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Best Chicken Salad | Life, Love, and Good Food

The Best Chicken Salad? Yes, oh yes, indeed! I was so excited to find this recipe on Food Network recently. Forgive me if I sound a bit boastful, but I do believe this really is the best chicken salad I’ve ever made! The secret to what makes it so good is using a combination of fresh herbs and a little fresh lemon juice in the dressing, and the secret to what makes this recipe so easy is using my KitchenAid mixer to shred the chicken in just minutes. (Thanks, Lindsay, for the tip!)

Best Chicken Salad | Life, Love, and Good Food

Tip: Using fresh herbs is best, but in a pinch dried rosemary or dill will also work. And if you don’t have shallots, using a little sweet onion is also a good substitute.

Yield: 8 servings

Best Chicken Salad

Best Chicken Salad | Life, Love, and Good Food

The Best Chicken Salad — fresh herbs make this chicken salad extra tasty. Serve with crackers and fresh fruit or as sandwich filling on your favorite bread.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in a baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until done.
  2. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before shredding, if using the KitchenAid mixer technique.
  3. To shred with your KitchenAid mixer, cut each chicken breast into 3-4 pieces. Place into the mixing bowl and insert paddle attachment. Mix at lowest speed for about a minute, then slowly increase speed and mix until chicken is shredded evenly, just 2-3 minutes. Remove bowl from mixer stand.
  4. To the bowl, add celery, scallions and herbs. Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the chicken mixture and stir gently until the chicken is coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Food Network

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g

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Kerri

Friday 25th of January 2019

This chicken salad is amazing; my favorite.

sheilathigpen

Friday 25th of January 2019

So glad you liked the recipe!It's one of my favorites, too.

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