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A chicken salad sandwich cut in half and stacked on a cutting board.
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Classic Chicken Salad

Tender bites of chicken are tossed in a simply seasoned, creamy dressing with bits of crunchy celery in this Classic Chicken Salad recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 447kcal


  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken (I use rotisserie chicken - Costco baby!)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine ground sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 12 slices sturdy sliced bread, like sourdough or whole-grain bread

Optional Toppings

  • leafy greens
  • sliced tomatoes
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • pickles


  • Add chicken, mayonnaise, celery, parsley, lemon juice, onion powder, sea salt, and pepper to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine well. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Assemble sandwiches on bread, adding any toppings of choice.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is best if consumed within a day or two.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg