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The Ultimate Homemade Chicken Salad Recipe

As the sun beat down one sweltering afternoon, I found myself craving a meal that was both refreshing and satisfying.

That’s when the inspiration struck to create a chicken salad that embodies the essence of summer. But here’s the twist I wanted it to be easy, delicious, and, most importantly, light on the cooking effort.

So, let’s dive right into the kitchen and whip up some summer magic.


  1. 1 rib of finely diced celery
  2. 1/4 medium white onion, also finely chopped
  3. 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken (garlic and herb flavor, around 2 pounds)
  4. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  5. Garlic salt and garlic powder (to taste)
  6. Black pepper (to taste)
  7. 1/4 cup diced onions
  8. 1/4 cup diced celery
  9. 2 tablespoons Duke’s Mayo (adjust to taste)

The Process:

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Tear the skin off the rotisserie chicken and separate the meat from the bones.
    • Ensure you discard any small fatty pieces, leaving you with pure, succulent meat.
  2. Seasoning the Mix:
    • Combine diced onions, celery, Dijon mustard, garlic salt, and garlic powder.
    • Season with black pepper to taste and give it a quick toss for that perfect blend of flavors.
  3. Gradual Mayo Addition:
    • Start with approximately 2 tablespoons of Duke’s Mayo.
    • Gradually add more as needed, ensuring you achieve the desired consistency without drowning the salad in mayonnaise.
  4. Taste Test:
    • Always taste your chicken salad and make any necessary seasoning adjustments.
    • Add more garlic salt, mayo, or even another teaspoon of Dijon mustard, tailoring it to your savory preferences.
  5. Building the Perfect Sandwich:
    • Now comes the fun part! Pile your delicious chicken salad high on your favorite bread.
    • Enjoy the mouthwatering result of your culinary efforts.


And there you have it—an irresistibly savory homemade chicken salad that’s bound to be a hit at any summer gathering. Give it a try, and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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