This chopped chicken salad is incredibly simple, yet so tasty, and only contains five ingredients. And there’s a secret method to making this the easiest and quickest chicken salad ever!
Remember when we used to be able to go to a restaurant or café with no worries? If there was chicken salad on the menu I would order it. And most of the time, it came on a soft buttery croissant. Those were the days, weren’t they?!?! I miss those days so much!
But fear not! I’ve recreated many of those chicken salads I used to order, and here is one of ’em. This chopped chicken salad is just like the chicken salad I used to order from a local place, Gourmet Gang. My coworker and I (hi, Maggie!) used to order from them pretty regularly, and I LOVED their chicken salad.
When I started working from home, I missed that chicken salad so I decided to recreate it at home. Gourmet Gang’s was a plate with buttery crackers, a fruit salad, and the “pasta du jour.” I like mine on a bed of lettuce OR on lightly toasted Italian bread.
FINDING THE RIGHT SPICES
I experimented with all kinds of different spices trying to recreate that flavor I had many years ago, and finally came across Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. This salt has a little bit of everything mixed in. Once I used it, I knew I found the missing puzzle piece to the chopped chicken salad I remembered so fondly.
The only other ingredients in this chicken salad are the chicken (of course), mayo, sour cream, and celery. It’s so simple, it’s almost stupid!
THE SECRET THAT MAKES THIS SO EASY!
A while ago, I saw this technique floating around the internet for how to chop chicken in your Kitchen Aid (or other stand mixer). I thought it was a gimmick, but had to try it to find out for myself. Lo and behold, it worked!!
I put boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the bowl of my Kitchen Aid and turned it on low. Pulsing on and off, the chicken was chopped into tiny bits within minutes, if not seconds! I was so amazed!! Standing there chopping the chicken for this salad was always tedious to me. Now I don’t have to, and neither do you!!
In fact, the entire recipe can be made in the mixer bowl, aside from chopping the celery. It’s such a simple, easy salad to throw together in less than 10 minutes (if you’re using pre-cooked chicken).
If you’re looking for a quick, but tasty meal for lunch, or even dinner, look no further! This chopped chicken salad is perfect on greens, crackers, or toasted gf bread. Any way you scoop it, it’s delicious 🙂
Chopped Chicken Salad
- 3-4 fully cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (poached, pulled from a rotisserie chicken, or pre-cooked)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 tsp Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt
- 2-3 stalks celery, finely chopped
- pepper to taste
- Place chicken in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pulse mixer on and off until chicken is finely chopped. Alternatively, finely chop chicken and place in a large bowl.
- Add mayo, sour cream, Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt, pepper to taste, and finely chopped celery. Blend very briefly until mixed thoroughly. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
- Serve with crackers, on greens or on gluten free bread or toast.
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This Chopped Chicken Salad was originally posted in October 2018. It has been updated with new photos and new content.