Classic Chicken Salad

A classic chicken salad is just what your summer needs. Easy ingredients and perfect to bring to a family gathering, this salad is a weeknight winner.
  • Servings: 4 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours


  • 2⁄3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½–1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 1–2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1–2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (optional)
  • Lettuce, bread, and/or crackers, for serving


1. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, relish, mustard, lemon pepper, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
2. Mix in the chicken, celery, and green onions. Add hard-boiled eggs (if using). Mix again.
3. Cover and chill for 2 hours or longer.
4. Serve on a bed of lettuce with bread or crackers or in a sandwich.

To cook the chicken, place the breasts on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.

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