Stack of two chicken salad sandwiches on a white plate set over a dark grey cloth.

Chicken Salad Recipe

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 cups cooked diced chicken breasts, cold
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (about 2 small)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions* (about 2)
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise**
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Bread slices or lettuce leaves for serving


  1. Add chicken to a large mixing bowl, pour lemon juice over chicken. Add celery, green onions, parsley, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  2. Serve immediately in bread or lettuce leaves or chill in refrigerator up to 1 day.

Recipe Notes

  • *Red onion can be substituted in place of green for a stronger flavor if desired.
  • *Light mayonnaise can be substituted for a lighter option or substitute 1/4 cup of the mayo with plain Greek yogurt.
  • Try it with fresh fruit such as diced grapes or apples and a hint of honey.
  • Delicious toppings on the sandwich include lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, and sliced avocados.
  • Nutrition includes chicken salad only, no bread no extra toppings.