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Chicken salad in a lettuce cup.

Chicken Salad

Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, chicken salad sandwich
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 one cup servings (about)
Calories: 204 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

This Chicken Salad is anything but ordinary. It's filled with diced chicken, crisp celery, grapes, and green onions all tossed in a creamy dressing.


  • 1 cup (240g) real mayonnaise
  • 1 (8oz)(226g) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon season salt
  • 3 cups (450g) cooked and cubed chicken
  • 3 cups (360g) chopped celery
  • 3 cups (480g) red or green halved seedless grapes
  • 1 (8oz)(227g) can water chestnut, drained and chopped
  • ¾ cup (75g) chopped green onion


  1. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, cream cheese, and season salt. Add in the remaining ingredients and gently combine.

  2. Serve immediately as a salad or sandwich--or make in advance (which I think it tastes even better the next day!)

Recipe Notes

  1. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 1018mg44%
Potassium 639mg18%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.