This is our favorite chicken salad, we’ve been making it for years. This salad is delicious with a wonderful flavor that appeals to many individuals making it a great option for a crowd. This can be served on a croissant or in a bread bowl or over a bed of lettuce. I am sensitive to onion and garlic so we reduce the amount of onion in this recipe and it still tastes great. If you prefer more onion, add at least one additional green onion to the batch of salad.
We often make this for camping trips as it makes a big batch and is easy as it is made ahead and holds well for a number of days. We find it’s also a great picnic recipe for trips to the lake, the pool or to a local ranch for the day. This recipe has been requested so many times, I wanted to share it here. Enjoy!
Favorite Chicken Salad Recipe
- 6 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 3 cups grapes, sliced
- 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1 to 2 green onions, minced
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp sherry
- ½ tsp seasoned salt
- ½ tsp ground pepper
- Stir all ingredients together. Cover and chill salad until ready to serve.
Quick fix tip: Use canned chicken to pull this recipe together quickly. Use nonfat yogurt instead of sour cream for a lighter version.
Adapted from Southern Living Easy Entertaining cookbook.
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