Easy Chicken or Tuna Salad

Jeanne Benavidez


This was one of the first dishes I learned to prepare MANY years ago when I was just getting interested in cooking. I know that there a many variations of chicken salad but this is the way my Mom did it so that's the way I do it.


★★★★★ 1 vote

2 - 4
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1
    large can chunk chicken or tuna
  • 2 Tbsp
    dill pickle relish
  • 1
    small onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 c
    celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    bell pepper, finely diced (any color)
  • 1/2 c
    black or green olives, chopped
  • 3
    hard boiled eggs
  • 3 Tbsp
    salad dressing or mayo
  • 2
    small roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 c
    shredded lettuce

How to Make Easy Chicken or Tuna Salad


  1. In medium bowl, combine chicken or tuna, pickle relish, onion, celery, bell pepper, olives,and tomatoes. . Stir gently to combine.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the hard boiled eggs into the mixture.
  3. Add the salad dressing and gently fold all ingredients together
  4. If serving immediately, fold in the lettuce; if not, fold it in just before serving.
  5. This is great served in a hollowed out tomato, on your favorite bread or wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Use your imagination.

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About Easy Chicken or Tuna Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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