If you love chicken salad from the deli counter, then you should be making your own. Not only is this Easy Chicken Salad Recipe tastier, it’s better for your pocketbook.
Don’t think you have the time? Well, this chicken salad recipe takes about 30 minutes to make.
Plus, you control the ingredients! That means, if you’re gluten free, you know exactly what’s in this chicken salad recipe. You don’t have to worry about gluten when you make your own!
Best of all, I’ll show you how to make this into a chicken salad sandwich recipe using my favorite new gluten free bread!
Your family will love this chicken salad recipe
I had no idea my daughter, Lucie, liked chicken salad. So, when I asked her to be my taste taster and try this chicken salad sandwich recipe, I was thrilled to find that she loved it!
Not only did she finish the chicken salad sandwich I made her, she made herself another one! And then she finished off the leftovers the next day before I had a chance to!
I also like that I usually have most of the ingredients in my refrigerator or pantry. It’s just a matter of picking up a cup of plain Greek yogurt and a rotisserie chicken at Publix.
NEW Udi’s® Gluten Free breads makes chicken salad sandwich recipes even better!
Not only was I surprised that my daughter loved chicken salad, she also loved NEW Udi’s Gluten Free Delicious Soft White Bread. Lucie isn’t gluten free and eats regular white bread. Like me, she found Udi’s new gluten free white bread just as good as the real deal.
Have you seen the NEW Udi’s Gluten Free Delicious Multigrain Sandwich Bread and Delicious Soft White Sandwich Bread at your local Publix? You can find them either in the freezer or gluten free section.
Udi’s delicious and soft gluten free breads now come in a thinner and bigger size (30% larger!) than Udi’s previous version. (This applies to 24-ounce varieties only. There’s also a 12-ounce package.) This new size sure comes in handy for making chicken salad sandwiches!
Udi’s new gluten free bread is also dairy and nut free and has other vitamins and minerals. It’s also certified gluten free.
Be on the lookout for the at-shelf coupon machine featuring an offer of “$1 off Udi’s Gluten Free Bread” in stores from February 26 to March 28 (while supplies last).
This Mama’s tips for making your easy chicken salad recipe
One Publix rotisserie chicken gave me just enough for this chicken salad recipe. So, if you’re hoping for a leftover chicken leg, make sure to buy another chicken!
You can also grill and then chop up some chicken breasts or use canned chicken.
Make sure to finely chop your celery. My daughter said the celery was her favorite part of the chicken salad recipe. I used a hand food chopper to finely chop the celery, which helped save time.
Sweet relish is just finely chopped up sweet pickles. So, if you don’t want to buy a bottle of relish, but like sweet pickles, use them instead.
I used an olive-oil based mayonnaise for this recipe since the brand I like is very tangy and goes well with the Greek yogurt. But you can use whatever type of mayonnaise you prefer.
You can use any type of plain Greek yogurt – full fat, low fat or non-fat.
Make sure to chill the chicken salad for at least an hour so the dried cranberries have time to soften. It does make a difference.
Don’t like dried cranberries? You can leave them out or substitute sliced almonds.
Serve this chicken salad sandwich recipe with carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce leaves.
Easy Chicken Salad Recipe
- 2½ cups chopped rotisserie chicken meat
- 1 cup finely diced celery
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons sweet relish
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- NEW Udi’s Gluten Free Delicious Soft White Bread for serving
- Lettuce leaves for serving
- Combine all ingredients, except bread and lettuce, in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Chill for at least 60 minutes.
- Serve on Udi’s bread with lettuce.
- Serving size: Makes 4-6 Chicken Salad Sandwiches (3/4 to 1 cup per sandwich).