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Old Fashioned Chicken Salad from Canned Chicken

Enjoy old fashioned chicken salad with celery either on a salad or in a sandwich. Make chicken salad from canned chicken with a special seasoning.

 
old fashioned chicken salad, chicken salad from canned chicken, on a bed of lettuce
 

My family loves my old fashioned chicken salad.  It’s simple and easy. And you could either make this chicken salad from canned chicken or you could shred leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken from your local market.  I know most people add grapes or other fruit to this recipe but we like our chicken salad with celery and onions.  But we do add a secret ingredient.  Ok maybe not too secret  but a little bit of seasoned salt just makes this salad pop.  

 

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old fashioned chicken salad, chicken salad on whole wheat bread

 

One of the best ways to enjoy this chicken salad is on a sandwich.  You could add a little mayonnaise to your favorite sandwich bread and spoon some of this old fashioned chicken salad onto it.  Serve with potato salad, chips or pickles.  It’s great on a hot summer day.  And the fact that this chicken salad is made from canned chicken is a plus.  Serve lunch without heating up the kitchen.  
 

What is in this old fashioned chicken salad recipe: 

celery, onion, mayonnaise and seasoning 

Ingredients: 

         

How to Make Chicken Salad with canned chicken:

shredded canned chicken

 
Drain both cans of chicken and place in a large bowl.  Shred the canned chicken with a fork until completely shredded.
 
chicken, celery and onion
 
Add the chopped celery, onion and season with the seasoning salt.  Stir to combine
  chicken salad using canned chicken and celery
 
Add the mayonnaise and mix very well.  Cover and refrigerate at least a couple of hours allowing flavors to marry.  This makes the best sandwiches on just about any kind of bread even pita bread.  Or you could  use an ice cream scoop to serve it over a salad.  This chicken salad is a delicious way to enjoy eating something cool on a hot summer day.
 

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5 from 15 votes

Old Fashioned Chicken Salad from Canned Chicken

Enjoy old fashioned chicken salad with celery either on a salad or in a sandwich. Make chicken salad from canned chicken with a special seasoning
Prep Time10 mins
fridge time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad from canned chicken, chicken salad with celery, old fashioned chicken salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Drain both cans of chicken and place chicken in a large bowl. Shred the canned chicken with a fork until completely shredded.
  • Add the chopped celery, onion and season with the seasoning salt. Stir to combine
  • Add the mayonnaise and mix very well.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least a couple of hours allowing flavors to marry.
  • Serve in sandwiches on just about any kind of bread. Or you could use an ice cream scoop to serve it over a fresh green salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe Rating




Michelle Nahom

Sunday 15th of February 2015

Looks awesome, Evelyn!! We love chicken salad! Sending some foodie love your way!

Paula Jones

Wednesday 29th of May 2013

My husband would love this, Evelyn! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinned!

Sarah

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

I love chicken salad too! Thanks for sharing

Mandy

Monday 30th of July 2012

I love the simple and easy recipe.

Lisa

Tuesday 24th of July 2012

I've only recently become a chicken salad lover. Why only recently? I have no idea. I think someone somewhere along the line made one that did not taste good at all. But now, I love it...especially when it includes red onions!