Chicken Salad Recipe

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This is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! There is no way to describe how good this chicken salad is – you will have to make it and see. Believe me when I say this chicken salad is simply delicious.

Chicken Salad Recipe




This is probably the best dish Hubby has ever made, and that is really saying something! My husband is an excellent cook with some really creative ideas! If you would like to receive the Ann’s Entitled Life’s free newsletter, click here!

Hubby has made this recipe hundreds of times. I list the weight for this one as he finds it easier to do the dressing for this chicken salad recipe by weight on a kitchen scale. Because people had asked, he converted to the traditional cup measurement for me.

Hubby recently bought a sous vide cooker (because we needed another kitchen gadget in our house *insert eye roll*) and made the chicken for this recipe with the sous vide cooker instead of making poached chicken.

The chicken turned out very soft, very tender, and the chicken salad was still excellent. I prefer the poached chicken but if you have a sous vide cooker and make your cooked chicken that way, it works too!

We have used plain sunflower seeds and honey sunflower seeds in this recipe many times. The honey flavored gives a touch more “sweet”, both are excellent choices.

Chicken Salad Recipe Dressing Ingredients:

1 cup (6oz by scale weight) Mayonnaise
1/2 cup (4oz by scale weight) Sour Cream
2 TBSP (1oz by scale weight) Dijon Mustard
1 TBSP Dill Weed
2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp White Pepper
5 tsp Lemon Juice

Salad Ingredients:

3 cups chopped Poached Chicken
1 cup finely chopped Celery
4 TBSP finely chopped Green Onions
1/2 cup shelled Sunflower Seeds

Chicken Salad Mise en Place:

• Two Bowls (one small, one large)
• Cutting Board
• Knife
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Spatula or Spoon

This is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! There is no way to describe how good this chicken salad is – you will have to make it and see. Believe me when I say this chicken salad is simply delicious.


Chicken Salad Recipe Salad Directions:

• Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, dill weed, sugar, white pepper, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix all dressing ingredients together.

This is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! There is no way to describe how good this chicken salad is – you will have to make it and see. Believe me when I say this chicken salad is simply delicious.


• Cut your cool, poached chicken into bite size pieces.

This is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! There is no way to describe how good this chicken salad is – you will have to make it and see. Believe me when I say this chicken salad is simply delicious.


• Add all salad ingredients (poached chicken, celery, green onions, and sunflower seeds) to the mixed dressing.
• Mix together well.

This is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! There is no way to describe how good this chicken salad is – you will have to make it and see. Believe me when I say this chicken salad is simply delicious.


• Chill for at least two hours before serving.


Chicken Salad Recipe

This is the BEST chicken salad recipe EVER! There is no way to describe how good this chicken salad is – you will have to make it and see. Believe me when I say this chicken salad is simply delicious.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

Dressing:

1 cup Mayonnaise (6oz by scale weight)
½ cup Sour Cream (4oz by scale weight)
2 TBSP Dijon Mustard (1oz by scale weight)
1 TBSP Dill Weed
2 tsp Sugar
½ tsp White Pepper
5 tsp Lemon Juice

Salad:

3 cups chopped Poached Chicken
1 cup finely chopped Celery
4 TBSP finely chopped Green Onions
½2 cup shelled Sunflower Seeds

Directions:

• Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, dill weed, sugar, white pepper, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix all dressing ingredients together.
• Cut your cool, poached chicken into bite size pieces.
• Add all salad ingredients (poached chicken, celery, green onions, and sunflower seeds) to the mixed dressing.
• Mix together well.
• Chill for at least two hours before serving.

Makes 6 servings Chicken Salad

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Comments

  1. mmmmm I love chicken salad and this one looks delicious! Im gonna have to try it 🙂

  2. Wow! This sounds fabulous! Thanks for the recipe. Have a good week.
    FABBY

  3. Looks so good, I have printed the recipe and hopefully will be making this soon…………….Thank you andi

  4. This looks so yummy! I’m a total sucker for a good chicken salad. I would love for you to come link up to my party and follow along! alivedinhome.blogspot.com

  5. Hi Ann Just stopping in to let you know that I have made and posted on my blog thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com We both enjoyed this as a lunch………….and thank you for a wonderful recipe. Have a great long weekend Andi

  6. How many servings was this?

  7. Made this today & I love it! Made exactly as written except I did use less dill & it’s still great!

    • I am glad you enjoyed it, @Janien. We love it so much, Hubby makes it at least once per month!

      Ann

      • May I ask how many carbs are in this? I’m on a low carb diet, and am looking for a good chicken salad recipe that I can eat with the family. Thank you.

        • I have no idea, Melvina. If you have access to a carb convertor, plug in the ingredients and see what it says.

          Ann

        • Go to livestron.;com ; they have a tool for putting in recipes and getting the nutritional infor including carbs and calories. Actually about the only carbs in this are in the mayo and a few in the sour cream so not much

  8. I’ve never made chicken salad with dill weed or sunflower seeds. I could just imagine the flavor the dill weed adds and the nice subtle crunch from the sunflower seeds! Thanks for sharing on The Living with Style Linky Party!

  9. Ann, I can’t wait to try your recipe! Pinning! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

  10. celeste wood says:

    okay, I just made this recipe, I even poached the chicken according to the recipe and I must tell you without a doubt this is a fantastic Chicken Salad! It now sits in the fridge waiting for the 2 hours to blend all those flavors together but I cheated! I already tasted it and it is marvelous! in 2 hours my taste buds will be even happier! lol, thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I will continue to make my chicken salad this way from now on!

    • Celeste I am so glad you liked it! I think the poached chicken is the key, although the dill weed is the “secret” ingredient.

      Ann

  11. celeste wood says:

    this really is the best chicken salad ever! My 19 year old son ate almost every bit of it! His Twin was able to make a sandwich and I sampled it with some crackers, this is so delicious I am in the process of making it again!Thanks so much for such a fabulous recipe!

  12. I made this once already and I loved the flavor. I wasn’t sure if you used fresh or dried dill, so I did cut back on that since I used dried. Just curious which you normally use?

    • Hi Phil,

      We use dried normally. It is a lot of dill, but (IMO) that is what really makes this chicken salad so good – well that and the poached chicken.

      Ann

  13. I made as directed, without a doubt, absolutely outstanding. In the future, I will try various substitutes/alterations for the mayo & sour cream (because I wanted to devour all of it with less calories). Hubby said “this is by far the best you’ve ever made (he lives to eat and I eat to live :o))LOL

    • I am so glad you and your Hubby liked it, Karen.

      To me, this is the best dish my husband has ever made – and that is really saying something (my husband is an excellent cook).

      Ann

  14. Made this today. Did Not use the dill, we are not fans of dill, or the sunflower seeds, I didn’t have any. It was still great! I love the dressing. i used only about half of the dressing . I will use the other half with some tuna. I think it will taste amazing. Thank you for this !

  15. Could you revert the chicken back to pound/ounces? I’m not good at determining how many breasts to use for 3 cups and it obviously depends on the size of the breasts.

  16. I made this as recipe instructs. Loved it. Amazing flavor. Thanks for sharing

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