Easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Salad (Two-Ways)

Chicken salad is one of my favorite easy dishes to make. It’s great for lunch served on sandwich bread or on top of a leafy salad, or you can make a big bowl full and bring it with you to a lunchtime event. My chicken salad is always a big hit at parties!

Spring is the perfect time for chicken salad, because it’s light, fresh and so easy… you can get back to your spring-cleaning or your spring-tanning in no time. I’ve given two recipes because I know there are many mayo-haters out there and I don’t want to offend anyone. Those mayo-haters can be pretty ruthless. 😉 Anyway, get both delicious recipes below!

Pineapple Chicken Salad

 

  • 1 cup shredded chicken (I use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple tidbits + 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup celery, about 3 ribs (finely chopped)
  • 3 tbsp of slivered almonds (toasted… this is important for flavor and crunch)
  • 2 tbsp of lite mayo (or regular, whatever you prefer… you can also substitute for Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste [not counting as an ingredient 😉 ]

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. For best results, let cool in the refrigerator a few hours before serving.

Avocado Chicken Salad

  • 1 cup shredded chicken (I use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 avocado (cored & chopped)
  • 3 tbsp of cilantro (or culantro)
  • 3 tbsp of red onions
  • 1 tbsp of light sour cream (optional, this is for added creaminess)
  • salt and pepper to taste [not counting as an ingredient 😉 ]

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. For best results, let cool in the refrigerator a few hours before serving.

Hope you get the chance to try these out. Please let me know if you end up making either of these.

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Tara Wikoff | CW44 Tampa Bay

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