Nini’s Best Chicken Salad Recipe EVER!!!

Nini’s Best Chicken Salad Recipe EVER!!!

Whenever we have a finger food event and sometimes just to have on hand at home, my chicken salad recipe is ALWAYS a huge request! Now I’m gonna share it with you….but only this once 😉 so pay attention!! 🙂

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Shopping list:

1.5-2 lb Chicken Breast 

Chicken Bullion Cubes



Seedless Red Grapes

Onion Powder

Garlic Powder



Miracle Whip


Now let’s whip up some chicken salad!

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First boil the chicken breast in water with 3 bullion cubes for about 15 minutes. I cut the breasts in half or thirds and stab little holes in them so they cook faster and absorb the flavor and moisture while they cook!

While that’s cooking chop about 1/2-3/4 of the onion (depending on how much your bunch likes onion!) and 1-2 celery stalks. I chop mine very small because mine like the flavor of them but they aren’t much on the texture! You can sit this aside or put it in the bottom of your big mixing bowl…just be sure if you do you mix good from the bottom once its all together!

While you’r waiting you can also 4th or 6th your grapes….I don’t chop them because they get a little too mushy and they do better crisp in the salad. 

Once your chicken is finished drain and shred the chicken (these small pieces make this much easier than if you had left them in huge pieces, you’re welcome) I just use 2 forks and shred away. Add them to the big mixing bowl and before you put anything else in mix the onions, celery and grapes with the shredded chicken. 

Next add garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. I use 1+ tsp of these. Maybe I use a little more, but we LOVE some garlic and onion powder around here 😉 Now mix all this good again!

Last but not least add the miracle whip and mayo. I use about 2 Tbsp of Miracle Whip and 3 Tbsp of Mayo mixed in and then just add by the spoonful until I feel like its enough. Mix very well. 

Now I like to pack mine in an airtight container and let it all mesh together a few hours or overnight before serving. 

I serve on croissants but its great on regular bread or rolls as well!!!



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  1. Chicken salad is a staple in our house. My husband LOVES to take it with him to work for his lunches.

  2. Yum!! I much prefer chicken salad served on croissants than any other bread. Your recipe sounds delicious. I sometimes use apples instead of grapes. I also like to add cashews or slivered almonds right before serving for an extra crunch.

  3. I love chicken salad like this! I’m going to need you to make me some, k? mmmmmmm

  4. This looks so good. Chicken salad is one of my favorite things to eat!

  5. I love a good chicken salad. This recipe sounds so delicious. This would be perfect in the summer with a nice roll and some fruit! Thanks for this recipe!

  6. I’m from the South, so it’s required that I love chicken salad. This sounds perfect for the hot weather!

  7. Alright Nini, I have never made my own chicken salad but I am going to give your recipe a try. I usually but some from my local grocery store, but I would like to have a way to save money doing it myself.

  8. I love chicken salad and this recipe looks delicious! Definitely trying it this week!

  9. Well it certainly looks like the best chicken salad recipe ever! I will give this a try and see how I like it. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. This does sound good. I think this would be perfect for my boyfriend’s work lunches.

  11. This is right on time, with the temps so high I enjoy making sandwiches for dinner. They are no pressure, a lot of fun and a break from the norm.

  12. My mom is always making these. They’re so good and easy!

  13. Can i tell you how much i love Chicken salad??? It’s perfect for sandwiches, to eat with crackers or even just eat alone. I LOVE IT! LOL

  14. I have to admit that I don’t like mayonnaise or any form of it but I do however make salads for my family because they love the stuff. This chicken salad sounds like something they would love so I will have to make it for them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. Yummm… I love chicken and would love to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Looks so yummy! These would be perfect to have when you have a small group of ladies getting together. I just love chicken salad with tea! Going to give it a try, for sure!

  17. Chicken salad on croissants is one of my favorite lunches. Your recipe sounds delicious!

  18. i love a good chicken salad! grapes in the chicken salad is my absolute favorite!

  19. Now this chicken salad looks yummy!! This is almost my chicken salad recipe except I don’t add grapes!

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