Classic Chicken Salad Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCourse
Main Ingredient


 Chicken3 Pound (1 Piece)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Celery stalks3 , finely chopped
 Mayonnaise1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Fresh lemon juice2 Teaspoon
 Ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2949 Calories from Fat 1750

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 194 g298.7%

Saturated Fat 47 g235%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 951 mg

Sodium 4143.5 mg172.6%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g1.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.2%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 277 g553.6%

Vitamin A 37.8% Vitamin C 14.3%

Calcium 20.6% Iron 63.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In 4-quart saucepan, place chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and gently simmer until chicken loses its pink color throughout, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes; drain (reserve broth for another use). When chicken is cool enough to handle, discard skin and bones; cut the chicken meat into bite-size pieces.
2. In large bowl, combine celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; stir until blended. Add chicken and toss to coat. Transfer to serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.