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Chicken Salad

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

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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

Kathy
Chunks of Chicken mixed with celery, peppers and bacon and a light dressing. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 647 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse ground mustard
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Siracha sauce

Instructions
 

  • Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix dressing and then add to chicken mixture.
  • Mix until chicken is well coated.
  • Sprinkle additional bacon bits and chopped cilantro on top.

Notes

Serve in a tortilla or lettuce wraps.

Nutrition

Calories: 647kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 20gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 640mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1250IUVitamin C: 41.6mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword chicken salad, chicken salad sandwich recipes, chicken salad with bacon, leftover chicken recipes
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6 Comments

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

    5 stars
    Can canned chicken be substituted?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 22, 2018 at 6:38 am

      Yes, just be sure to drain it well.

  • Reply
    Matt
    August 4, 2016 at 8:26 am

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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thanks! I like to have lots of options!

  • Reply
    CakePants
    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
      Kathy
      February 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Chicken salad certainly is versatile!

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