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Chicken Salad

January 24, 2015 (Last Updated: February 7, 2019)

Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad.  I’m talking about taking left over chicken, adding veggies and a mayo type dressing.  There are so many variations for dressings and so many ways to eat the chicken salad once it’s done; on crackers, in a lettuce cup, in a wrap, or just out of a spoon!

Chicken salad made with leftover chicken, fresh veggies and bacon!

This is the perfect dish for any season.  I enjoy it as much on a cold winter’s day as I do in the hot days of summer. 

I used  left over chicken from a whole roasted chicken from the night before, but you could also grill up a couple of chicken breasts,  let them cool and then chop up for this yummy salad.  Cilantro and bacon add the perfect flavor combination.  Of course, bacon is perfect with anything.

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Chicken Salad made with leftover chicken and bacon

5 from 1 vote
Chicken salad made with leftover chicken, fresh veggies and bacon!
Chicken Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Chunks of Chicken mixed with celery, peppers and bacon and a light dressing. 

Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, chicken salad sandwich recipes, chicken salad with bacon, leftover chicken recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 647 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse ground mustard
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Siracha sauce
  1. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix dressing and then add to chicken mixture.
  3. Mix until chicken is well coated.
  4. Sprinkle additional bacon bits and chopped cilantro on top.
Recipe Notes

Serve in a tortilla or lettuce wraps.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 647 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60g 92%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 640mg 27%
Potassium 350mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 50.4%
Calcium 3%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Fred G
    November 21, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Can canned chicken be substituted?

    • Reply
      November 22, 2018 at 6:38 am

      Yes, just be sure to drain it well.

  • Reply
    August 4, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for sharing, I like the idea of serving them on lettuce wraps. Good idea!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thanks! I like to have lots of options!

  • Reply
    February 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I love chicken salad too! This looks great – so many ideas for things I haven’t tried in chicken salad. The cilantro and bacon sound especially tasty 🙂

    • Reply
      February 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Chicken salad certainly is versatile!

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