The Best Easy Chicken Salad that is sure to satisfy. It’s fresh, flavorful and absolutely delicious!

The Best Chicken Salad Recipe

What’s not to love about a good chicken salad? Whether enjoyed for an easy lunch or quick dinner, it’s so satisfying. I’m excited to share my favorite chicken salad recipe with y’all. It comes together in no time and tastes so great by itself or as a sandwich.

If the chicken is already cooked, it will take you less than 10 minutes make! I like to make a batch at the beginning of the week so that we have some on hand for when we need a quick meal that everyone loves. It has such an amazing balance of crunchy to creamy textures and savory to sweet flavors! The crunch from the apples, green onions and candied pecans combined with the juicy grapes, tender chicken and creamy light dressing creates the most perfect texture and taste.

The Best Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

The dressing is simple yet oh so flavorful. You can make it with light mayonnaise or Greek yogurt along with lemon juice, garlic and dijon mustard. It’s creamy enough to bring all of the salad ingredients together nicely, but not too creamy that it would make the chicken salad heavy or overwhelm it. It’s savory tartness compliments the other ingredients so well.

The Best Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

When my days get busy, I can always rely on this chicken salad recipe for a quick, tasty and nourishing meal. Enjoying it on a buttery croissant, between two slices of bread, or just on a piece of bibb lettuce is the perfect lunch or dinner. It’s just so versatile. We also eat it as a snack, as a dip with seeded crackers, or simply on it’s own! What is your favorite way to enjoy chicken salad?

The Best Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this easy chicken salad is with fresh sliced tomatoes and crispy baked bacon between two slices of whole grain bread for a healthy and filling meal. Served with a side of fresh fruits and veggies. Oh my yum!

Build-Your-Own Chicken Salad Sandwich Board by The BakerMama

This chicken salad would also be perfect for a picnic, potluck, baby shower, bridal shower, game day spread or tea party. And you can always just keep it simple and serve it with fresh veggies and a few crackers for such a fantastic snack.

I love serving it is on a Build-Your-Own Chicken Salad Sandwich Board! With a variety of breads and toppings, everyone is sure to enjoy the experience.

Build-Your-Own Chicken Salad Sandwich Board by The BakerMama

Spread the Love

Send them off to their next big adventure with a Retirement Party Spread loaded with an assortment of salads, biscuits, dips and sweet treats.

Retirement Party Spread by The BakerMama

I hope y’all love this chicken salad as much as we do! It’s so easy to make, tastes delicious and everyone really enjoys it! If you do make it, be sure to tag me @thebakermama so I can see! 😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share.


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The Best Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken Salad

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  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 8


The Best Easy Chicken Salad that is sure to satisfy. It’s fresh, flavorful and absolutely delicious!



  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red grapes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and dijon mustard. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked chicken, grapes, apple, green onion and pecans. Stir to combine. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and gently stir until well coated.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings, as needed.
  4. Serve as a sandwich on croissants, bread, or wrapped in lettuce cups.


This chicken salad keeps well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. How do you prepare the chicken for this salad? Do you use chicken breasts that are baked ahead, rotissierie chicken, canned? I have never attempted chicken salad but this one looks delicious!