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Chicken and Celery Salad

 

 

Got leftover chicken from dinner? Why not make this tasty chicken salad for lunch the next day! This recipe for Chicken and Celery Salad has only a few ingredients but is packed with flavor. If you don’t have leftovers, you can even use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. Or, try poaching chicken breasts using this quick and easy recipe: How to Poach Chicken for Salads.

 

Delicious served on a lettuce leaf, crackers, or bread.

 

 

 

CHICKEN AND CELERY SALAD

(makes approximately 2 cups)

 

 

Dressing Ingredients:

4 Tbsp mayonnaise

1-2 Tbsp Dijon mustard (start with 1 Tbsp and increase if necessary)

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

 

Salad Ingredients:

12oz/300g cooked chicken (QUICK TIP: Save time by using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket OR try poaching your own chicken breasts using this quick and easy recipe: How to Poach Chicken for Salads.)

3 sticks of celery, thinly sliced

2 scallions/spring onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)

 

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare the dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and whisking together. (You will add the salad ingredients directly on top of the dressing, so make sure your bowl is big enough.)
  2. Cut or shred the cooked chicken into small bite-size pieces, and put into the bowl on top of the dressing. (You can use leftovers, a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, or grill/poach some chicken breasts.)
  3. Slice the celery and scallions/spring onions. Add them to the bowl on top of the chicken.
  4. Using a spatula or large spoon, fold all the ingredients together.
  5. Taste and add salt/pepper if necessary.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve on lettuce, crackers or bread.

 

 

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