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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
Keyword celery, chicken salad recipe, classic chicken salad, creamy chicken, easy chicken salad recipe, holiday recipes, pickles, potluck recipes, salad dressings, summer picnic recipe
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*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1057mg 44%
Potassium 500mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.