Chicken salad is such a simple and easy lunch to have on hand. It goes perfectly on top of cucumber slices or in between a fluffy, flaky croissant. Whether you’re trying to keep it healthy or classic, you can’t really go wrong this chicken salad recipe.
I am always looking for ways to transform leftovers into something fresh and new. Last nights pan-seared chicken was perfect for changing dinner leftovers into a delicious lunch or light supper. I’ve also used a store bought roasted chicken, and it works just as well!
What really brought this together though, was using this quick and easy homemade mayonnaise. Fresh ingredients is always where it’s at! (Of course a good quality, store bought mayonnaise will work as well, though.)
I made this chicken salad with what I happened to have in the fridge. I used green peppers, red onion, and hard boiled eggs. I would usually add celery, but I didn’t have any on hand. I had planned on using some grapes also, but the boys had gotten into those, and by the time I was ready to add them they were gone. You can pick and choose your ingredients to your liking.
Here’s my recipe for this simple chicken salad that I think you’ll love!
I did make this with leftover chicken from dinner the night before, so if making to have for the week (or a crowd) you may want to double (or even triple) the recipe.
Simple Chicken Salad
- about 2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- ½ red onion diced
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- ½ cup homemade mayo
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp mustard
- dash of hot sauce, optional
- salt & pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Serve with crackers, bread, cucumbers, or lettuce leaves.