Wholesome Bliss: My Go-To Chicken Salad Recipe
Hey foodies! Today, I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorite recipes – a scrumptious Chicken Salad that’s become a regular star on my dinner table. Packed with flavor, loaded with wholesome ingredients, and incredibly easy to whip up, this dish has earned a permanent spot in my recipe repertoire.
The Magic Begins with Fresh Chicken
To kick things off, start with boneless, skinless chicken breast. I prefer using freshly cooked chicken for its tender texture and pure flavor. Simply season it with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until perfectly juicy and cooked through. Once cooled, chop it into bite-sized pieces.
The Veggie Crunch
For that delightful crunch, add in finely chopped celery and vibrant red pepper. These veggies not only bring a burst of color to the dish but also contribute a satisfying texture that complements the tender chicken.
Secret Weapons: Homemade Mayo and Mustard
Now, here’s where the magic happens – my homemade mayo and mustard. These condiments elevate the flavor profile, giving the salad a rich and tangy twist. The mayo adds a creamy consistency, while the mustard delivers a zesty kick. Trust me, once you’ve experienced the homemade versions, there’s no going back!
Assembly – A Cinch!
With all the ingredients prepped, it’s time to bring everything together. In a large bowl, combine the chopped chicken, celery, red pepper, homemade mayo, homemade mustard, onion powder, and garlic powder. Gently fold everything together until well-coated, ensuring that every bite is a perfect medley of flavors.
Healthy, Simple, and Oh-So-Delicious
What I love most about this Chicken Salad is its simplicity. It’s a testament to the fact that wholesome, nutritious meals don’t have to be complicated. This recipe ticks all the boxes – it’s healthy, satisfying, and bursting with homemade goodness.
Whether served on a bed of fresh greens, tucked into a whole-grain wrap, or enjoyed with crackers, this Chicken Salad never fails to impress. It’s become my go-to for potlucks, picnics, and those busy weeknight dinners when I crave something hearty yet hassle-free.
Give it a try, and I guarantee your taste buds will thank you! Here’s to deliciously simple meals that bring joy to the table. Happy cooking!
- 2 Chicken Breasts Diced or Shredded
- 2 Celery Ribs Diced
- 1/2 Red Pepper Diced
- 2 Tbsp Homemade Mustard
- 1/2 Cup Homemade Mayo
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- 2 Tsp Spicy Pepper Medley
- Preheat the oven to 410F
- Bake Chicken for 25 minutes, then remove from oven and let completely cool.
- Diced or shred the chicken, and all the veggies.
- Mix all the ingredients into a bowl. Volia! It's ready to be eaten.