Chicken salad is a healthy fresh salad that has nutritious fresh ingredients. This ultimate chicken salad recipe by Downshiftology on YouTube looks so bright, colorful, and flavorful. I’m not a big fan of chicken salads because I do not like mayonnaise. However, I do like the idea of it. The things I’ve said in the past about Downshiftology is that her recipes always include alternatives and variations if you do not want to follow her recipe verbatim. There are not many steps to do to make this ultimate chicken salad and it takes minimum cooking.
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless breasts Chicken Breasts
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 cup Red Grapes, quartered
- 2 stalks Celery, diced
- 3 stalks Green Onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup Toasted Almonds, sliced
- 2 tbsp Parsley
- 1 tbsp Tarragon, chopped
- 1 Lemon
- Salt and Pepper to taste
First, poach the chicken by adding water to cover on top with a teaspoon of salt. For a punch of flavor, include aromatics such as fresh herbs. Put the pot on the stove for medium heat and let it gently simmer for about 10 minutes. Some alternatives to skip this step is using rotisserie chicken or baked chicken.
Next, while the chicken is cooling, prep the other ingredients and vegetables into bite-sized. Then place them into a mixing bowl to mix everything together along with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Mix until well combined.
In conclusion, chicken salads can be served chill or warm. This can be a great keto-friendly salad if you remove the almonds and wrap it in butter lettuce. I love how this can be served as a dip, salad, or sandwich. This summer’s own version of comfort food. Honestly, this specific recipe makes me want to try it out because I’m always looking for healthy eats.