Chicken Salad is made with plant based chicken, an unforgettable dressing and amazing ingredients that make it truly the best chicken salad recipe you’ve ever had. Once you give a try, you know this is the only easy chicken recipe what you will make at home on repeat.
You might think this stupid guy (me) comes around with a chicken salad. When it is a fact that you can find hundreds of other recipes on the internet, but this my version and seriously the most amazing.
Let me be clear and tell all of you why
The dressing is simply the best: usually I would use mayo, because yes I love it as in my Crack Chicken, the Onion Rings, or Popcorn Salad every time. Therefore this time I use a combination of mayo and yoghurt. The result is super creamy, fresh and rich and I can vouch it really makes such a big difference, friends.
What I bring you is not your traditional chicken salad that you have made over and over again. Instead I add my own twist.
Flavors are well balanced from fresh, savory and sweet that you have in any and each bite.
What you need for this Chicken Salad recipe
I keep everything as simple as it gets and at the same time, I can’t resist and add for flavor celery and green onions. Here are the other ingredients that you will need.
Vegan Chicken: I cooked and then shredded my chicken before and have it ready. For shredding I do this with my hands: I pull the chicken roughly apart, which can be also done with a fork. As an alternative you can simply chop it as well and save a good amount of time. It doesn’t even need to cool off.
Red grapes add an amazing sweetness and texture to the salad.
Pecan nuts: I find pecans most delicious for their nutty and amazing flavor delicious. Almonds and walnuts will work great as well.
Chicken Salad Dressing
I my opinion a dressing is what makes any salad. Like you know from my Thousand Island Dressing, Ranch Dressing, Italian Dressing, or Catalina Dressing and for the Chicken Salad it will not disappoint you. I add a lot of good ingredients:
Mayo and yoghurt make everything so creamy, fresh, rich and delicious.
Chives and parsley: I find this is the perfect flavor combination for freshness. You can use other herbs like tarragon or rosemary.
Finally I add lemon juice and mustard for a little bit of acidity.
How to make Chicken Salad
Prepare the Dressing
In a small bowl combine mayo, lemon juice, yoghurt, mustard, chives, parsley, lemon juice.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix everything together until smooth.
Prepare the salad
In a large bowl combine chicken, grapes, celery, pecans, green onions.
Finally, add prepared dressing to it and mix, and enjoy.
Leftovers can be stored for 4 days and while the Chicken Salad sits, flavors will be even more delicious.
Freezing is not recommend. Instead, this salad is great for sandwiches, wraps and so much more. This way you won’t have a hard time to make something delicious out of it.
Other Chicken Recipes to try
All made with plant based ingredients, but use whatever you want and like (I’m not judging 😊):
- Chicken Nachos
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Butter Chicken
- Chicken a la King
- Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Try the Chicken Salad and you now this is great no matter what are you going to serve it up with.
- 1.5 lbs vegan chicken, cooked
- 1 small stalk celery, chopped
- 4 Tbs egg-free mayo
- 1 cup plant based yogurt
- 1/2 cup red grapes, halved
- 2 green scallions, chopped
- 3/4 cup pecan nuts
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/2 lemon lemon juice
- 2 Tbs dill, chopped
- 1 Tbs parsley, chopped
- salt, pepper to taste
- Into a bowl combine: mayo, yoghurt, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, chives, salt pepper and mix.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken, celery stalks, red grapes, scallions.
- Mix with the dressing and serve.
- Leftovers are great for 4 days.
- Don't freeze, because these ingredients are not great for it.
- You can use any fresh herbs, but I find parsley and chives best.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 32g