Simple Chicken Salad

This simple chicken salad uses ingredients we typically have on hand and makes a nice alternative to your typical lunchmeat sandwiches. Also a great hit at a party with crackers or celery sticks.


  • 2 12-oz can chicken breast
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional


  1. Combine all ingredients except nuts, and chill.
  2. If desired, just before serving, stir in nuts.
  3. Serve with crackers or spread on bread for sandwiches.


  • Dijon mustard can be used instead of honey mustard.
  • Use light or fat-free mayo and sour cream to cut the calories.
  • In addition to (or as substitutes for) the chopped vegetables, try chopped grapes.
  • Substitute 1 tsp celery seed and 1 tbsp dried chopped onion for the vegetables. Be sure to allow 4 to 6 hours to chill to ensure the onion softens.

Time Required: 15 mins

Servings: 4

Rating: 5 stars (★★★★★)