Chicken salad can be a nutritious, healthy lunch however, the ones that are store-bought are loaded with mayonnaise which really adds a ton of calories and fat . Therefore, I prefer to make my own so that I control the amount of mayo, spices, and veggies. You can use store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time but making your own fresh chicken is very easy as well. Click here for my seasoned chicken recipe which is perfect for this chicken salad. This is a great make ahead dish and will keep nicely in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- 1 – 1.5 lbs of pre-cooked chicken, cubed
- 2 ribs of celery, finely diced
- 1/2 of a small red onion, finely diced
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- Mayonnaise, to taste
- Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl. Add enough mayonnaise so that the ingredients combine and the salad is moist. Add more mayo as needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on toasted bread topped with fresh baby spinach leaves.