culinary review

Basic Chicken Salad with Celery, Pickles & Mayonnaise

Last Modified: 07/13/10
First Published: 07/13/10
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chicken salad

If you happen to have some cooked chicken breasts on hand which you would like to use, then a basic chicken salad is always a safe card to play which pleases everyone alike. We like to first cut the chicken in cubes, then chop it in the food processor along with cut up celery, pickles, mayonnaise and lemon pepper until an incorporated salad is created. This is a very simple and quick way of doing it, and the result is very good.

If you desire more flavors, then either a bunch of freshly chopped herbs and a pressed garlic clove would be nice, or a tablespoon of fragrant curry powder. These additions would turn this salad into a different dish, very good, but nonetheless different. Here we wanted something rather simple and basic, it's such a comforting and delicious salad which is great to serve on a piece of toasted bread along with some lettuce and slices of tomatoes.

chicken salad sandwich

Servings 4-6


  • 3-4 cooked chicken breasts
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped up
  • 2 large pickles, chopped up
  • A couple of tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • Lemon Pepper

Cut the cooked chicken into cubes, then place it in the food processor along with the chopped up celery and pickles. Also put in a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise as well as a generous helping of lemon pepper. Process in short bursts until it starts to come together. If you need more mayonnaise, add some, however you don't want this salad to be swimming in it, a little bit goes quite far.

Taste and possibly add some more seasoning as well as some salt if it needs it.

Either cover and store in the fridge for a couple of hours, or serve immediately on some nice bread or crackers.