2 Tbsp fresh parsley, fresh, chopped I’m not a fan of dark meat, so I save that for my hubby. 1 tsp Dijon mustard Simple, fresh and delicious! And I usually add dressing if the salad is to dry. That means a lot coming from you!!! We’ve all been there, right? I promise I will never spam you. color: #000000; The only ingredients in Spice Islands BeauMonde are salt, dextrose (sugar), ground dried onion and ground celery seed. My guests all raved about it and asked me for the recipe. Add the celery & onion to the chicken and then stir in your mayo and seasonings. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving. As a guest at that wine party, I can attest to the deliciousness of this chicken salad. I’m off to share the recipe with my wine party friends. Steak Bites with Garlic Butter & Mustard Dipping Sauce. Yes! (I used Best/Hellman’s for 25 years but now buy Duke’s). I will try adding it to my chicken salad for sure! Apparently, it has become quite hard for a lot of people to find. I always have BeauMonde in my pantry, so it’s nice and easy to season different salads (it’s also delicious in egg salad and shrimp salad). I don’t ever use canned chicken for anything. #zrdn-recipe-container ol.zrdn-solid li:before, A lot of chicken salad is made with canned chicken. Enter your email address to subscribe and receive updates. If you haven’t had a wine party or been to a wine party, you need to rectify that! Since it was a weeknight, I wanted to make it really easy on myself. It has the perfect blend of chicken, veggies and seasonings. Chill until ready to use. Please come back after you’ve made it and leave me a comment and let me know how you liked it. Yuck! Hello friends! I appreciate the tip. I remembered that I had it in the spice cabinet, gave it a smell and decided to toss it into the chicken salad. #zrdn-recipe-container ul.zrdn-bordered li:before{ I personally serve this chicken salad with crackers or on lettuce. Because of the innumerable combinations of chicken salad, I won’t even consider claiming that this recipe is “the best” or “the greatest.” Chicken Salad is way too subjective for that. I have been making the salad for more than 35 years, just as you’ve tossed it together…nice white meat chicken, celery, green onion and quality mayonnaise. Yes you were Bridget and I’m so glad you came! } In this version, I prefer it just a tad bigger than the chicken pieces (which are basically flakes, now.) This is a community, so we can all help each other out . Overall rating: 7/10; Get the recipe: Southern Living’s Homemade Chicken Salad; Read my full review: My Honest Review of Southern Living’s Classic, No-Frills Chicken Salad; What this recipe lacks in ingredients (as written, this salad is very minimal) it makes up for in texture. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 3/4 pound(s) cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s), cut into bite-sized pieces #zrdn-recipe-container ul.bullets li:before, 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I was having a wine party. To make the BEST chicken salad ever – start with shredding or chopping three cups of cooked chicken. You won’t regret it!! color:#000000; 1/3 cup(s) unsweetened dill pickle(s), or sweet gherkins, finely diced background-color: #000000; Thank you for the compliment. Everyone likes chicken salad different ways: ground up and fine, large and chunky, chock full of onions, nuts, and any number of other ingredients. You already have the onion and celery flavors in your salad with the fresh ingredients. After all, I am a food blogger! #zrdn-recipe-container ol.zrdn-counter li:before, Bleh! You’ve got people coming over and it’s a weeknight, so the night before you’re in the kitchen trying to get all of the food prepared along with getting tables and chairs set up and making sure the house is in order. This Best-Ever Chicken Salad is wonderful in sandwiches or on a bed of greens!