Easy Chicken Salad

    yield: 4 servings
    prep time: 10 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill

    Chicken salad is so versatile. It’s fancy enough to serve at parties yet simple enough for weekday lunches. You’ll like the ease of preparation with this one because it uses store-bought rotisserie chicken. I actually think rotisserie chicken makes a better-tasting chicken salad, so it’s a win-win.

    • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (see Note)
    • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
    • ¼ cup diced onions
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons dill relish
    • Salt and ground black pepper
    • Lettuce leaves or baby spinach, for serving (optional)

    1. Place the chicken, celery, onions, mayonnaise, and relish in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    2. Serve on lettuce leaves or a bed of spinach. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


    You can use your own cooked and shredded chicken breast and/or thigh meat instead of store-bought rotisserie chicken. However, your salad will not have as much flavor as salad made with rotisserie chicken.