My Mom's Chicken Salad is full of tender chicken, creamy but with a lighter texture and the celery and toasted almonds gives it a delicious crunch.
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Mom's Chicken Salad

My Mom's Chicken Salad is the best! It's full of tender chicken, creamy with a lighter texture and the celery and sliced almonds give it a delicious crunch!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 211kcal
Author Heather - My Sweet Mission


  • 4 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds


  • Place the chicken breasts and salt in a pan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until chicken is tender. Reserve 1/4 cup chicken broth. Cool and cube chicken.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the cooked and cooled chicken, except for the sliced almonds. Stir to combine and add additional salt, if desired. Cover and chill in refrigerator 1-2 hours, or until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, sprinkle with the toasted sliced almonds (see note below for toasting almonds) and serve on croissants or fresh rolls.


  • Use the USDA Minimum Internal Temperature Chart for cooking meat.
  • If you prefer your chicken salad a little moister, add an additional tablespoon or two of chicken broth.
  • To toast sliced almonds: Place sliced almonds in a pan over medium-high heat, stir constantly until toasted. Cool and sprinkle on top of the chicken salad.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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