The Best Chicken Salad EVER!?!

If you ever fix or cook anything for Murphy – KNOW that he will say “it’s good – BUT here’s what would make it better.”  I’m okay with it – now.   He inserts his foot into his mouth along with said food. HOWEVER! This week – he told me I’d made the BEST chicken salad he’s ever had. No BUTS! Say WHAAAAT?!

Here’s how I did it.  (easy)

I slow cooked a package of boneless skinless chicken breasts.  Only seasoned them with salt, onion & garlic powder, then put pats of butter on each one.   Slow cooked them for about 6-7 hours.  Then I shredded the chicken with 2 big forks.  You can let it cool and make chicken salad at this point, or refrigerate overnight and then make it.   Either way.  I made mine the next day.

  • Shredded chicken
  • Mayo (as little or as much as you like)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder

Viola.  He thought it was the BEST EVER?!   (it IS pretty perfect)  I would have loved to have added grape slices and walnuts.  Add whatever you like!  But for him – simple is perfect.  Enjoy.


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Denise
Denise
4 years ago

Hi Jodi,
LOVE you guys!!! Had to look up this recipe…heard you talking about it the other day. This is even better if, in addition to the mayo, you add an envelope (or as much as you want) of dry ranch dressing AND chopped celery and green onions…yummy… 🙂

AL MO
AL MO
4 years ago

I’ve been having to stop and get my mother deli chicken salad at Kroger, with all the works, I’ve been experimenting with the ingredients listed on the container, plus asking for tips from the deli people.. HONEY, Lemon, APPLE cider vinegar along with of course grapes, walnuts, although last time i substituted with dried cranberries and pine nuts etc. I like the plain myself sometimes,,, I also like to use McCormick’s California style onion powder although looks like i will have to start ordering it online, Love the show and tips.

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