Cajun Chicken Salad


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Do you ever just want a spicy chicken salad instead of your run-of-the mill? This Cajun Chicken Salad is just that. So full of flavor, with a little bit of bite, this is one of those recipes you’re never going to forget–and it’s just for a sandwich or cracker!

Seriously, it’s all sorts of tender and juicy, a little crunch of celery–it’s like a crazy fun twist on the traditional chicken salad.

a spoonful of cajun chicken salad above more salad in a white bowl

I’ll be honest, sometimes that’s just what I want–a slight variation on my usual. Because chicken salad once a week for the rest of my life could get boring. But not if I mix it up.

And that’s what this recipe is all about–mixing up some cajun on your normal sandwich. Ah-mazing.

cajun chicken salad in a white bowl on a white cloth

What You Need To Make Cajun Chicken Salad

This is a very simple chicken recipe that’s no-fail. Seriously, anyone can make these, as long as you can follow some basic cooking instructions. Here’s what you need:

  • 2 Whole Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 cup Cubed Cheese
  • 1/8 cup Chopped Chives
  • 4 cups Water (to boil the chicken in)
seasoned salt, chopped celery, shredded chicken, in glass bowls, and mayonnaise in a black bowl, all on a white background

How to Make This Cajun Chicken Salad

Step 1

Add chicken and water to a medium sized pot over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.

Remove chicken from the stove and drain off the broth.

cooked chicken breasts in a pot on a white background

Step 2

Using a fork and knife, or (which is my favorite way to shred chicken) grab your hand mixer and shred your chicken with it.

a blender shredding cooked chicken breasts in a pot on a white background

Step 3

Add shredded chicken, celery and seasoning to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.

seasoned salt being poured from a glass bowl into a glass bowl of shredded chicken and chopped celery

Step 4

Add mayonnaise to the bowl and stir until combined.

mayonnaise being poured into a glass bowl of seasoned salt, shredded chicken and chopped celery

Step 5

Fold cheese into the mixture and serve!

cheese being folded into the chicken salad mixture in a glass bowl

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy appetizer ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

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Yield: 6 Servings of Cajun Chicken Salad

Cajun Chicken Salad

Cajun Chicken Salad

Do you ever just want a spicy chicken salad instead of your run-of-the mill? This Cajun Chicken Salad is just that. So full of flavor, with a little bit of bite, this is one of those recipes you're never going to forget--and it's just for a sandwich or cracker!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Whole Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp Season Salt
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 cup Cubed Cheese
  • 1/8 cup Chopped Chives
  • 4 cups Water (to boil the chicken in)

Instructions

  1. Add chicken and water to a medium sized pot over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  2. Remove chicken from the stove and drain off the broth.
  3. Using a fork and knife, or (which is my favorite way to shred chicken) grab your hand mixer and shred your chicken with it.
  4. Add shredded chicken, celery and seasoning to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add mayonnaise to the bowl and stir until combined.
  6. Fold cheese into the mixture and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 612mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g

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