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Chicken Salad Recipe

Lil' Luna
Chicken Salad is perfect for light lunches or picnics at the park! Eat your creamy chicken salad on a croissant, in a salad, or by itself!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 471 kcal


  • 6 chicken breasts cooked and cubed (rotisserie chicken and shredded chicken work too)
  • cups chopped celery
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley


  • In a large bowl, combine chopped chicken and celery.
  • In another bowl, whip cream by hand until thickened. Add lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour dressing over chicken and celery. Add sliced almonds and mix until combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.



Make Ahead: The components can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Store chicken, celery, almonds and parsley in one bowl and dressing in a separate container in the refrigerator. Combine dressing with other ingredients before serving.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 38gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 684mgPotassium: 744mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 376IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe, Chicken Salad, Easy Chicken Salad
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