chicken salad side dish and serving ideas

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Tender chicken mixed with creamy mayo is the heart of this classic lunch centerpiece. Chicken salad is a versatile dish that is easily customized to personal tastes. It is wonderful on a crisp bed of lettuce, between two slices of bread, on a croissant, in a wrap, or as part of a chicken melt.

There are many ways to make chicken salad. The pure and unadulterated version, made with only mayo and chunks of chicken. Or mixed smooth with pickle relish as a topping for crackers or as a filling for a sandwich. If you want a chicken salad with a little more pizzazz throw in whatever you have at hand. Some celery, chopped fennel or pecans for crunch. Fresh herbs like tarragon, dill, parsley, or thyme for an herbaceous note. Chopped bacon, or caramelized onions for a more decadent taste. Skip the mayo all together and mix with some red onions, herbs and a light vinaigrette.

Serve chicken salad with…

Something On or In

bread (as a sandwich)
bed of lettuce
filling for a stuffed tomato
chicken melt

Something Classic

potato chips
garden salad
potato salad

Something Fresh

tomato & cucumber salad
green beans
fruit salad
bean salad
fruit & cheese plate

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