Deli-Style Chicken Salad

When it comes to making the best chicken salad, the chicken should always be the star of the show. That being said, there are numerous modifications you can make to this classic recipe to make it exactly how you want it.

This homemade chicken salad is a deli-style recipe that you can make at home. Discover how to make a flavorful and simple chicken salad recipe!

Isn’t chicken salad the most common warm-weather picnic food? Every summer, I get it, and everyone I know does as well. I believe I’ve been eating it since I was a child! It’s THAT commonplace. I believe that if you live in the United States, you are a fan of chicken salad, no matter who you are!


  • 500 grams.Of chicken breast boneless – diced.
  • 300 grams.Of chicken thigh boneless – diced.
  • 2 Tbsp.Of olive oil.
  • ½ Tsp.Of sea salt.
  • ¼ Tsp.Of black pepper.
  • ½ Tsp.Of granulated onion.
  • ⅔ Cup.Of mayonnaise.
  • 3 stalks.Of celery – diced.
  • Sea salt and black pepper.

How To Make Deli-Style Chicken Salad

Step 1:

Lightly coat the chicken breasts and thighs in oil before cooking. Season with granulated onion, cracked black pepper, and sea salt.

Step 2:

Put in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil in a loose manner. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the breast, as measured in the thickest portion, reaches at least 165 degrees.

Step 3:

Allow the chicken to cool for at least ten minutes before placing it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. After the chicken has cooled, dice the breasts and thighs into 1/4-inch-long by 1/2-inch-wide pieces. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced chicken, celery, and mayonnaise.

Step 4:

Ensure that all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined before covering them and storing them in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or even overnight. The chicken salad will taste much better the next day because all the flavors will have had more time to meld together.

Step 5:

To adjust the seasoning, taste the dish and add more salt and pepper as necessary.

You can also add other ingredients for texture and flavor, such as chopped apples, grapes, or nuts, to this recipe. Take pleasure in your deli-style chicken salad!