Not Your Chicken Salad

December 6, 2020

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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