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Best Chicken Salad EVER!

I’m always pressed for time, so I’m always looking for easy make ahead recipes that are 1) Easy 2) have ingredients that I usually have on hand and 3) are AWESOME. This is a chicken salad recipe that meets all of the above!

I cook my own chicken breast in the oven for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

I love this food processor, I was able to put the cooked chicken breasts whole and they chopped down to this!

Awesome mix of ingredients: walnuts, grapes, green onions, chopped fresh basil, poppy seed dressing, mayonnaise.

The perfect summer sandwich.

Best Chicken Salad EVER!
Recipe Type: Sandwich
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 6
  • 3 or 4 cooked chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Light Mayo
  • 3 tbs (to your taste) of chopped green onion
  • 3 tbs (to your taste)of chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup (to your taste) chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (to your taste) halved red grapes (or pineapple, or strawberries)
  1. Cook the chicken (I’ve used left over chicken, grilled chicken, rotisserie chicken etc.) and shred in a food processor.
  2. Add and stir in all the remaining ingredients to your taste. Let chill for a couple of hours.
  3. Serve on croissants, bread or by itself.