Sweet and Savory Chicken Salad

For me, the best part of a roasted chicken is the leftover breast meat…

…because I make chicken salad with it.  And I love me some chicken salad!

Now, I make my chicken salad with canola oil based mayonnaise, which makes it somewhat less fattening.  Then, I plop it on some toasted whole grain bread and top it leafy lettuce.  YUM!

As for my recipe, honestly I eyeball it so I’m not really sure about the quantities listed below, but you get the idea.  Plus, it also depends on what ingredients I have on hand.  Sometimes I’ll add dried cranberries and chopped apples.  Anything goes! It’s all good.

Chicken Salad


½ cup chopped chicken breast

4 Tbsp mayonnaise

2 Tbsp minced celery (about 2 stalks)

2 Tbsp minced red onion

¼ cup sliced raw almonds

¼ cup of red seedless grapes cut into halves


Add all the ingredients in a small bowl.  Mix until well combined.  Add salt and pepper, if needed.

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From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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  1. Heather @girlichef says:

    Chicken Salad is a favorite of mine, too…so versatile! And always tasty…except the one time when I ordered it from a bagel shop, drove away, took a big bite and discovered- Miracle Whip. Barf. Ruined my day…

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