Summer Chicken Salad

Nothing brings up the picture of retro lunch than a nice chicken salad sandwich on white bread. Of course, I do tend to prefer mine on rye bread. Hmmm…anyhow, add a slice of tomato or two if you wish or…make it totally retro and serve on a leaf of lettuce, stuffed into a tomato shell. Yum! Use your leftover barbecued chicken (take the skin off), the chicken off the parts no one volunteers for at dinner, or snag a piece of chicken leftover from dinner. (or you could just go get one of those deli rotisserie chickens and use that, not as thrifty but quick)

Basic Chicken Salad

1-2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 small grated onion
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (add a shade more if needed to make salad stick together)
2 tablespoons sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Combine first three ingredients in bowl. Mix together mayonnaise and sour cream. Add to chicken mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Some variations:

Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of any of the following:

Chopped hard boiled eggs
Chopped apple (add a bit of lemon juice to it before mixing in, so the apple doesn’t turn brown)
Mandarin oranges
or a small jar of pimentos-drained


  1. How about a nice tuna salad?

  2. I love chicken salad. I will have to try this!

  3. What a neat idea. I am always looking for new food ideas. I already have most of this in my house! Thanks.

    I am tagging you for Rockin’ girl blogger. 🙂

  4. hmm on tuna salad. I tend to do it the same way only substituting really WELL DRAINED tuna…preferably that white kind, wait, no sour cream with tuna. hmmm. I do throw some old bay in there from time to time.

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