Best Chicken Salad Recipe

This Chicken Salad Recipe is easy to make with only a handful of simple ingredients. Serve as chicken salad sandwiches or on top of a bed of greens for a delicious, flavorful and light summertime meal!

– 2 pounds cooked chicken breast (cubed or shredded) (4 Cups) 1 cup mayonnaise* 1 Tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup celery (finely diced, about 3 stalks celery) 2 Tablespoons onion (finely diced) ½ cup red bell pepper (finely diced)



In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, paprika, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, onion and red pepper (if desired). Add mayonnaise mixture to chicken mixture. Stir until evenly combined.

Taste and adjust salt and pepper if desired. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve as chicken salad sandwiches, wraps, over a bed of greens or with crackers for dipping.

Notes If you use pre-cooked chicken that is diced (for example, rotisserie chicken), 1 cup of mayonnaise will be great. 

If you cook your own chicken and shred it, you may need to add an extra 2-4 Tablespoons mayonnaise to achieve the proper moistness.