How to Cook Chicken Salad Quickly [Easy & Delicious Recipes]

Author: rahat hossain
October 18, 2023

It’s hot outside, so a chicken salad is a refreshing meal. This dish may be prepared quickly and easily. Avocados are the hidden component. The avocado gives the meal a creamy texture and a rich flavor.

Chicken salad is a classic dish for any outdoor gathering. If you’re a fan of chicken salad, you have to try this modern take on a classic. Chicken salad’s close relatives are another salad made with chicken and another made with tuna. Both are made with ground meat, eggs, and spices.

In comparison to other recipes I’ve tested, this one is far quicker. I can make it whenever I want because it calls for staples I always have in the kitchen. I think you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do.

What is Chicken Salad?

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Mayonnaise, chopped raw chicken meat, egg yolks, salt, and pepper are the seasonings and ingredients that go into making chicken salad.

A tasty dish known as chicken salad is created by combining ground chicken with mayonnaise, celery, green onions, and various additional seasonings. Immigrants from Turkey who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s are credited with originating and developing this recipe.

Tools or equipment we need

We need a bowl for mixing ingredients, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, dill, parsley, and capers. Then we mix all these ingredients using our hands.

The tools you need to make chicken salad include a blender, cutting board, knife, measuring cups, and mixing bowl. If you don’t have these items, you may want to purchase them at your local grocery store.

How to make chicken salad?

Chicken salad is delicious because it has a lot of flavors, such as onion, celery, and mayonnaise. To prepare chicken salad:

  1. Cut up some cold roast chicken breast into small pieces.
  2. Mix them with chopped vegetables like onions, celery, and carrots.
  3. Mix all these ingredients with mayonnaise until they become well-blended.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Recipe 1(Oven Baked)

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Serving: 6 people
  • Cooking Difficulty: Easy
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course type: Main course
  • Calories: 302

Nutrition Information

  • 302 CALORIES
  • 9g FAT.
  • 22g CARBS
  • 33g PROTEIN


  • Approximately 4 cups of chopped chicken that has been previously frozen
  • Mayonnaise, half a cup (for more, see Kelly’s notes)
  • Two tsp. of mustard, preferably Dijon
  • One Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • To sweeten, use 2 tsp.
  • Diced celery, 1/2 cup
  • 14 cups of diced onions
  • Chopped fresh dill, two tablespoons
  • 1 cup grated cheese


Combine the ground chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, sugar, celery, scallions, cheese, and dill in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

To season the chicken salad, taste it and add salt and pepper.

Put in the oven and bake for half an hour at 350 degrees.


I like my chicken salad with much less mayo than the standard recipe, but I adjust accordingly. It’s recommended to boost the mayonnaise to 2/3 cup to achieve a rich and creamy texture in the chicken salad.

For me, chicken salad improves with time in the fridge. Therefore this recipe was developed with the idea that it would be delicious even after two days in the refrigerator.

Recipe 2(Air Fried)

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Serving: 10 people
  • Cooking Difficulty: tricky
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course type: Main course
  • Calories: 296

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving: 1 calorie: 296 Total Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fats: 0g, Unsaturated Fat: 13g,  Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 584mg, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 23g


  • Four cups of cooked white and dark chicken meat
  • The equivalent of one cup of pickle relish
  • one-half cup of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • Salt of celery, one teaspoon
  • Black pepper, one teaspoon


  • White and dark chicken flesh from leftovers is combined in a food processor.
  • Stir with some black pepper and celery salt.
  • Cover and pulse with everything in the bowl until the chicken is finely chopped and everything is incorporated.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Place the mixed ingredients in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, and then serve.
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Recipe 3( Deep fried)

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Serving: 4 people
  • Cooking Difficulty: tricky
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course type: Main course
  • Calories: 140


  • 1 lb Chicken slices
  • Massive Tomatoes, Sized 2
  • one medium onion
  • Two or three green peppers
  • One red pepper in half
  • One garlic clove
  • Parsley and mint (optionally purple basil)
  • One tablespoon of red pepper paste (you can use sweet red pepper if you don’t like it spicy).
  • Three tablespoons of olive oil.
  • salt
  • A teaspoon of dried mint


  1. Put the chicken breasts in a large pot or pan, and then pour cold water over them until they are covered by approximately an inch. Salt should be added to the water. You are welcome to add aromatics of your choosing as an optional extra. Please refer to my recipe for poached chicken for further information.
  2. Adjust the temperature to medium and keep it there until it achieves a low boil. After that, turn the heat down to a low setting and cover the pan. Allow the chicken to cook over low heat for eight to twelve minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the chicken out of the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Then put it in the refrigerator to chill.
  3. Place the chicken once it has cooled down on a chopping board and cut it into pieces that are half an inch in size.
  4. Prepare the celery, green onion, grapes, parsley, and tarragon by dicing and slicing them. Together with the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice, these ingredients should be put into a bowl and mixed. Add a little salt and pepper before serving.
  5. Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly by thoroughly mixing them. Please place it in the refrigerator to chill until you are ready to serve it.

How to store the recipe?

How to store the recipe?
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To store chicken salad, put them into a plastic bag and place them inside another. The double bagging process ensures the meat stays fresh for weeks in the refrigerator.

What did everyone think about the recipe?

People chose this recipe as a guideline, especially the spices. Some people said they needed to add some garlic and used egg noodles instead of barley. It was fresh-tasting but was missing something. Other than that, this is a great way to use up the chicken.

Expert Tips

  • One option is to season all the tenderloins with paprika, while the other is to strengthen them with Dijon mustard.
  • Both the paprika and dijon versions are fan favorites at our house.
  • The temperature of the chicken is measured to ensure you cook it thoroughly.
  • To achieve a crispier bacon texture, broil for 2 minutes in the latter stages of cooking.
  • Let the seasonings sit for about 20 minutes.

Variations you can make

Aside from the specified components, you have some leeway to experiment with both the final product’s consistency and flavor.

  • Change up the nuts. Make this dish with pecans or walnuts instead of almonds.
  • Toss the fruit around. Instead of using grapes, you might replace the grapes with chopped apples, dried cranberries, or dried cherries.
  • Swap with the onions. You can use finely diced red onions for the green onions if you want if you don’t care for green onions.
  • Increase the amount of cream. Replace the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt, or use a combination of the two.

Also, we recommend you to read our Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats and try them yourself. We hope you will like them.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What temp should you cook Chicken Tenderloin?

Chicken tenderloins are best served at an internal temperature of 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit.

How long does a chicken fillet take to cook?

You can cook chicken for about an hour if you marinate it first. You will need to check how thick the meat is before cooking, which depends on how much fat there is inside.

How healthy is chicken salad?

Chicken salad is made of highly lean meat with almost no fat. They’re delicious, served rare, and can be seasoned however you like.

What is the difference between a chicken breast and a tenderloin?

A chicken breast is a whole-cooked chicken with no skin or bones. The chicken tenderloins are usually cut into bite-sized pieces, which makes them easier to eat.

Are chicken tenderloins white meat?

Yes, chicken tenderloins are considered white meats.


Chicken salad is the ultimate summertime comfort dish in my book. It’s rich, satisfying, and brimming with the flavors of spring. Whenever you take a bite, you’ll taste the tang of grapes, the sweetness of Dijon mustard, and the crunch of celery.

The best part? It requires little effort in the kitchen and is great for a quick dinner. However, the herbs are the show’s true star in creating the best chicken salad. Plus, I added my special touch with some tarragon. So don’t hesitate any longer and give it a shot.

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