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Chicken Salad in a bowl with spoons.

Classic Chicken Salad 

Shredded chicken, dill pickles, and crunchy celery smothered in a deliciously creamy dressing.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 1 hour
Servings 6 serves
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 4 celery ribs, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup finely diced dill pickles
  • 3 to 4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • sliced green onions, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine prepared chicken, celery, pickles, lettuce, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest; stir to combine.
  2. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, and dijon mustard; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Taste for seasonings and flavors; adjust accordingly.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

  5. Or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  6. Garnish with parsley and green onions; serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 3

 

NET CARBS: 3 g

 

CAN I FREEZE CHICKEN SALAD

Nutrition Facts
Classic Chicken Salad 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 1057mg44%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.