The Best Chicken Salad Recipe

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The Best Chicken Salad

John Carlucci


This is a great go to recipe for either an appetizer, lunch or even a main meal.

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20 Min
1 Hr
Food Processor


2 medium
chicken breast halves
2 stalk(s)
celery chopped
1 small
sweet onion quartered
2 c
raisins or craisins
1 medium
diced apple (gala,fuji, honeycrisp)
1 c
mayonnaise, light
4 oz
vanilla yogurt (activia)
1 Tbsp
dill weed
1/2 c
chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground pepper


1Place your chicken breasts in a cold 3 quart pot of cold water. Bring to a boil, than turn off the heat and let cool. If time is a problem boil the chicken 15 to 20 min. or until done.
2Chop up your celery, apple, and quarter your onion and set aside. Cover and refrigerate if you are waiting for your chicken to cool or wait until you are ready to put the salad together
3When the chicken has cooled, cut into pieces to place into the food processor. Add your onion, mayo, yogurt and salt and pepper. Pulse ingredients to well mixed.
4Place mixed ingredients into a large bowl. Add the rest your ingredients and mix well by hand. If too stiff, add more mayo but not too much. Refrigerate 1 hour. Taste, salt and pepper if needed and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy