Best-Ever Chicken Salad

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This really is the perfect go-to salad for sandwiches or on top of a green salad.

You could easily add crumbled bacon, or raisins, or cashews, or even mix in a little curry powder to the mayo.  Of course, homemade mayo puts this salad over the top.  But again, a good quality store-bought mayonnaise works perfectly well, too.  After cooking the chicken, the salad comes together in only about 15 minutes!

best-ever chicken salad recipe

How To Make Chicken Salad

EXPERT TIP: Cook the chicken up to 3 days before assembling and serving. You can also make the homemade mayonnaise several days in advance, too!

Although chilling the salad after it’s mixed is recommended, we think to let the salad return to room temperature is great for taste when serving.

Watch us show you how easy it is to make this truly incredible recipe!

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What Makes It So Delicious?

So many folks have made this salad and asked us in complete sincerity: “What makes this chicken salad recipe so darn delicious?”

Well, there are several reasons, we believe:  Here are some of the main ones:

  • Roasting the chicken ensures flavorful, juicy chicken for the salad. In a pinch, you could certainly use a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.
  • The addition of seedless grapes, almonds, and fresh dill are part of what makes this dish so wonderful.
  • A mix of mayonnaise, Dijon, and lemon juice adds a freshness that is just so very delicious.  It all adds up to the best chicken salad sandwich you can imagine!

Homemade Mayonnaise Adds More Freshness

If you really are in the mood to make this truly the BEST-EVER chicken salad…make your mayonnaise from scratch.

There’s nothing better than homemade classic mayonnaise (click for recipe).

Of course, good-quality store-bought mayonnaise will work just fine, but we absolutely LOVE making it from scratch! One thing to keep in mind, though, homemade mayo has raw egg in it, which could be an issue with the very young, the elderly, or anyone with a compromised immune system.

An immersion blender in a jar of homemade mayonnaise.

It’s all about using fresh ingredients.

Fresh dill and parsley add a layer of flavor that we think puts this salad over the top.

If you can’t get fresh, dried will work, just use half the amount that you would be using if fresh.

Best-Ever Chicken Salad

And it’s even better after it sits in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight!  This chicken salad sandwich recipe is really about as good as they come!

I mean, just look how delicious this looks!

Wait until you taste it!! You and those around you will love it!

best-ever chicken salad recipe

If you are looking for an easy chicken salad recipe that tastes like something you’d get at an amazing restaurant, you need to look no further!

You can almost taste how good this is just by looking at it.

There is a reason this is hands down the most popular recipe on How To Feed a Loon!

best-ever chicken salad recipe

Best-Ever Chicken Salad FAQs

  • How far advance can it be made? We recommend serving soon after the salad is assembled. However, you can prepare the chicken and the dressing up to several days in advance. We will say the salad is even tastier after it sits in the refrigerator for a few hours. We just suggest bringing the salad back to room temp before serving. But that’s just a suggestion!
  • Is a rotisserie chicken okay to use? Absolutely! We feel pretty strongly that the roasted chicken pieces yield an even tastier salad, but a good-quality rotisserie chicken will work, too. Just please don’t use canned chicken. Please.
  • What other ingredients could I include? The sky is practically the limit: We love dried cranberries, sliced apples, cashews or peanuts, even capers! Fresh oregano, rosemary and/or thyme is great, too!
  • Can the salad be frozen? Yes! Freeze for up to 1 month in an air-tight container. Let thaw completely and return to room temperature. You may need to make a small batch of the dressing just to stir in before serving after it’s been frozen, but that’s not 100% necessary.

Ready to make the best lunch dish in town? Go for it!

And when you make it, take a picture and post to Instagram and tag @HowToFeedaLoon and #HowToFeedaLoon

chicken salad recipe

Best-Ever Chicken Salad

This Best-Ever Chicken Salad is really wonderful.  Perfect for incredible chicken salad sandwiches (croissants are great!), or ton top of a lovely bed of green.  Either way, you're just going to love this Best-Ever Chicken Salad!    Using our Homemade Mayo recipe makes it even better!
4.92 from 202 votes
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, easy chicken salad, homemade mayonnaise, Roasted Chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 273kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs chicken parts (bone-in, skin-on thighs and breasts work well) (You'll need about 4 cups)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup grapes seedless, halved (red and green varieties are great)
  • 1 cup almonds thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery finely diced
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 2 tbsp dill fresh, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt (start with 1/2 teaspoon, then add more, to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Rub the olive oil all over the chicken pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165°F using an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool.  Remove the skin then pull the meat from the bones and roughly chop.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, grapes, almonds, celery, scallions, dill, & parsley.
  • In a small-medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon, mustard, salt, and pepper. 
  • Add the mayo/mustard mixture to the chicken mixture and gently stir until well mixed.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.  
  • Serve on a bed of greens with sliced tomatoes and avocado.  Or, serve on bread with green leaf lettuce.  Add more toppings to your taste!

Video

Notes

You can prepare the chicken for up to two days in advance.  The dressing can be made 1 or 2 days in advance.  Assemble all ingredients day of serving.  We feel for best flavor, place assemble the salad in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or overnight), and then set out one hour before serving.
The salad is best served fresh but can be frozen.  Simply let thaw and then come to room temp.  To freshen the salad up, make a small batch of the dressing and stir in before serving.
We love serving this salad in croissants, although it's so delicious (and beautiful) over a bed of lettuce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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612 Comments

  • 5 stars
    This is my absolute favorite chicken salad! It’s our go to when asked to bring a lunch dish. The recipe is always requested after we share it with friends!
    Thanks for sharing it!

    • Hi Madison!! You have made us SO HAPPY!! We are thrilled you’ve had such great success with the recipe and thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and for the great review. That honestly means so much to us!!! Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Well, Carmen, we’ve had over half-million people share this recipe because they loved it so much. Sometimes an unexpected ingredient elevates a dish. But you wouldn’t know about this because you didn’t try it. And still, you gave us 1 star. You may not know this, but when you give a blogger’s recipe a bad rating, it sends a bad signal to Google and other search engines and lowers our visibility. Of course, it’s your right to rate the recipe however you see fit, but since you hadn’t even tried the recipe, it’s kind of harsh. We (and most bloggers) offer our content for free and rely on search volume so we can earn money from ads to keep doing what we do, make a living, and invest in our business of providing good recipe content.

      • 5 stars
        Well, I am sure you know how wonderful the majority thinks of you and your delicious recipes..you are appreciated as is the hard work that goes into all that you do. Dont like grapes or almonds? Leave them out!! ❤‍♀️

    • Yes!!! Sorry for the late response, but you just made us smile from ear to ear! So so happy you enjoyed our chicken salad recipe, and thank you so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review. That means the world to us!! Stay in touch! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I feel like a drug dealer with this chicken salad, my friends are like, when you gonna make that chicken salad again? Then I start thinking about it and I have to secretly make it cuz sometimes, I don’t want to share. I’m sorry for being greedy at time, it’s just cuz it’s sooooo goood. I will try to do better about sharing with the addicts. Seriously this is the BEST chicken salad I have EVER made, this is the only recipe I use! Thank you Kris Longwell and the precious Loon for this heavenly goodness!!! Muah!

    • Stephanie! This might possibly be the best comment we’ve ever received! WE LOVE YOU!!! Keep on peddlin’ our chicken salad! LOL!!! We are so so freakin’ happy that you are loving the chicken salad and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your amazing (and hilarious) response and for the FABULOUS review! You have no idea how happy this makes us!!!! xoxoxoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 2 stars
    Recipe on computer is different than recipe viewed on phone. Recipe only prints in the same version as computer view. I bought the recipe ingredients based on my phone view. Confusing. Anyways I made the recipe with walnuts and mint. Not sure about the one with dill. Wish I didn’t have to type up the recipe that I made

    • Hi Alyssa,

      This one truly has us stumped. We have no idea how that could have happened, and this recipe has millions of views and 600K shares, and we’ve never heard this issue before. Is there any chance you could have been viewing someone else’s recipe on your phone? Our chicken salad recipe hasn’t changed since we published it 6 years ago and we don’t have any recipes that have both walnuts and mint in the dish. So strange. We’ve checked on multiple mobile phones, and in each case, it’s our recipe with fresh dill (no mint and walnuts).

      Well, we’re really sorry this happened and sorry you felt you needed to give us a poor rating. We hope you do try our version with the dill. It’s our most popular recipe on the blog!

      Best,
      Kris & Wesley

  • OMG! This IS the best ever Chicken salad I’ve ever had. Judging buy all the comments I can see I’m not alone. Thanks and this will be my go-to.

  • I love this recipe and have had lots of compliments when I make it. I do add about a 1/4 cup sour cream to it and I have friend s that don’t like celery so I use water chestnuts as a substitute

    • Hi Mary! We are so happy you have had such great success with our chicken salad recipe! And your modifications sound perfect! Thank you so much for letting us know! And please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I have been on a quest to make the perfect chicken salad. Your (aptly named!) chicken salad recipe is by far the best I have tried! I am so thrilled to keep this recipe on hand that is now a staple meal in our home. Thank you for your thoroughness and your fun video – you two crack me up! Also, I love the backstory on “how to feed a loon.” 🙂 Looking forward to trying many more of your delicious recipes. Cheers!

    • Katie!! You have no idea how thrilled this makes us!! We love that you had such great success with our chicken salad recipe!! And thank you for letting us know and for your kind words. That truly means the world to us! Please stay in touch! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

    • 5 stars
      I love this recipe! I use pecans instead of almonds because my husband prefers them. I use a whole rotisserie chicken and shred it instead of chunks, just my preference. I also add half of a honeycrisp apple, chopped. The sweet crunch complements the non- sweet celery crunch really well. Please try it! The apple really sets it off.

  • 5 stars
    I just made this using leftover roasted chicken. I made it exactly to the recipe except I used diced red onion, as that is what I have on hand. Used fresh dill and parsley from my herb garden. OMG this is good! It is really hot here today and this will be the perfect lunch on a bed of greens. So glad I found your site!

    • Maureen!! We can’t even begin to tell you how happy this makes us!!! Fresh dill and parsley from you garden sounds heavenly!! We are THRILLED you had such great success with the recipe and THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us know and for the awesome review. That means the world to us!! Please stay in touch! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I’ve just now tucked my gorgeous chicken salad in the fridge. Mission accomplished. And of course I did take a taste. Absolutely heavenly! There is such a great combination of flavors and textures going on. I did use a rotisserie chicken to save some time and instead of grapes I used dried cranberries. This recipe truly elevates an ordinary chicken salad to something worthy of serving at an afternoon wedding. It’s just THAT good. I try to eat low-carb so I’ll be plating mine on a bed of lettuce. And wouldn’t it be lovely on a section of cantaloupe? Perfection!

    • Hi Deb!! So sorry for the delayed response here but you have no idea how happy this has made us!! We are THRILLED you are loving our chicken salad! Rotisserie chicken and dried cranberries are great!!! And YES!! This would be AMAZING paired with cantaloupe!! YUM!! Thank you so much letting us know and for the wonderful review! That honestly means the world to us!! xoxoxo Kris & Wesley

    • I love this recipe! I use pecans instead of almonds because my husband prefers them. one thing I add that I don’t see in many recipes is 1/2 of a chopped honeycrisp apple. It gives a sweet crunchiness that complements the celery crunch really well. I use a whole rotisserie chicken, I like the blend of white and dark meat for full flavor. I shred mine because I don’t like chunks of chicken, but to each their own. But try the honeycrisp apple, I promise it sets this salad off!

      • Hi Julia! This all sounds wonderful! This recipe really is so adaptable to one’s own tastes. Your modifications sound fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • Hello boys! So I was looking for a different recipe than what I usually make for chicken salad. I stumbled across your site and fell in love with this one y’all created. And I LOVE your site! I just got back from the store with all the ingredients to make. I have a rotisserie chicken and a good store bought mayo. Other than that, I aim to make this as is, no subs. I absolutely adore fresh dill so when I saw that, I knew I had to make this. Props on such a creative spin on chick salad! Now my dilemma. Today is 6/15/21, I’m making this for a weekend getaway with my BF at the beach this weekend. We leave Friday. I’ve boned and skinned the chicken and chopped celery for some of the prep as I still have loads to do before we leave. I was going to assemble Thursday, but now think I want to assemble on Wednesday. Is that too far in advance? Will grapes get mushy if made either today, tomorrow or Thursday? What about the scallions? When I use them for a gumbo, I add the day of, as I’ve found they are better tasting/texture used the day of. Same goes for the parsley. I bough Italian parsley as you didn’t specify which variety. Since I use a lot of dill, I’ve found it’s fine to add a few days in advance to a dressing as it just infuses it that dilly flavor that much more. Any tips you can give me would be much appreciated and thanks for a wonderful interesting recipe.

    • Hi Lucy!! First of all, we are so happy you are loving our chicken salad recipe!! Yay!! You could certainly prepare the salad several days in advance. We’ve enjoyed the salad days after we’ve made a big batch. Maybe stir in the scallions and parsley the night before you leave? And Italian parsley is correct!! Have a GREAT time on your weekend getaway with the BF! And let us know if you have any other questions, and how it all turns out!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I make the Chicken Salad probably twice a month. Just me and Hubby, so I’ve perfected the 1/2 recipe so we don’t waste any… Heaven forbid!!! I made it this week and wouldn’t you know I did not have grapes – I substituted dried cranberries and for a bind it was an okay substitute – won’t do that by choice, but it was okay.

    Another tip: I made these for a luncheon and made the sandwiches on raisin bread… they were delicious… not for a lunch; but good for the baby shower. I took your website and handed it out to several people who wanted the recipe.

    • Melba! Sorry for the delayed response here! We are THRILLED you and your hubby are loving our chicken salad recipe so much! And on raisin bread sounds heavenly!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing our recipe and thank you so much for letting us know! That absolutely means so so much to us!! Please stay in touch!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I’m in love with this chicken salad!! It’s oh so delicious and the flavors just combine into a symphony in your mouth.

    • Hi Yvonne!! That is music to our ears!!! We are THRILLED you loved our chicken salad recipe and we are so grateful that you let us know and for the wonderful review!! THANK YOU!!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • Can I use organic dill weed? I’m visiting family out of state and the store didn’t have fresh dill. I’M ADDICTED TO THIS CHICKEN SALAD ❤. Make it weekly!!

    • Hi Tiffany! So sorry for the delayed response! Organic is great and you’ll get the same wonderful taste. Hope everyone loves it!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • Hi. Usually when I buy Dill it’s fresh. But had to buy organic Dill weed because I am out of state visiting family and that all I could find. Is that the same?

  • Where to begin? This stuff hits your mouth and you hear the sweet sound of heaven’s gates open as every perfectly proportioned ingredient dances in harmony with the others in an explosion of best-freakin-chicken-salad-EVER deliciousness. And then you and your partner smash the whole bowl in one sitting. So. Amazingly. Awesome.

    (I tried the homemade mayo twice with avocado oil, and both were fails…but I shall climb back on the horse and try again with safflower. I can’t imagine how this gets better, but I bet it IS with the homemade mayo!)

    • We can’t even begin to tell you how much joy reading this comment has given us!! We are THRILLED you and your partner loved our chicken salad recipe! And thank you so much for the beautifully written comment and the great review! Definitely try the safflower oil. We have heard from many folks that they have the most success with it. Keep us posted!!! All the very best! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I rarely leave ratings on recipes, I complile so many for upcoming meals that I usually don’t remember. However, this recipe is so fantastic I had to comment. I was looking for a chicken salad recipe with the intent of using a rotisserie chicken, so I subbed that for the uncooked chicken in this recipe. Otherwise, I followed it to a tee. I made it before a busy work-from-home day this morning, and on my first break I put some on a croissant and WOW, heaven is real and it was in my mouth. On my second break, I had some on an onion roll which made a nice compliment. I really applaud you for this recipe. Thank you for allowing me to eat gourmet food while fielding hectic work responsibilities!

    • I always use the store bought rotisserie chicken. And, I use my hand-held mixer to “shred” the chicken…works great every time. JMO

    • Hi Matt! Woo hoo!! So so so happy you loved our chicken salad recipe, and adding a little kick is awesome!! Thanks so much for letting us know and for the awesome review! That means the world to us! Stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Thank you for this!! Second time I made it (with the homemade mayo of course — SO worth the little bit of extra time) and I was nervous to serve it to my foodie family. My MIL said “This is the best lunch I’ve had in a LONG time,” which is saying something. My husband doesn’t really like sandwiches and he had seconds. THANK YOU!

    • Kirsten! You have no idea how happy this makes us!! And way to go making the mayo from scratch!! Woo hoo!!! And congrats on impressing your foodie family! I think it’s time to start calling yourself a ‘foodie home chef!’ Thank you so much for letting us know and for the fabulous review! That honestly means the world to us!! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • You know it’s good when the roommate’s boyfriend asks me to make a batch for him to take home I swear, the homemade mayonnaise is an aphrodisiac.

    • Okay, Star…you hands-down win the best comment of the month award! That is music to our ears! And so glad you and your roommate and the roomie’s bf loved the chicken salad so much! And thanks so much for letting us know! And we LOVE that you make the mayo from scratch! The bomb, right? xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Hi Kris and Wesley, I just made this salad for myself today, I am a southern girl and love a good Chicken Salad but wanted to try making my own. I came across your video and recipe and tried it with rotisserie chicken breast, some grapes, pecans, sliced almonds and dried cranberries along with all your other ingredients. It was awesome and I just loved you both on the video, too funny. Very simple recipe and very tasty. Thank you and I also used the crescent rolls to boot, man you talk about good eating.

    Thank you for making it fun to make. My family loves how I like to do things from scratch, this will be another hit on the list.

    • Hi Ms. Bobbi!! You have no idea how happy you have just made us!! We are THRILLED that you loved the chicken salad and your modifications sound delicious!! Thank you so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review! That means the world to us!!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is hands down the best Chicken Salad I’ve ever made. Thank you for sharing your recipes. Next I’ll make the tuna… cannot wait to explore your other recipes. I’m a cookbook “nut”; any chance y’all have assembled a cookbook?

    • Hi Melba! We are THRILLED you loved the chicken salad so much!! We’re kind of partial to it, and couldn’t be happier that you had such great success with it! And we’re pretty sure you’ll love the tuna salad recipe, too!! We’ve got a cookbook in the works and it’s on the horizon! We’ll shout it from the rooftops as soon as we get closer to publication! Thanks so much for your support and please stay in touch!!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Mike, 1 serving is going to be about 1 cup. Enough to make 1 sandwich. And we are thrilled that you loved our chicken salad recipe. And thank you so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review!! That really means a lot to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Delish! I have to tell you that I was really feeling lazy and used two cans of chicken breast. I followed the rest of the recipe and it was absolutely fabulous. What a delicious flavor with the Dijon mustard and parsley that I don’t normally add in to chicken salad. What a fresh take on a simple chicken salad. I can just imagine what it would be like with fresh chicken thighs. Thank you over and over for making me look like a much better chef than I really am. On to making your brownies next.

    • Hi Diane!! No worries what’s so ever about the canned chicken! When you get a chance, try it with cut up chicken from a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store!! And you are a GREAT home cook!!! Don’t ever think any less than that!! And let us know how the brownies turn out!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Best recipe! I use rotisserie chicken as substitute. I used lemon juice from half a lemon instead of recipe guidelines of 2. Didn’t have fresh dill so I followed recipe on using dried dill in half amount.
    Fantastic and highly recommend this recipe.

    • HI Katie!! Woo hoo!! Sounds like you executed this chicken salad perfectly!! We are thrilled you enjoyed it so much and thank you thank you thank you for letting us know and for the awesome review! That just means so much to us!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

      • 5 stars
        My favorite chicken salad recipe! Have made this a dozen times! Have also used dried cranberries when grapes arent looking too good in the store.

      • Hi Jeana!! Woo hoo!! You fill our hearts with joy!! Dried cranberries are so good, too!! We often include them in our tuna salad recipe!! We are so happy you are loving our chicken salad recipe and thank you SO VERY MUCH for letting us know and for the wonderful review!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is absolutely fabulous! I can’t stop eating it! The lemon in with the mayonnaise was uplifting, the dill gave it freshness, the celery and almonds crunch, the grapes a sweetness, perfection! I bought some croissants to eat with it but just ending up eating it straight, so good!

    • Hi Cindy! Woo hoo!! So So So glad you are loving our chicken salad recipe! Thank you so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review!! We appreciate that very, very much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Husband is raving about this chicken salad. Says it’s the BEST he has ever had. I did not have grapes or onions or celery for that matter. I did have the slivered almonds and I felt I was going to be missing out on some crunch… so, when putting the chicken salad on the croissant I added a layer of French’s crispy onions (not just for green bean casserole). My new secret ingredient. Very delicious.

    • Hi Joni!!! That’s what we LOVE to hear!! Sounds like you made the perfect modifications, and we’re super thrilled that your hubby loved it so much!! WIN/WIN!!! And we love the addition of crispy onions!! Delicious! Thanks so much for letting us and for the great review! Means the world to us!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • This is AMAZING and it IS the best ever chicken salad!! SO happy that I found this recipe. I used chicken salad that was already cooked and cutup from the deli.
    Thank you for sharing! It is definitely in my favorite recipes list!!

    • 5 stars
      This is AMAZING and it IS the best ever chicken salad!! SO happy that I found this recipe. I used chicken salad that was already cooked and cutup from the deli.
      Thank you for sharing! It is definitely in my favorite recipes list!!

      • Hi Suzie!! Woo hoo!!! So so so happy to hear you loved our chicken salad recipe! And thank you so very much for letting us know and for the wonderful review. We just express enough how much that means to us! Stay in touch!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Sasha! It’s actually even better the following day, we think. It will keep just fine in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Let us know if you make it and what you think!!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I’m very touchy when it comes to mayo. This is by far the tastiest and best received recipe for any poultry salad I have ever made. I haven’t and won’t use another recipe again. It’s that good.

    • HI Raquel!! This makes us so happy to hear! We love that you had such great success with our chicken salad recipe! And thank you so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review. We appreciate that very, very much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I used leftover fried chicken thighs in this recipe as well as Light Mayo …everything else was your recipe and it is absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing it.

  • Guys….made this for my partner who is just too picky…(I don’t like mustard…got it anyway…)….next time I’ll try the homemade mayonnaise….followed the recipe closely but added granny Smith apple bits and pecans instead of almond (because, why not?)…the result was as we used to say “to die for, for days”! Some day I’ll tell him about the mustard! Thanks, Dan

  • Ok, I tried your chicken salad. I didn’t have all the ingredients or were allergic to a few. I didn’t use the olive oil, black pepper, but I put a little me quite seasoning on instead. I used half a lemon since it was a lemon pepper rotisserie chicken and I wasn’t sure if it would be to much. I didn’t use as much dill because I used dry and thought that might be to overpowering too. I also used brown mustard instead of dejon. The verdict was … It was delicious! My hubby said I could use more dill. But other then that it was perfect. Next time ill put in the full amount of dill and lemon. He also said it was the perfect amount of mayo to chicken. You were right! Thanks! I love it even with the tweaks!

    • Hi Sherry! That is really so amazing! We’ve always said that this chicken salad recipe was easily adaptable to one’s own tastes, and you proved that perfectly! Your modifications sound great! We do agree that dill is one of the secret ingredients that make this chicken salad so special! Thanks so much for letting us! We truly appreciate that! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is indeed the best EVER chicken salad. I use rotisserie chicken instead of cooking chicken breasts. Follow the rest to a T! Serve it on crescent rolls or croissants. Delicious !!!

    • Hi there! That is awesome to hear! We are so so so happy you loved the chicken salad!! And thank you so very much for letting us know and for the GREAT review! That means the world to us!! Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Ever since I found this recipe a couple months ago, it has become apart of the lunch meal prep rotation through out the month for my family. We all love it! 🙂 Even our boys (13 & 15) had made the request for it to go into the rotation, lol. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious and beautiful recipe! Winner in this house!

  • 5 stars
    Ever since I found this recipe a couple months ago, it has become apart of the lunch meal prep rotation through out the month for my family. We all love it! 🙂 Even our boys (13 & 15) had made the request for it to go into the rotation, lol. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious and beautiful recipe! Winner in this house!

    • Hi there!! Yay!! We are so happy you enjoyed the chicken salad. That’s one of our most favorite recipes of all time and we’re thrilled you loved it, too. And thank you so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

    • That’s so great to hear! We are so glad you had success with the chicken salad! And thank you so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review! That means the world to us!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is FABULOUS! Making this again. Will be my “forever” chicken salad recipe! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • 5 stars
    I am dying to try this, however, my husband hates mayo. Do you think I could sub plain yogurt or 1/2 mayo and 1/2 yogurt (not greek)?

    • Hi Joyce!! Absolutely! You could do 1/2 yogurt and 1/2 mayo, or you could even go with all yogurt. We recommend Greek whole milk yogurt. You’ll still have a wonderful tasting chicken salad with great texture. Let us know if you make it and what you (and your hubby) think of it!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Gentlemen,

    Absolutely incredible chicken salad! Love the dill addition and ingredients marry well after a few hours in the fridge. Couldn’t be better for my tastes. Reminds me of the chicken salad at a deli in the Chicago Tribune building when I lived there nearly 40 years ago. Finally found a comparable chicken salad. Great job!

    • Mike! You have no idea how happy that makes us to hear! We are THRILLED you love the chicken salad recipe! And thank you so much for letting us know and for the fantastic review! That means the world to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • FYI the nutrition information provided is wildly inaccurate. You listed the protein as 1 gram. How does a chicken salad recipe produce a macro of only 1 gram of protein? That’s disturbing if it’s true, but I suspect it’s just wrong. Anyone using this recipe should calculate the nutrition values on your own, if that is important to you. Otherwise, this will throw everything off.

    • I am cooking this recipe later today, that’s why I haven’t rated it yet BUT I am sure it’s going to be 5 stars on looks alone! Can’t wait to give it a try.

      • Awesome! Let us know how it turns out and what you think! And we’ll definitely look into the nutritional info. We have a service that calculates it automatically, but sometimes the numbers get skewed. Thanks for the heads up!!

  • 5 stars
    I am serving this with my appetizers prior to dinner for my beach wedding. It is amazing guys. Quick question. I have 2 daughters who refuse to eat any condiments since they were little. They are now 25 and 21 lol. I would like them to try this but what can I use for them to replace the mayo?

  • The way I make my chicken salad is quite similar. I use pecans instead of almonds, tarragon instead of dill and no mustard. I also like to throw in some chopped tart apple if I have it. I find it works really well as a party appetizer when spooned into endive spears or raddichio leaves.
    I just found your channel, and I love it! Kris and Wesley, I am looking forward to more!

  • Hi there, guys!

    I wanted to ask a favor of you. I am the president of UMW (United Methodist Women) in downtown Fort Worth. We start our monthly luncheons the first Tuesday of the month starting in September and ending in May. The luncheons are typically catered. However since we are in the middle of a pandemic, we won’t be able to meet in person. I wondered if when we promote the meeting if we could include a link to this recipe as a suggested dish.
    This is all in an effort to TRY to make things feel as normal as possible without it being normal at all, if you understand.

    Please let me know. And if you have any other recipes that you think would be good for a “little lady luncheon,” please send them my way! I hope to hear from you soon!

    • Hi Sarah, it’s so nice to meet you! I grew up a Methodist and I think my mother might have been a member of UMW at some point in her life – I’ll have to ask her. You can certainly link to the chicken salad recipe and what a great idea. We have lots of recipes perfect far a “little lady luncheon”- perhaps we should start a recipe category call Little Lady Luncheon recipes. LOL! I’ve included a few links below that you might like:




      Hopefully, this helps!

    • Hi Callie, I’d say cut the other ingredients in half. This is really easy to adjust to your own liking. I’d recommend prepping the ingredients and put together everything for the dressing, and then add that to the cut, cooked chicken. Add as much as however much dressing you prefer in your chicken salad. If you have some left over, it freezes perfectly for the next time you want to whip up a batch! Hope this helps and let us know if you make it and what you think! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • This is great chicken salad. It’s simple, but with lots of flavor. I make it all the time when it’s too hot to cook. I just bake the chicken or boil it in broth, then dice it up. I’ve made it with a variety of different nuts – pecans, walnuts – and low-fat mayonnaise. It always tastes wonderful! I highly suggest including the lemon juice, it adds a great subtle flavor.

    • Hi Reena! We are so happy you enjoyed the chicken salad recipe! And your tweaks sound fantastic! Thank you so much for letting us know and please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This was the best chicken salad I’ve ever made. Definitely a keeper. I put green onions, red grapes and apples. I omitted the celery because I don’t like it. I also used a store-bought rotisserie chicken which was super easy to pick and not have to dirty more dishes cooking the chicken. I have 5 kids and I easily doubled the recipe to bring another family a meal at the same time. To me, the secret punch was the dill. Thank you!

    • Hi Angela! That is so awesome to hear!! Sounds like you made it perfectly!! We are thrilled you had such success with the chicken salad and thank you so much for letting us know and for the awesome review! Please know that means the world to us!! Stay in touch!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

    • 4 stars
      I just made my first chicken salad with a skinless boneless breast after roasting. I added deli mustard instead and everything turned out great. I had tarragon but chose dill instead.Following your directions I will no longer be afrais of making my own chicken salad. Thank you

  • 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight, but I won’t be able to eat it because I’ve already consumed half of it! Very good recipe. Made white bread today, so it should make nice sandwiches.

  • 5 stars
    Hi Kris,
    I decided to try this recipe for a very special lunch that I was making for my sisters who I haven’t seen for many months due to the pandemic and I have to tell you that it was beyond fantastic!
    I slow boiled my chicken in chicken broth for about 90 minutes and it was full of flavor and fall apart tender.
    Followed the rest of the recipe and it all came together beautifully. I served on croissant rolls with my homemade potato salad and a colorful pasta salad as side dishes.
    We had such a great time together and an absolutely wonderful lunch thanks to you and your recipe, of which I added to my favorites and passed on to my sisters 🙂
    Thank you much!

  • Can you use skinless, boneless chicken breast? Thinking of making this but we don’t buy bone in skin on chicken breast.

    • Hi Many! Sure! You can go with skinless/boneless. You’ll need to adjust the baking time. We’d recommend brushing a little olive oil all over the breasts, season them with salt and pepper, and then bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 165°F. Hope this helps and let us know if you make the chicken salad and what you think!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I made a balsamic marinade for my chicken and cooked in my instant pot and then followed the recipe from there. Only thing I left out was the almonds, only because I forgot to get them!

    Hands down, the best chicken salad I have ever made. Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Samantha! YUM!! Balsamic marinade for the chicken sounds heavenly!! We are soooo glad you had such great success with the chicken salad and we appreciate so very much you letting us know and for the GREAT review! Means the world to us! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Second recipe in and loving every bite! Fresh dill is an amazing addition! Plating my chicken salad inside of a beautiful tomato! You two are the best! Tomorrow onto General Tso’s chicken. I am hooked. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and home!
    Patience

    • Hi Patience! So sorry for the delayed response here! Thank you so much and we are so thrilled you loved the chicken salad. And plating in a fresh tomato sounds so GREAT!! We are so glad you found us and we found YOU!! Let us know how General T turns out!! And please stay in touch!!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Sorry for the delayed response, Marjo? Sure you can? We have to say that roasted chicken, or even chicken from a rotisserie chicken will produce a fresher, taste. But the flavors here are so good, that in a pinch, you could go with canned chicken. But we recommend roasted chicken or rotisserie :)!! Let us know how it turns out and what you think! Best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Kathy!!! Love them on Hawaiian rolls! So glad you had such success with the chicken salad. Thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and for the great review! We truly appreciate that very, very much!! Stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Amazing. Love you both. I think you guys are not only great Chefs, are great entertainers. Love love love. P.s. made the chicken salad and is “the best chicken salad”ever.

    • Hi Claudia! You have no idea how much your comment makes us so happy!! THANK YOU!!! We send lots and lots of love back to you, too! And we are so thrilled you liked the chicken salad and thank you SO SO MUCH for the wonderful comment and for the great review!! xoxoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    My neighbor made this last night and brought it over. Absolutely AMAZING.I have never had anything so fresh and tempting to the tastebuds. Thanks Kris. Added it to my grandkids cookbook I’m making with family recipes.

    • Hi Becky! Sorry for the delayed response! That is so AWESOME to hear!! We are thrilled your neighbor made this and brought it to you. That’s a GREAT neighbor!! We are honored to have made it into your book of family recipes. That truly fills our hearts with joy. Thank you so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review. That means the world to us! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • How many people does this feed? I saw it says 10 but the amount of grapes doesn’t seem like enough compared to the amount of chicken

    • Hi Mary, sorry for the delayed response. It makes a pretty big batch. If you’d like to increase the grapes, go for it!! We think the ratio of ingredients is good, but that is what is so wonderful about this recipe, it’s very adaptable to preference and taste. Let us know if you make it and what you think!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • This is one of the best chicken salads I’ve made an everyone wanted a second wrap. I dishes it out on a large leaf lettuce an put the chicken salad on top of that then wrapped it up in a tortilla wrap. Everyone wanted seconds. So thanks for the recipe it was a hit.

    • Thank you SO MUCH, Susan!!! We are so so so thrilled you had such success with our chicken salad and your presentation sounds absolutely amazing. Congrats on hitting it out of the park. And thank you so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review!! Stay in touch, and all the best…Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Wow. This chicken salad is even better than my favorite from a local restaurant. Was hesitant w the grapes but they work well. Seasonings are perfect. Thx for the great recipe!

    • Hi Christine!! Yes!!! We are so thrilled you loved the chicken salad!!! Thank you so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review!!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    You were right it’s the best Chicken Salad Ever! I will be making this a lot….the homemade mayo didn’t turn out so well for me. I couldn’t get it thick and it never turned white. What’s in the recipe that is going to make it thicker and what will make it turn white when you have 2 egg yokes and hot sauce? My mayo looked like rust.
    Thank you for this delicious recipe.

    • Hi Lissa! WE are so thrilled you had such great success with the chicken salad and sorry to hear about the mayo! It does take a little practice to get it just right. We find that safflower oil and just under a cup works well. The hot sauce adds a little flavor but does run the risk of coloring the mayo in the end. Thank you so much for the great review for the chicken salad and for letting us know! We truly appreciate that so so much! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • Update success!
        I don’t know if it was the Safflower oil you suggested or that I went out and got an immersion blender but the mayo recipe came together quickly and so tasty.
        Thank you.

      • YES!!!!! I think both the safflower oil and the immersion blender would make all the difference…that, and you having a few practice rounds under youe belt! Congrats!! And as always, thanks for letting us (and everyone) know! We appreciate that so much!! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Love it! (And I’ve never been a big chicken salad fan.). Will definitely be making this again.

    • Thank you, Susannah! We made a chicken salad lover out of you!! LOL!! So glad you liked it and thank you so much for letting us know and for the awesome review! Means everything to us!! Stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I am not a huge chicken salad fan. But I had some chicken on hand and I thought I would try this recipe. OMG!!! This is really the BEST chicken salad recipe ever. Better than I expected. The flavor is complex and wonderful! THANK YOU!!!

    • Hey Jane!! Woo hoo!! We made a chicken salad believer out of you! LOL! We’re so glad you loved the recipe, and, of course, thank you so very much for letting us know and for the wonderful review! We appreciate that more than you could know! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is by far the best chicken salad I have made and I’m not a real chicken fan so that says a lot. The only thing I trades out was toasted pine nuts for the sliced almonds as I didn’t have any almonds. It was a hit with the other two in the family and have had requests to make it for lunch again. Thank you for this easy and very tasty recipe.

    • Hi Jean!! That is just absolutely fantastic to hear! Toasted pine nuts are great!! So glad you had success with the recipe and thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and for the GREAT review!! That means the world to us! Stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Kathie! You can go really with either temp. The time will vary slightly. Go with 350°F and let cook for 50 minutes to an hour. Internal temp of 165°F.

  • This sounds great and I will definitely try it. I have a southern recipe that does not use the mustard but does use a quarter cup if Major Grey’s Chutney. I never use that much and I add a few shakes of allspice. A local restaurant mixes the salad with brown rice and it’s very good.

  • You’re right Kris & Wesley – This is the best ever chicken salad. I made it for lunch today for hubby and me, and so look forward to trying the others. Thank you for sharing.

    • That is so awesome to hear, Caren!! We are so happy you enjoyed our chicken salad recipe and thank you so much for letting us know!! Stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • Loved it. Picky kid won’t touch dill, mustard or celery, so we left them out. Husband won’t touch mayo either, so I substituted with greek yogurt. Was a winner!

  • 5 stars
    This chicken salad is what dreams are made of. Used the meat from a whole chicken I made in the pressure cooker. Made the salad exactly as written yesterday afternoon, had it on wheat toast for lunch today. It is out of this world DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

    • Amy!!! Woo hoo!!! That is so fantastic to hear!! Great trick to cook the whole chicken in your pressure cooker!! So so so glad you enjoyed the chicken salad and thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and for the GREAT review!!!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I have made this numerous times —— and left a review or two as well — but I just have to leave another one to tell you THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This is the most amazing chicken salad! I absolutely love it —and the people I have served it to absolutely love it. I don’t know what it is that makes this salad so special — and I really wish I did —- I guess it’s just the right combination of flavors and textures and colors. Yum

    • Dana!! You can’t imagine how happy that makes us to hear!!!! We are thrilled that you love our chicken salad recipe so much and thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and the great review!! You are AWESOME!!!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Have been making chicken salad for years…but not this good. The addition of grapes, almonds and mustard just made a world of difference. Cheers.

    • Hi Keith!! That is really awesome!!! So glad you enjoyed our recipe for chicken salad and thank you so much for letting us know and the fantastic review. We appreciate that so so much!!! Stay in touch!! Cheers! Kris & Wesley

  • Should we cook the chicken at 350 or 400? The video is different from the instructions Thanks so much!

  • Hi, this sounds delicious! Should we cook the chicken at 350 or 400? The video is different from the instructions Thanks so much!

    • Hi Geraldine! Sorry about that! Really, either will work, but go with the 350°F. This should take about 50 minutes. But, that also depends on the size of the chicken breast, so always good to check for doneness before using in the recipe. Juices should run clear, and if you have an instant read thermometer, the internal temp should be 165°F. Let us know if you make the salad and what you think of it. Or, let us know if you have any other questions! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. With our situation right now ‘lockdown’ I have to rely on my whats in my pantry. Feeding a family of four is not easy but with your help it makes it very easy for me and the result was really great. Everybody likes it and getting a compliment for everybody while still sitting on the dining table. Again thank you and the home made mayonaise tastes so good too!!!!!

    • Hi Gigie!! That is really so awesome to hear and just fills our hearts with joy. These are challenging times without a doubt. So, being able to help you have a win at the dinner table is just so fantastic. We’re glad the whole family enjoyed the chicken salad! And thank you so very much for letting us know and for the great review. Means the world to us! Stay in touch!!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Nice recipe, thanks! I didn’t have any grapes or apples in the house so I used pears and they worked great. Just needed that sweet component. All I had were chicken strips and I had to use dried dill (One of the few herbs I don’t grow) but even with the substitutions it was delicious.

    • Hi Linda! That all sounds great!! Sounds like you made it work wonderfully. And we are so glad you loved the chicken salad. And thank you so much for letting us know and the GREAT review. We appreciate that very, very much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • Hi Kay. Sure, you could if you like. It will change the texture and taste somewhat, especially the cream cheese, but maybe for the better! The recipe is very adaptable. We think it’s pretty awesome as is, but feel free to tweak to your own liking! Let us know how it turns out!

  • 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this absolutely incredible recipe. We used rotisserie chicken, added dried cranberries as some others suggested, and ate on croissants, as well as having some for a snack which we spread on water crackers. Ran a little low on almonds for our batch today so chopped some walnuts to add – can’t wait to see how it turns out! I am pregnant and foresee a lot more chicken salad cravings in my future!

    • Hi Katie!! Wow!! All sounds fantastic!! We are so glad you enjoyed the recipe and were able to adapt it with such great success! Congratulations on your pregnancy!! So exciting!! And we are thrilled you’ll be gobbling up plenty of chicken salad!! Thanks for letting us know and thank you so much for the wonderful review!! Stay safe and healthy!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

    • Sorry for the delayed response, Abby! Woo hoo!!!! That is so awesome to hear! Congrats on making the hubby and kiddos happy!!! And thank you so much for letting us know and the wonderful review. We appreciate it very, very much!!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This chicken salad is so very delicious! I saw the recipe a couple weeks ago and at the time didn’t have all of the ingredients-once I had everything I couldn’t wait to try it!
    Look forward to making it again to share with guests, eventually! Thank you:)

    • Hi Jessica! That is so awesome to hear! We’re so happy you enjoyed our chicken salad recipe!! Thank you for letting us know and we truly appreciate the great review! That means the world to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Love this recipe so much! I added a bit of cumin and curry, chopped and added salted pecans, and drizzled in 2 tbsp of local honey to add some sweet complexity to the seasonings. We made little lettuce tacos and it was perfect! Thank you for the recipe and tips!

  • 5 stars
    A+ Simply delightful! Thank you so much for the great recipe! I did airfryer chicken & homemade buttermilk bread with fresh lettuce leaves! Perfect lunch for the whole family! I’m in love!

    • Hi Rebecca! Wow!! Love that you did air fryer chicken and the homemade buttermilk bread with lettuce sounds heavenly! Thank you SO SO much for letting us know and for the great review. We really do appreciate that so much. Stay in touch!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Emily! So awesome!! It does make a pretty awesome lunch, right? Thanks so much for letting us know and especially for the GREAT review! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Made this recently and it was absolutely delicious! Love the layers of flavor as you bite down as it was a delightful dance on the tongue!

  • Made this over the weekend after roasting skin on bone in chicken breasts that had been marinated in buttermilk salt and pepper overnight. Went exactly by the recipe, and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, it is a definite keeper!

    • Hi Paula! That’s fantastic to hear! So glad you enjoyed our chicken salad recipe! We really love it, too! And thank you so much for letting us know. We appreciate that very much! Stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Absolutely the best chicken salad I’ve ever made. Going to be a staple in our house from now on. Thank you Kris and Wesley!

    • Thank you, Eve!!! We are so glad you loved the chicken salad and as always, thank you so much for your support and kind words!! It means so much to us!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is the first time I have written a review. I was on line looking for a good chicken salad recipe and came across yours. OMG! this chicken salad is the best. When the flavors all come together the taste is amazing. I did not make the mayonnaise nor did I have regular mayonnaise so I used Primal Kitchen Mayo made with Avocado Oil. I shared the salad with my best friend and also my family. They loved it.

    Thank you Kirs & Wesley for such a great recipe.

  • This was SO SO SO good! Only wished I would have made MORE! I’m heading to the store today to make another batch. Love watching you two, puts a smile on my face!

    • Woo hoo!!! We LOVE hearing this!! We are THRILLED you love our chicken salad recipe!! And thank you so much for letting us know!!!! Stay in touch!! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    We made it with leftover chicken from a homemade chicken soup and it still came out great! We substituted a green apple for the grapes and also added dried cranberries.

    • 5 stars
      I have always loved chicken salad, have ordered it in many restaurants and have made it myself experimenting with different combinations of ingredients. My search for the perfect chicken salad recipe is over. Hands down this is the BEST chicken salad I have eaten. I used an apple as I had no grapes and it worked well. While I can see making minor substitutions occasionally to just change it up a little, apples vs grapes, maybe cashews in place of almonds, nothing about this recipe needs to be tweaked to make it better. It is fantastic!!

  • 5 stars
    I usually don’t leave reviews. But, I feel like I needed to with this recipe. I read some of the comments and saw the good ratings so I had to try it out. OMG this chicken salad is exactly what I wanted it to taste like. It was sooooo good. The only thing I did different was buy mayonaise from the store. I was too lazy to make it LOL!!! It was super easy to follow the directions. Thank you!

    • Tone, you have no idea how happy you just made us!! We are so so so happy that you had such success and loved the chicken salad! And don’t worry a bit about the mayo, we make this constantly, and honestly, only now and then make the mayo from scratch. But, it’s fun to make homemade mayo!! Thanks so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review! We truly appreciate that so much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • 5 stars
        This is the first time I have written a review. I was on line looking for a good chicken salad recipe and came across yours. OMG! this chicken salad is the best. When the flavors all come together the taste is amazing. I did not make the mayonnaise nor did I have regular mayonnaise so I used Primal Kitchen Mayo made with Avocado Oil. I shared the salad with my best friend and also my family. They loved it.
        Thank you Kirs & Wesley for such a great recipe.

      • Hi Clarie!! That is absolutely amazing to hear! We are so so happy you and your friends and family enjoyed it so much! And congrats on such success!!! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us know and the GREAT review. That means the world to us. Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Wow, what a hit! I am on lockdown taking care of my 83yo Dad. Had some frozen grilled chicken to use (I hate that stuff….but you know…buy what you can find and make due). He always claims he only likes chicken salad with mayo, salt and pepper and never lets me make it any other way. Well, I surprised him for lunch with your recipe just now and I think it changed his life. Lol. I really do think the dill and lemon make it. (Of course, we are all making due with what we have, so I spread cranberry sauce on the bread because I didn’t have grapes.) Well, let’s just say his eyes rolled back in his head. I believe OMG and “this is the bomb” were just the start. Absolutely delicious chicken salad. You even made gross, pre-packaged, frozen chicken taste good. Lol. Thank you so very, very much! Stay well!

    • Wow!! That’s the best thing we’ve heard in a while! We are so so so glad you and your Dad enjoyed the chicken salad so much!! And it sounds like you adapted perfectly! Thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and for the GREAT review! We truly hope and pray you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy!! Stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • I don’t usually rate things online but this was the best chicken salad ever and even my husband loves it and he doesn’t like chicken salad. The dill makes it!

    • Julia!! That makes us so so so happy to hear!! So glad you had success with the chicken salad and THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us know!! We appreciate that so very much! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Made this delicious chicken salad!!
    Grated my apples skin on washed, celery plenty favorite ingredient ( chopped petite )red grapes seedless ( cut into 4 pieces )but check them had small seeds That may need to be removed. I added two boiled eggs as my mom said eggs make the salad. Just enough Dukes mayo ( favorite mayo) if u like it sweeter Hellman’s if you are like me too lazy to make
    Dressing or actually in a hurry. Hope you enjoy my
    Similar version —hats off to original recipe !!

    • 5 stars
      Wonderful recipe as is, however I added some julienned apples, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts instead of the almonds and grapes. You could spread a little whole cranberry sauce to the bread for an amazing sweet-tart-savory sandwich!

  • 5 stars
    I added some Cosmic Crisp apple, diced (not peeled). That was a very nice additional flavor. Thanks for this recipe.

  • 5 stars
    I loved the fresh taste of this recipe. It was exactly what I was looking for. I made a quarter of this recipe since there is only two of us. I used dried dill because that’s what we had. I used 1/2 tsp but it was a tad too much for my taste, so I’ll just add 1/4 tsp next time. I used walnuts because I love them and I’m not crazy about almonds. I doubled the red grapes because they are delicious. It was a great recipe that I’ll definitely make again.

    • Hi Layla! All sounds wonderful!! So glad you enjoyed the chicken salad and your modifications sound great! And thanks for the great review. We appreciate that so much! Stay in touch! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I substituted some toasted pecans for the almonds and added a chopped honey crisp apple! Thanks for this delicious recipe!!

  • 5 stars
    DELICIOUS!! Just made this tonight with 2 small rotisserie chickens. Not a big fan of chicken salad and never had almonds or grapes in it before; but I had faith and tried it. So glad I did. Flavors are absolutely wonderful! My husband loved it too! Thanks for making me a convert!

    • Hey Kim! So happy to help lead you to a happy place with chicken salad! LOL!! Keep the faith with us and we’ll try our best to never steer you wrong! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us know and the great review! Stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I was wondering, Is there an ingredient you would recommend to add a tad more flavor? Spice? Heat? Not much just something to compliment what’s there and give just a little something “extra”.

    • Hi Miriam!

      So very sorry for the delayed response! As Joshua said, a bit of cayenne or red pepper would certainly add a little heat. As would cayenne hot pepper sauce (ie, Tabasco, Franks, Lousiana Hot Sauce). But, another one of our favorite additions is a little curry powder. Find some with some heat, and it is incredible in this dish! It inspired us to create our own Curry Chicken Salad! (click for recipe). And thank you SO MUCH for the great review. We appreciate that so very, very much!

  • 5 stars
    Love the recipe. I did tweek it just a bit and added purple onion it really brings out the flavor and I add a little garlic powder . But it’s a family favorite and I always get request . Great dish for luncheons and baby showers .

  • 5 stars
    Love, love, love. I strongly encourage anyone if you are thinking of using this recipe…do it!!! It has such a fresh and vibrant taste. I get so excited when I’m having a group of ladies together, it truly is a good “go to” recipe for gatherings especially at lunch time. I usually get asked if I can give them the recipe and I just tell them to look up “how to feed a loon chicken salad” and make sure to watch the video!!! Love those guys!
    Thanks for the recipe that keeps on giving!
    Sonia❤️
    Indiana

    • Thank you so very much, Sonia!! You just made us happier than you could ever imagine! So thrilled you love the chicken salad and thank you so much for sharing the love!!! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I’ve been using it for over two years and it is my go-to chicken salad recipe. The flavor is amazing and I always get loads of compliments on it!

  • 5 stars
    This was delicious! I loved the dill! The best chicken salad I’ve had. I’m new to your site. Very impressed with all your recipes. I’m very much looking forward to trying many more! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Tanyia!! Woo hoo!! We are sooooo glad you loved the chicken salad! And we are SO HAPPY you found us!! Please stay in touch and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or other fabulous comments! We appreciate that so very much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • 4 stars
        Sorry to say, he was annoying (drama?) But-still, can’t wait to try recipe Got the link from Lemonade Mom she raves about it! Thanks for sharing Sandy

  • Trying this recipe but I had to stop the video. I just couldn’t. The other guy was making my upset with his interruptions. Anyway, I’ll just read your instructions. Can’t wait to try it!

  • 5 stars
    Great recipe! I made this using some leftover chicken that was too dry to eat plain and it still turned out wonderful! I doubled the celery (I like a lot of crunch, personal preference) and added a bit of red onion as well. The dill and almonds definitely add a new layer of YUM. Thanks for another great recipe y’all!

  • I’m going to try this tomorrow on my day off. My question though is about the almonds. I bought one of those salad mixed bags with dried cranberries and honey glazed almonds. Are these almonds not supposed to be sweet? Just sliced? I can always go buy the regular ones but I just want to be clear are they supposed to be salted or just plain sliced roasted almonds? Thanks in advance!

    • Awesome, Luann!! So so so glad you loved the chicken salad! It’s our favorite for sure! And thank you so much for letting us know! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    outstanding chicken salad. easy to make. I did buy a rotesery chicken. the mustard, dill and almonds are the star of the show. could not stop eating, this dish. we put this on fresh buttery crosants, bought at walmart. I also bought roasted almonds, and cut in half. I have many recipies. this one is WOW, dam thats good. thanks Kentucky

  • 5 stars
    It really is the best! Made a batch for quick road trip sandwiches and it was delicious. Used a rotisserie chicken and tasted great. Just back to make sure I have everything to make it again.

  • 5 stars
    I wish I could give more stars! I don’t typically leave reviews but, this recipe is extraordinary. No single ingredient sticks out. Instead, you find a perfectly balanced texture and the combined layers of flavor are insatiable. Even my children beg for it. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Yay!! Thank you, Marisa! So so so thrilled you loved our chicken salad! And HUGE win that the kids liked it, too!! Thank you so much for letting us know! Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • I’m not a huge mustard fan (I actually don’t like mustard at all…sadly) can it be substituted? Does the Dijon taste carry through when finished?

  • 5 stars
    Out of all the other chicken salad recipes this one is excellent. I looked spent time a lot of time finding the perfect combination of ingredients. Yours won hands down. This will be my 2nd time making your chicken salad recipe. Thank you. Hello to your friend Wesley, he’s silly. I like him.

    • Hi Debra! That is the best news we’ve heard all week! We are so thrilled you loved our chicken salad recipe! And thank you so much for the wonderful review and for letting us know. That means the world to us!! And Wesley sends his silly best wishes! You are right…he is silly…but so loveable! Stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • really good! one of my favourite ways to use leftover chicken now. Used grape jelly since I didn’t have plum preserves and still tasted awesome. Many thanks

    • Thank you so much, Robin!! We are so so thrilled that you loved our chicken salad recipe! And thank you for letting us know. That means the world to us! Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Yes indeed gentlemen the Best Chicken Salad Ever! Making it for my family for the third time and everyone absolutely loves it. Thank you for the great recipe

    • Polly!! You have no idea how happy that makes to hear!! So glad you love this chicken salad as much as we do! And THANK YOU for taking the time to let us know!! That means the world to us!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

    • Thank you, Veronica!! So so so glad you liked it…and kudos for making the homemade mayo! We agree…that takes it to an entire new level!! And thanks so much for letting us know and for the great review. We appreciate that soooo much! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Hi again! I’m going to try the tuna salad today, since I have leftover dill, lemon, celery and even red onion. Cranberries aren’t on my list of favorites but I’m going to make an exception for your recipe. You didn’t steer me wrong on the chicken salad!

    While browsing your website I saw that you were on GGG—I KNEW you looked familiar! What a blast that must have been!!

    Look forward to trying out more of your recipes!

    • Awesome!! We honestly think our tuna salad rivals our chicken salad, but you can be the judge of that! GGG was incredible…and incredibly stressful, but tons of fun! Keep us posted as you check out recipes and let us know what you think or if you have any Qs!! xoxo

    • Hi guys, tried the tuna salad yesterday and used the special “fancy” ingredients—capers and cranberries. I found the wild planet tuna in the organic food section, along with a bag of cranberry and almond salad topping. Everything turned out great, but the 3/4 cup mayonnaise was too much. I’ll cut it down to 1/2 cup next time. Signed up for your FB page and I look forward to more easy but different recipes. It’s nice to have new and better ways to cook old favorites. Egg salad is next!!

    • I’d like to post a couple of photos—how can I do that? (You’re dealing with a 57 almost computer illiterate person here )

      • Would this work with Turkey?
        Or do you have a turkey salad recipe?
        I love this, it is the best chicken salad ever!!
        Thank you, Daphne

      • Hi Daphne!

        This recipe would do great with roasted turkey. Roast chicken and roast turkey are similar in texture, a little different in taste, but the turkey would be great. Good use of leftover turkey! And thank you so much for the great review!! We truly appreciate that! Let us know if you make it with the turkey and what you think!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Sooo yummy! I’ve tried lots of chicken salads similar to this but could never find *the* one.
    I just happened to have the ingredients at home, except for the lemon and fresh dill. It was worth going to the store to get those items because I can’t imagine the salad without them now!! I followed the recipe exactly as written and it was perfect. Thanks for my new favorite recipe!!

    • Hi Paula!! Nothing makes us much happier in life than to read a comment like this! Thank you SO MUCH for the kind words and the great review! And we couldn’t be happier that our chicken salad became you new ‘go to’ chicken salad. It’s pretty awesome, we have to agree! Thanks so very much for taking the time to let us know, that truly means the world to us! Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • That is so awesome to hear!! We are thrilled you love our chicken salad as much as we do. And thank you so much for letting us know, that means a lot to us!! Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 4 stars
    Thanks I added a little curry spice to the mayo. Served it on mini croissants for a wedding shower and everyone loved it. Thank you

    • Hi Zay! That’s so great to hear and the dash of curry spice sounds wonderful. We LOVE curried chicken salad!! Thanks for letting us know! We appreciate that very much! (maybe next time we’ll get a 5 star rating! LOL). All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Followed the recipe almost exactly as it’s posted, and it was delicious! I added slightly more lemon juice and some hot Hungarian paprika – wow! Could you please post a nutritional breakdown for this recipe? This has become one of my main post-workout meals and I’d like to be able to accurately log this information. Thank you!

    • Hi Stephen!! Lemon juice is such an important part of the flavor profile, so adding a little more is a great idea! And wow, we best Hungarian paprika is fantastic, too!! We will get the full nutritional breakdown by tomorrow. We are currently updating all recipes to include that, so it’s a bit of a process, but we’ll make sure it’s done by end of week. Thanks so much for letting us know and we are thrilled you liked the recipe! Stay in touch, friend! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    My friends and I made this today. She added a couple tablespoons soft cream cheese and used cashews for the nuts. Very good.

    • Hi Ruth! That is so fantastic to hear! And we like the idea of adding some soft cream cheese. We’ll have to give that a try, too. And yes yes yes to cashews!! Thanks so much for letting us know and we’re so glad you and your friend enjoyed the recipe. Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • I have made this delicious chicken salad several times. My guests always ask for the recipe. This is the only chicken salad I will make from now on. Love this recipe!

    • That is so wonderful to hear, Nancy! And thank you SO MUCH for letting us know. We truly appreciate that!! Stay in touch!! Lots more to come! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    YUM! Never have visited your site and I WILL BE BACK!!! I had leftover rotisserie last night and chicken Caesar salad is good but I am a wierdo and don’t like eating the same dinner twice in a row, so chicken salad. Went through a half dozen recipes before yours and it was a grand slam. I love the scallions in place of onions for a milder flavor with the grapes and the Dijon is unique to this recipe as far as my research went. I’ve already started a list of other recipes of yours I am going to make. Next up-slow cooker ribs this weekend!

    • Heather!!!! That is SO AWESOME to hear!! We are thrilled you loved our chicken salad recipe! We love it so much, too!! And thank you so much for taking the time to let us know and the great review!! And you will LOVE the slow-cooker ribs, we’re pretty sure of that! Do let us know!! Stay in touch and all the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Just made this today. I had leftover bone in chicken thighs I had roasted in the oven and I bought a rotisserie chicken for the chicken breasts and the mixture is so flavorful. I used a little sweet pickle juice to add some sweetness and this recipe is so good! Love a recipe that can accommodate personal preference without taking away from the recipe!

    • Hi Beverly, it really depends on how much chicken you end up with before you mix everything together…but you’ll end up with about 8 cups of chicken salad if you follow the recipe as written. Hope this helps!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Chicken Salad recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’m going to make this for my daughters first birthday and was wondering if I could make it ahead of time? If so, how early can I make ahead? Any tips to making it super tasty for a crowd? Thanks again!!

    • Hi Heather!! Thank you so so much!! AWESOME!!! What we do is cook the chicken ahead of time and cube it up to a day or two in advance. Make the dressing (with the dill) a day in advance. And then a few hours before serving, mix the dressing together with the chicken, grapes, almonds and parsley. Refrigerate until about an hour before you serve, then just give it a good stir, and you’re good to go! Hope this helps and let us know how it turns out!! all the best, Kris & Wesley

    • 5 stars
      I love love this recipie…I love seeing your new recipes pop up in my email…can u tell me if anybody has used the dried dill…and parsley?? I Have the freeze-dried in both.I was thinking about making it this weekend…And didnt want to go bk to store. But if it is not as good….I will. Thanks again for your delicious and always entertaining videos!!! I definitely see why you love that sweet Loon!!

