My Mother-in-Law’s Simple Chicken Salad

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Let me start by saying that some things in life are meant to be simple. You don’t need to over complicate things and my mother-in-law’s chicken salad recipe is a perfect example of that. It’s simple, easy and absolutely delicious! There is just something about this chicken salad that is so comforting, I can’t even describe it. You got a try for yourself! It’s perfect for a quick lunch or snack at anytime of the year.

We take it when we go camping and it’s great in your fridge for a few days, which makes it perfect for meal prep. It’s just all around one of my favorite meals.
And of course, you can add whatever you like to your chicken salad but I’m telling ya, the simplicity of it is what makes it great. I mean, you guys see me on tiktok munching on this all the time!

My Mother-in-Law’s Simple Chicken Salad

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 320



  1. Open and drain your cans of chicken and add to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Roughly chop your pickles. You can use any pickles you'd like as long as they're chopped into thick pieces. This will give it that awesome crunch!

  3. Add in the mayo.

  4. Add in the salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Mix well and be sure to do a taste test! 

  6. Enjoy and store the rest in your fridge for lunch or dinner for the week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 320kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g40%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


I've really been loving the cleaner versions of the mayo so I either use the Primal Kitchen or the Sir Kensington. Feel free to use whatever you prefer, but those are my faves!
You can also substitute the canned chicken breast for canned tuna as well and make this into a tuna salad. 
Keywords: keto, low carb, cheap meal prep, affordable, on a budget, chicken salad

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