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Classic Chicken Salad from the 50s

Classic Chicken Salad

Classic Chicken Salad is a terrific recipe from the 50s. There are many ways to serve this, including on a croissant, bread, on a bed of crisp lettuce leaves or use it to stuff tomatoes. Leftover deli chicken, either store-bought or homemade, is good to use in this recipe.


  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken, cold
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

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  1. Mix chicken, celery, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Add mayonnaise, mix well.
  3. Fold in chopped eggs, blending throughout.
  4. Serve on croissants, soft rolls, in a hollowed out tomato, or on a bed of crisp lettuce leaves.

Prep time: 10 mins | Yield: 2 to 4 servings

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