Rice-a-Roni Chicken Salad

Easy Rice-a-Roni Chicken Salad is so flavorful and perfect for any gathering. It’s our favorite way to enjoy chicken salad!

Serve Rice-a-Roni Chicken Salad scooped up inside a Homemade dinner roll with a bowl of Brussel sprout salad at any function or gathering. For a lighter meal, try eating it with chopped up romaine lettuce in a salad form. 

Rice-a-Roni Chicken Salad served in a homemade rolls alongside pasta salad on a white plate

Easy chicken salad

This quick and easy chicken salad is a recipe my family has been making for a reaaallllly long time! We couldn’t remember where we got the recipe, but only know that everyone loves it. For my family, the hubby loves it, and ALL the kiddo love, which means it’s a keeper! We especially love to make these Rice-a-Roni Chicken Salad sandwiches for get togethers, including bridal and baby showers.

It’s a very simple recipe to make and is a great “chicken salad” recipe to make for parties. It is also a great lunch idea and stores well (if there are any leftovers). Because of that, we make it pretty often.

You can use rolls from the store if you are short on time. To make this recipe extra phenomenal I paired it with our Homemade Dinner Rolls. Either way you make it, it’s sure to be a hit!

Chicken salad served in a white bowl

Quick and easy salad

MIX. Make RICE-A-RONI as directed on box. Add drained can of chicken. Mix together in a bowl.

SEASON. Add mayonnaise and lemon pepper and mix well.

Add to warm rolls and ENJOY!

Variations + SToring Info

Feel free to change up the ingredients and flavors to your liking. Here are some other ingredients you could try:

  • Curry powder
  • Chopped celery
  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Parsley 
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa 
  • Pesto sauce
  • Chopped water chesnuts
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Slices of lettuce

STORE leftovers in an airtight container. Leftovers of this chicken salad will stay good for up to 4 days in the fridge. I wouldn’t freeze the leftovers because of the mayonnaise in the recipe. The mayonnaise will separate if heated up again from frozen. 

Prepare this chicken salad about 3-4 days ahead of time. Prepare everything, mix it all together, and keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

Close up of chicken salad served in a roll on a white plate

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Rice A Roni Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Easy Rice-a-Roni Chicken Salad is so flavorful and perfect for any gathering. It's our favorite way to enjoy chicken salad!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 470 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls or Homemade Rolls
  • 1 box Chicken RICE-A-RONI
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise (however much you like, we use about 1/2 cup)
  • Lemon Pepper
  • 1 cup chicken shredded

Instructions
 

  • Make RICE-A-RONI as directed on box. Add drained can of chicken. Mix together in a bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise and lemon pepper and mix well.
  • Add to warm rolls and ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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