      • Hi Victoria!! You just made our day, our weekend…heck…our month! So so sweet. You can absolutely go with dried, just cut the amount in half. But…I gotta tell you, if the market is not to far away, or too crowded…I’d get the fresh…especially the dill. I really think it’s one of the key ingredients that makes this chicken salad so yummy. But…it would still be delish with dried, too. Let us know how it turns out. And thank you gain. Your words truly mean the world to us!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is so good. Love the grapes and the scallions.
    I couldn’t find fresh dill, so I settled for dry. I used only a teaspoon, the dill flavor still came through nicely. But how much would you recommend?

    • Hi Jessie!! That’s so awesome to hear! And 1 tsp of dried dill should be perfect. Next time you have some fresh dill on hand, give that a shot. Dried is absolutely good, but we think fresh is even better! And thank you so much for letting us know and we’re so happy you had success with the chicken salad! Please stay in touch and let us know of any comments, question, or just general thoughts about anything food related!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • That’s about the best news we’ve heard in quite awhile!!! We are so so glad you like the chicken salad!!! And thank you so much for letting us know!!!!! Stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Quick question what temperature do you roast your chicken breasts on your video you say 400 degrees but the recipe says 350?

    • Hi Shelia! So sorry about that confusion!! 400 degrees is good. We’ll update the recipe to reflect this. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!!

      • Omg!! This recipe is amazing!! I was raised a non-mayo eater, you guys have turned me lol! This is not a mayo sandwich. The balance of mayonnaise and ingredients suggested was perfect. We used croissants as the bread as you had suggested…amazing!! I was skeptical about the grapes and I am pleased to admit that I was wrong, amazing combination! My Dad was even raving about the sandwich lol!! Thank you so much, you guys are awesome!!

  • 5 stars
    Hi Kris & Wesley,
    First thing I will say is AMAZING!!! I made this for my twins’ 3rd birthday party last weekend and everyone loved it! I made some modifications to suit our taste, using chicken that I had smoked, added a little more mayo, substituted pecans for almonds, added a little honey, and served with crackers. I actually just made another double batch last night, because my wife raved about it so much. This will be a regular in our house going forward! Thank you!!

    • Hey Dusty!! That is so awesome! And by awesome…we mean Happy Birthday to your twins!!! And we couldn’t be happier that you had such success with our chicken salad recipe, and your modifications sound fantastic! Smoked chicken and a little honey? Yes indeed!!! And thank you for taking the time to let us know. That really means the world to us, and it’s always good to keep the spouses happy, right? Thanks again and y’all stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    THIS IS AHHHHMAZING. SO delicous!!! I like to use half greek yogurt for a reduced fat option. I’d love to try it with your homemade mayo-maybe next time! I’m currently devouring what didn’t fit in the tupperware :)!!!!

    • Kayla!! That is so awesome to hear!! Homemade mayo is wonderful!!! And half free yogurt is perfect, too. Thank you for letting us know and please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Joan, you could go with 1 tbsp of dried dill and 1 tsp of dried parsley and be in good shape. Let us know how it turns out and what you think! Best, Kris & Wesley

      • 5 stars
        You guys really are a lot of fun! I was wondering what store bought Mayo you would recommend.
        Could I add the Dijon mustard and onion power to the store bought to enhance the flavor? I’m so worried about the raw eggs in the homemade mayo causing some stomach sensitivity
        to one of our guests. However my husband and I have made the homemade mayo and love it!

      • 5 stars
        Perfect on a Hot Summer Night. Thankyou for Sharing. Hubby even ate it and this Man likes Nothing good for him..lol
        I chose to eat mine on a lettuce wrap and it was wonderful for all the carb minded folks.
        Again Thank you!

      • Hi Lolli! That sounds fantastic!! So glad you (and the hubby) enjoyed our chicken salad recipe!!! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us know. That means the world to us!! Please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley P.S. Lettuce wraps are the best!

      • My kids ate the grapes before I had a chance to make this, so I’m going to use peaches we’ll see!

      • That’s hilarious! Well, we feel pretty certain peaches would be a nice addition. Let us know how it turns out!! (at least the kids are snacking healthy!).

  • 5 stars
    Ooh… This was soo goood.

    After Monday morning Mass, the attendees enjoy breakfast together prepared by whoever signed up for that day. Today was my turn and I brought chicken salad on croissant sandwiches and some fresh fruits. They loved the sandwich! I did have several left because it was very cold today. Many of the regulars did not come. (Their ages range between 75 to 90 years.) However, those who came asked for more because they were going to eat them for lunch; another was going to take a few to those who were not present today. I followed the recipe except for adding 1/2 cup more of the almonds.

    It was a joy to watch the ladies enjoy their breakfast and you made that possible because you shared your recipe. Thank you!

    I love watching both of you. Wesley is such a character and he makes me laugh.

    • Hi Hanna!! Thank you so much for letting us know! This makes us happier than anything else. How wonderful of you to prepare lunch for these lovely ladies! Sounds like you handled it all perfectly! You are clearly a beautiful person yourself! Thank you for taking the time to let us know your experience. That truly means the world to us! And thanks for watching…stay tuned…lots more on the way!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Very good, however I made it slightly different, instead of a full cup of mayo I did half mayo and half Greek Yogurt. And I just bought a Rotisserie chicken from Safeway for like $8. I deboned about 10oz of meat and made 4 sammies out of them! Still have over 15oz of the Rotisserie in the freezer for another meal! We had it with a side of carrots/artichoke dip and split an apple. Near the end, I was too full to eat my other sammy, but my girlfriend ate all of hers and is regretful because she wants it again today.. Thank y’all!

  • 5 stars
    This really is the best chicken salad! I served it at a party. Everyone commented on how good it was and wanted the recipe. Thank you for making me look like a great hostess!

    • That is such fabulous news to hear!! So glad you and your guests enjoyed it!! That makes us so happy to hear. And thank you so very much for letting us know. We really, really appreciate it! Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I have made this recipe before (loved it) and have shared it with many people (who also loved it). I hope tonight will be the same. I’ve recently moved in with my 85 year young father who needs a little bit of extra help these days. He hates chicken. It goes back to the early 50s when he lived in a boardinghouse in Washington D.C. and the landlord served chicken for dinner every night — with the pin feathers still on. So – I get it. I understand. But this chicken salad is so damn good that I have high hopes—- if only it wasn’t chicken. Hmmm – we live right in the middle of rattlesnake country – which everyone says tastes like chicken… Wish me luck!

    • Hi Sue!! I hope your father liked the chicken salad!! It is kind of a challenge to do chicken salad, without chicken!! Ha!! I bet you made it perfectly, though, and I bet he loved it…at least that you made him dinner!! I’m not sure how Rattlesnake Salad would be…but who knows! Maybe delicious!! Stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • I was wondering if dried cranberries would also be good in this salad? Please let me know and I can’t wait to try it!!!

    • Hi Sherri!! Oh, absolutely!! We LOVE dried cranberries. They would work perfectly in this chicken salad. We actually do call for them in our Best-Ever Tuna Salad. Let us know when you make the dish and what you think!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Kris and Wesley,

    I made your chicken salad tonight and OMG!! It was soooooo good! Our grandchildren gobbled it up! It really made a lot too. I think the children loved it even more because of the grapes. Thank you so much for sharing it with the world. I consider it a gift!

    Thanks again!

    • Angela!! That is so wonderful to hear!! Getting a note like this is a GIFT to us! It means so much, and we could not be happier that you and your wonderful grandkids gobbled it up! Big win!! And thank you so very much for letting us know, means a lot to us. Please stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • This is seriously the best ever chicken salad! I brought it to work and everyone loved it. They all demanded the recipe, and I even converted a previous chicken salad hater with this recipe. I did alter it slightly by adding extra dill and leaving out the almonds. I also used a whole chicken instead of just the breasts. Sooo Good!

    • Hi Kayla! That is so awesome to hear! It’s great to make everyone at work super impressed, right? And your changes sound just right (we’re huge fresh dill lovers, too, so we always up the dill content, too!). And THANK YOU so much for taking the time to let us know. That truly means the world to us. Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley.

    • You guys are so funny! I could watch you all day! I’m so excited to try this recipe! My husband and I are raising our four grandchildren and we are constantly looking for alternative recipes for chicken. This looks fabulous!

      • Hi Angela!! Thank you so much, that means the world to us!! And wow! You’ve got your hands full raising four grandchildren, but somehow, we think you and your husband don’t mind it at all. We absolutely love this chicken salad and really hope you and your family do too! Do let us know what you think and please stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • Alright, I was snobby! I made a bath of chicken salad to take for a friends going away party. We ate most of it later that evening, so made a double batch. My friend who was moving looked at me and frowned. I have known you 10 yrs, and you have never made this! Told her it was a family secret…ok, I lied too. She wanted the recipe, i told her i was not sure if i could share it, family thing you know! So she said who is closer to family to you here? I reached in my pocket and gave it to her, including your site on it. ( you know, the family site!) Next thing i know she was running off copies for everyone! Said it was her family recipe! When it works it works…oh, and welcome to the family…bunches of them!

    • Helen…you have literally made our day, our week, hell! our entire month!! You are so awesome! And we are SOOOOO thrilled that you (and your friend) love our chicken salad. We think it’s the bomb, too!! And you are more than welcome to call it your family recipe…like you said…we’ll just consider ourselves family!! Please stay in touch!! And check out other recipes…lots of other super dishes and tons more to come!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    My husband is extremely picky and he LOVES this! Thank you for this recipe! Has anyone ever used eggs in this recipe?

    • Thank you, Susan…and your hubby!! So glad y’all liked our chicken salad recipe. And are you kidding??? Eggs would be fantastic in this!! We may just try that on our next batch!! Thank you and stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Hi Kris & Wesley,

    I’m so excited to try this chicken salad! It sounds amazing, and I’m going to make it for a family Christmas get together. While I’m here, I’ll add that I love watching you all and y’all have the best personalities! I have a question though: if using store bought mayonnaise, will it make a difference if I use regular or light?

    Cheers from TN! Gabrielle

  • 5 stars
    I’ve made this dozens of times, and I’m convinced it’s the best chicken salad in the world. Thank you for an amazing recipe!

