This super easy chicken salad tastes like something you’d order at a tea room. But you can whip it up in your own kitchen in less than 10 minutes!
I’ve always loved chicken salad. To me, it’s the perfect feminine tea party food. Give me chicken salad, a freshly-baked croissant, a cup of fresh fruit and a spot of hot tea, and I can just sit and pretend I’m enjoying high tea in a different land and time.
But I have a confession: I’ve always been nervous to make my own chicken salad. Surely I couldn’t throw together a salad as delicious as a fancy tea room’s!
But here lately I’ve been on a mission to get more protein into my diet–especially into my lunches. I am much too prone to just whip up a smoothie for lunch, and I’m starting to realize that I need something more substantial. And eating a real lunch may actually help me lose weight.
So when I had some cooked, shredded chicken on hand a few weeks back, I decided to look through my pantry and fridge to see what else I could pull together to make a yummy, protein-filled lunch.
I whipped up this “tea room” chicken salad in 10 minutes flat!
Make this chicken salad for a quick lunch any time, or serve at a mother-daughter book club or bridal shower. You can add additional ingredients like grapes or apples, depending on what you have on hand. Enjoy!
10-Minute “Tea Room” Chicken Salad
This super easy chicken salad tastes like something you'd order at a tea room. But you can whip it up in your own kitchen in less than 10 minutes!
- 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
- 1 rib of celery, chopped
- 1/8 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp coarsely chopped dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup mayo
- sprinkled onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 drop liquid stevia (optional)
Combine all ingredients. Serve on a bed of lettuce or spinach or with crackers or bread!