Chicken salad is undoubtedly a classic recipe diced chicken is tossed with creamy textures and dotted with crisp celery green onion and fresh grapes but my version has a little something extra to make it the ultimate chicken salad recipe it rsquo s easy healthy bright flavorful and will make any summer meal a breeze.

The best canned tuna for tuna salad to make the best tuna salad sandwich it helps to start with high quality canned tuna we prefer tuna that is packed in extra virgin olive oil because the oil intensifies the flavor of the tuna.

Now i rsquo m pretty sure chicken salad is eaten everywhere from east to west north to south and everywhere in between but in my mind it rsquo s a quintessentially southern food the kind of thing you rsquo ll find at summer picnics or church potlucks or baby showers served out of a big tupperware bowl alongside the sweet tea baked beans potato salad pimento cheese and hellip.

The 5 ingredients in this chicken salad are so simple but each one is important for the best taste texture and color chicken ndash we use 2 large chicken breasts from a whole roasted chicken but you can use rotisserie chicken or sauteed chicken breasts instead.