Traditional Chicken Salad

Traditional Chicken Salad
Chicken salad in a sandwich, chicken salad all by itself on a cupped lettuce leaf, chicken salad on the end of my fork right out of the bowl–I love it! This traditional-style chicken salad is from my youth and it remains a personal favorite.
When I watched Anne of Green Gables many years ago, I remember a scene where Anne and Dianna are talking about eating chicken salad at a fancy hotel on Prince Edward Island. Despite the fact that I had grown up eating chicken salad, I suddenly found myself looking at chicken salad in a new way…kind of dreamy and summery and the epitome of quiet, quaint afternoon relaxation.
Traditional chicken salad can be considered a sort of “lady” food, but if you want a kicked up version of chicken salad, give this Kick-Your-Can Chicken Salad a try. Make it as spicy as you want and then update it by wrapping it in your favorite tortilla.
Traditional Chicken Salad

Recipe by Terri @ that's some good cookin'


  • 2 1/2 cups roasted chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken), medium diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small, sweet onion, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickles (in honor of my mom)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  2. Cover bowl and chill for at least 1 hour to allow ingredient flavors to meld well.
  3. Serve on sandwich rolls with lettuce and tomato slices; on a cupped lettuce leaf; or croissants.
 Traditional Chicken Salad



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