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Classic Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of those dishes, that when done right, is food perfection. While I love creating variations of the classic, this simple list of ingredients translates into sublime chicken salad. The creaminess of this salad, which puts whole Greek yogurt in the starring role with sour cream and mayonnaise as the supporting players is so much lighter and more delicious than a chicken salad laden with mayo. A quick lunch, a light dinner…I love opening my fridge door and seeing lots of choices for healthy meals!

Chicken salad heaven in our house means toasted bread, a little lettuce and perfectly crisp bacon

Don’t have leftover chicken breasts? Try my recipe for perfect poached chicken everytime.

Poached Chicken Breasts

Classic Chicken Salad
Author: Kate Wagner
Serves: 6
Chicken salad is an ideal “love your leftovers” dish. Get into the habit of poaching a chicken breast or 2 when you are making dinner. It’s so easy at that point to whip up chicken salad, a quesadilla, some soup, a noodle bowl, lettuce wraps, the list goes on and on. And finally, Duke’s Mayo…it’s the only choice in my humble opinion. Happy cooking!
  • 1/2 cup Whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise (I use Duke’s)
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 Celery, minced
  • 2 Scallions, green and white parts, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh herbs, minced (Tarragon, Flat parsley or Basil)
  • 3 cups Shredded chicken breasts (from about 2 chicken breasts)
  1. In a medium bowl place Greek yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise, Kosher salt and Garlic powder. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add celery, scallions, fresh herbs and chicken.
  3. Mix throughly.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 2 days.


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