Not Your Chicken Salad

Not Your Chicken Salad

This is great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.  It is my go to when I have chicken from chicken soup that I need to use. A combination of crunchy and sweet ingredients that is like a party for your tastebuds. 

Super easy to toss together.  Just combine all your ingredients in a bowl, add your mayo and mix. 

And your chicken salad is ready to go.  Great served up on a piece of toasted sourdough or rye. You could pack for lunch and eat with some pretzel crisps or pita chips. 

Not your Chicken Salad

A chicken salad that bursts with flavor in your mouth. Easy to toss together and a great way to use up extra cooked chicken (or turkey!).


  • 4 cups cooked chicken diced
  • cup apple, diced into small pieced
  • cup red seedless grapes, quartered or cut into ⅛th if the grapes are large
  • ½ cup celery, diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup yellow or sweet onion, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup dill relish ok to sub for minced dill pickle
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill or sub 1 tablespoon fresh
  • ½ - ⅔ cup mayo I use light mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix everything except the mayo into a large bowl.
  • Start with the lesser amount of mayo and add more as needed. Add any salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy right away, or store in an airtight container until ready to use. Can make it a day ahead.


This recipe is very versatile and forgiving if you don't have or don't like one of the ingredients.  The combination of the sweet-tart fruit and the texture of the apples and celery really make it a party for your tastebuds.

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