
Kaia September 1, 2011 - 10:43 am

This is a yummy recipe but we tried using poppyseed dressing instead of mayo and it was amazing!!!! Just thought I would share this fun twist!!!

Reply
Kati @ Around the Plate September 1, 2011 - 7:42 am

Yummy! This is one of my favorite meals. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

Reply

Leave a Comment