Crunchy Chicken Salad

Pat Duran


This is my "go to " chicken salad recipe for any party or get together; deli-style.


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 4 cups
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3 c
    cooked chicken , shredded then chopped
  • 1/2 c
    finely diced celery
  • 1/2 c
    water chestnuts, rinsed and drained, then diced
  • 1/4 c
    red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 c
    miracle whip salad dressing or mayonnaise(more or less to make moist)
  • 1 pinch
    ground red pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    each salt and white pepper

How to Make Crunchy Chicken Salad


  1. Shred the chicken(about 3 cups)..
    Combine chicken. celery, water chestnuts, and the next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Stir together the salad dressing, ground red pepper, salt and pepper until well blended; spoon over the chicken mixture, stirring to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
  3. Note: Can use cooked salad shrimp in place of the chicken.

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About Crunchy Chicken Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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