Chicken Salad (No Celery)


This chicken salad recipe is for the celery haters among us. I’m not a celery hater, but a surprising number of people are. I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the crunch factor; regardless, this recipe should be a universal hit.

It’s surprisingly simple to make and requires few ingredients. All you need is chopped chicken, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and mayo.

I used 2 pieces of leftover chicken and a 1/2 cup each of the cranberries and almonds. Toss everything into a bowl and mix with your desired amount of mayo. Done! It can be eaten plain or made into some very tasty mini bagel sliders.

Chicken salad is perfect for hot summer days when you can’t even think of turning on the oven. (Yes, today was like that for me, 81 degrees!) I served these sliders with grapes, carrots sticks, and citrus chillers. The combination was very refreshing and filling.

I can easily eat 4-6 sliders and Hungry Bear (my guy) said after eating one that he’d like a dozen, so make extra.


Do you like chicken salad?