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Classic Chicken Salad

A creamy classic chicken salad recipe with tender pieces of chicken, sweet craisins, crunchy celery, and bright green onions. A sandwich filling winner!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken salad, craisins, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 cups


  • large mixing bowl


  • 12 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced (about 2½ cups)
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup craisins (dried cranberries)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp dried mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder (optional)


  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until well coated in the mayo.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste.
  • If you like your chicken salad quite cold, refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.