    • Nothing makes us happier than to read a message such as this. Thank you so much, Heather!! We are so thrilled you love this recipe! And thank YOU so much for taking the time to let us know. We truly appreciate it!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I made it a few times but the most recent I added celery seed to complement the celery, and WOW it got even better! Thank you.

  • 5 stars
    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RECIPE ❤️❤️❤️
    It’s my third time making it today and going to the store to get some rotisserie chicken! I’m going to try to make it with avocados this time
    I absolutely recommend fresh dill it’s soooo good!!

    • Awesome!!!! We are so thrilled you love this chicken salad as much as we do!! Avocados sound heavenly!! Thanks so much for letting us know, Meg, and please stay in touch!! xo Kris & Wesley

      • 5 stars
        It turned out heavenly thanks to you guys I ate it for breakfast yesterday with the mini croissants mmmm… My husband kept sneaking it from the container with chips in his hands lol we love your recipe!! Thank you soooooo much!!

      • Yay!!! Meg, that is such GREAT news! So happy you and your husband enjoyed it!! And thank YOU so much for letting us know. Means the world to us. Stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

      • 4 stars
        This is a wonderful recipe and my family request it often. It would help for non pro chiefs such as myself if you would give the measurement for the dry dill and parsley, I don’t always have fresh on hand but always have dry spices in my pantry. Thank you for sharing this family favorite recipe.

  • 5 stars
    We make slavic chicken noodle soup and save our chicken for our chicken salad. Thought i would find a new recipe, so I tried yours. It was zdumiewający ~! Even though with boiled chicken the texture is different, it worked out and tasted great. Thanks for your video too.

  • 5 stars
    Ok, so I broke out of my comfort zone and made this chicken salad. I normally make it the way I make tuna salad and am I glad I stretched my wings! I cook for a small school and the kids all gave this 2 thumbs up! I leery of the dill so I only got one thing and ended up adding dry as well. No nuts due to allergies and the grapes and dried cherries were on the side. Served these in ww pita. Still fabulous! Definitely will make again!

    • I love your recipe for the chicken salad and the homemade mayonnaise. I am making the mayo right now but it won’t get thick! Help! Any suggestions? I am using all of your ingredients including the avocado oil.

      • Hi!
        I had the same trouble with the mayo. Apparently, you have to slowly add the oil as you blend the other ingredients. To fix the thin mayo- put 1 egg yolk in a separate bowl. Slowly start to add thin mayo mixture to the egg yolk while blending or whisking. It should start to thicken around 2 min.

  • 5 stars
    This was so delicious – best chicken salad I have ever made!! I used two rotisserie chickens which required a bit more of the mayo mixture. As one of those rare people who don’t like celery, I subbed some baby bok choy ribs to keep the crunch! Can’t wait to try this base with some mango chutney and curry powder. Thanks so much!!

    • Man, oh man, that sounds great! I bet bok choy ribs were great! I’ve added curry before, and it’s divine. Thank you for letting us know and please stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • I’ve been searching for a good chicken salad recipe and tho the dill weed scares me, I’m going to give this a shot. I do a slow broast of whole chickens the night before with the usual suspects (onion, carrot, celery, s/p. gallon of water, & bay leaves) as this also becomes a broth for another day. After deboning I let the bones and the cooked veggies continue to cook all day. I create lunch for a small private school so no nuts and the grapes, dried fruit, and possibly even the celery will be served on side as options along with shredded lettuce & tomato slices. It will be served on ww pita. Lots of homemade pickles and veggies accompany. I’ll let you know how this goes.

      • 5 stars
        Ok, so I broke out of my comfort zone and made this chicken salad. I normally make it the way I make tuna salad and am I glad I stretched my wings! I cook for a small school and the kids all gave this 2 thumbs up! I leery of the dill so I only got one thing and ended up adding dry as well. No nuts due to allergies and the grapes and dried cherries were on the side. Served these in ww pita. Still fabulous! Definitely will make again!

      • Hi Michele! That is so wonderful to hear! It’s fun to break out of that comfort zone every now and then, especially when you have success. And especially happy to hear that the kids liked it. Sound wonderful in a pita! We’ll definitely have to try that. Thanks so much for letting us know and thanks for the great review!! Please stay in touch. All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is the best chicken salad recipe but however the pictures show using fresh dill, not parsley. So I added the fresh dill and I will tell you does make it number one.

    • HI Georgie! Thank you so much! We agree, we think the addition of the fresh dill is one of the reasons this chicken salad is so delicious. The parsley is a nice touch, too. Please stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I give it 10 stars outta 5. I know the math does not add up but who cares!? This is a blessing and I am enjoying it!
    A friend told me if I made it again to bring more to share. It was much enjoyed by my guests, some whom are not easily impressed, so thank you for sharing!

    • You just made our day, week, month!!! We are THRILLED that you had such success with the chicken salad. That is so wonderful to hear, and thank you so much for letting us know!! Please stay in touch!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

    • HI Darcy! Sorry for the delayed response…we’ve been out of town. Yes…this can be frozen once prepared. I would allow to thaw for at least 24 hours in the fridge. Let us know how it turns out. Thanks! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This chicken salad was absolutely delicious. My movie night girlfriends all enjoyed it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • 5 stars
    Definitely a great recipe. I reduced it by half since I had 2 lb of chicken, added a hint of California garlic powder and cashews, not almonds (personal preference).
    I plan to use this recipe again for a get-together.
    Thank you for the recipe, next is the homemade mayo!! 5 Stars for this recipe, God bless you and your skills, amigo!

    • Thank you so much! We are so thrilled you had success with and sounds like you made some delicious modifications to it…which is great! Thanks for letting us know, and do let us know how the mayo turns out! xoxoxo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    OMG! This truly is the BESTEST chicken salad! Thank you! My cooking skills are 3/10 but this recipe is fail proof! I’ve been searching for a good chicken salad recipe for days now and luckily I landed here. My husband (who is the good cook in the house) was kind of doubtful as to what result I will produce but when he tasted it, he just couldn’t get enough of it!
    We are from the Philippines by the way! (Salamat! Or thank you in English)

    • Hi Lalaine!!

      Wow!! That is so fantastic to hear! Sounds like you made the dish perfectly!! Thank you so much for letting us know, and stay tuned…and please stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing. It is so easy and so delicious. I had been CRAVING good chicken salad and this 100% hit the spot! I cannot wait to try more of your recipes:):):).

    • Thank you, Rachel!! That is so wonderful to hear! Thank you very much for letting us know and please do stay in touch and give the other recipes a try…we think you’ll like them, and when you, let us know what you think! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • 5 stars
      OMG – Best Ever is RIGHT!!!!! Added my almonds to the salad for that crisp texture – freshly toasted – and just before I served the chicken salad, in a cup of Belgian Endive, sprinkled just a few on top for that professional look. Add a Peach Bellini and you have a Girl Luncheon.

  • 5 stars
    I give this recipe 5 stars!

    Y’all, I made this for a baby shower and omitted the nuts (in case there was an allergy), and everyone loved them!! It’s very savory and the grape helps sweeten it. It’s perfect!

  • Y’all, I made this for a baby shower and omitted the nuts (in case there was an allergy), and everyone loved them!! It’s very savory and the grape helps sweeten it. It’s perfect!

    • Yay!! Lauren! You just made our day!! That is so great to hear and we couldn’t be happier that you had success with this chicken salad! Thank you so much for letting us know, that really means a lot to us. xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • Hello, I am hosting a baby shower and want to serve this on croissants. Do you think I could use cashews instead of almonds? Thanks for such a delish looking recipe. Also would it triple well? Thanks!!!

    • Hi Shawn! Cashews would be great. Maybe give them a little chop, but they would be great. And yes, we’ve had many folks triple (even quadruple) the recipe to great success. Let us know how it turns out!! Best, Kris & Wesley

    • Helene!! Thank you so much for letting us know and we are thrilled you had success not only with the chicken salad, but the homemade mayo, too. That is so fantastic. And thanks for subscribing! You are the BEST! Stay in touch!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

      • No dude. YOU GUYS are the best!
        So looking forward to the next recipe! And being thoroughly [distracted from politics ] entertained<—

  • Okay guys! Prepared everything earlier today and we are chilled to perfection. The mayo came out exactly as your video! I watched it a couple of times and followed the recipe to the letter and wag-lah, I have the bestest light yet very satisfying meal ready for friends and family. This chicken salad is amazing! Your instructions were precise and delivered fail-safe results! Thank you so much. No more store bought mayo for this group! Cheers :o)
    (also, I’m a new subscriber)

  • 5 stars
    Love, love, love with a capital ‘L’! Served this for my in-laws at a brunch style gathering and it was a big hit. I’m keeping this receipe forever and making often! Thank you for posting.

    • Veka!! Thank you so very much!! That makes us so happy to hear that you provided such a hit for the in-laws! We know that’s not always easy to do!! :). So glad you all enjoyed the recipe and sounds like you prepared it perfectly. Please stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • PERFECTION… complete awesomeness. Really I’m sure you know that based on all your comments. But I just had to take a moment to thank you very kindly from Canada! I usually never comment on recipes because I am a very picky home chef; but this left my family salivating for more! I did add a bit of chilli powder, and served it on lettuce leaves, as lettuce wraps. Fabulous, wonderful, and bravo!!

  • 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I particularly like the sweetness of the grapes with the crunch of the almonds! This will be my go to chicken salad recipe! Thanks.

    • Thank you, Camille!! We agree, we really like the sweetness of the grapes (but not too sweet!) and those almonds are subtle but add such nice texture. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to let us know. Means a lot!! And we are so glad you enjoyed it! Stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! This is the best chicken salad I’ve ever made. I finally found a keeper. Will be making this for years to come.

    • Wow, Jay! That is so awesome to hear! We are so happy you enjoyed the recipe! It is definitely one of our all-time favorites. Thanks again! Best, Kris & Wesley

    • Hi Rita! It’s all fully cooked, so it could easily stay in the fridge in a container for a week. It will not be quite as fresh (obviously), but will still be fine for eating (and still very delicious!). You can also freeze for up to two months. Enjoy!! Best, Kris & Wesley