Easy Meal Prep Chicken Salad is a simple chicken salad recipe with only five ingredients. Make this part of your meal-prep routine!
Make extra chicken breasts just for this recipe while making up the rest of your weekly prepped meals.
Not a meal-prepper? Not a problem! This chicken salad is also a great way to use up leftover chicken.
This has become my go-to lunch lately. This recipe is cheap, easy, and really darn tasty.
And the best part, you don’t have to hunt down a microwave at lunch.
There are only five required ingredients for my chicken salad: chicken, mayo, sour cream, salt, and pepper. That’s it. Super easy.
I’m willing to be you might have most of this in your house already. I also sometimes like to add a little onion to mine, but that’s completely optional.
For this recipe, I used our smoked chicken recipe. But you can use any chicken you like.
I only recommend that you grill, smoke, or bake your chicken breasts.
Do not boil the breasts like I use to do when I was much younger. This adds virtually no flavor to a chicken salad.
For some strange reason, boiling chicken dries it out.
Chopping up all of the ingredients is the most difficult part, but how difficult can that really be.
I like to sometimes cube my chicken up, pull it, or go with a very rough chop.
I do like to take some of my chicken and go with a very fine chop. I think this kind of helps the salad stick together a little better.
If I do this, I only finely chop about 1/4 of my chicken. I like to have a chunky texture. After you chop up your chicken, toss it into your favorite bowl.
You can pulse your chicken a few times in a food processor, but the chicken salad will be more like a spread.
Don’t forget to add salt and pepper. Salt is what really makes this recipe pop.
Before you transfer the chicken salad to its final destination, make sure to give it a taste. If it tastes a little bland, it needs a little salt. I love Himalayan pink salt.
This recipe is great on bread, but I really like it on saltines or Ritz crackers. This would go well on pita bread or tortilla shells.
Try serving it stuffed inside of a tomato or a few celery stalks for a low carb option.
Rotisserie chicken can also be substituted if you just really do not have the time to smoke, grill, or roast your chicken.
Since this contains mayonnaise and chicken make sure to add a small ice pack or two to keep the chicken salad cold when packing this into lunchboxes.
Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 230