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Chicken Salad

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.

Vegan Chicken Salad in a white serving bowl.

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.

Ingredients needed to make the vegan Chicken Salad are assembled on a wooden board.

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.

My Chicken Salad is a really versatile recipe you can serve this up as chicken sandwich, wrap or with my Easy Pasta Salad or Chickpea Salad.

Side by side view of a small glass jar in which the dressing is being made.

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.

Side by side view of a large mixing bowl with the salad ingredients with and without the dressing.

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.

Top view of the Chicken Salad in a large mixing bowl.

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.

A plate with two sandwiches with Chicken Salad.

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.

Closeup view of a Chicken Salad sandwich.

Other Chicken Recipes to try

All made with plant based ingredients, but use whatever you want and like (I’m not judging 😊):

Collage of two pictures of the Chicken Salad with recipe title text.

Try the Chicken Salad and you now this is great no matter what are you going to serve it up with.

Let me know what you think on Instagram or Facebook.

Enjoy, Florian.

Vegan Chicken Salad in a white serving bowl.

Chicken Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Into a bowl combine: mayo, yoghurt, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, chives, salt pepper and mix.Side by side view of a small glass jar in which the dressing is being made.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken, celery stalks, red grapes, scallions.Side by side view of a large mixing bowl with the salad ingredients with and without the dressing.
  3. Mix with the dressing and serve.Top view of the Chicken Salad in a large mixing bowl.

Notes

  • 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

Jasmine

Sunday 17th of April 2022

What kind of vegan chicken do you recommend?

Florian

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Hi Jasmine! Vivera is great. Hope that helps and let me know what you think.

Ramya

Sunday 17th of April 2022

cant wait to make this soon for me which brand of vegan chicken did you use for the chicken salad i never had chicken salad before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

Florian

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Hi Ramyya! Vivera is great. Hope that helps.

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