If you love simple and old fashioned recipes then you will love this Amish Chicken Salad recipe. It is an easy and delicious chicken salad that is loaded with flavor.
This Amish chicken salad is a go-to for Amish social gatherings like church potlucks or quilting bees. This old fashioned Amish recipe has been sized down from the original recipe since Amish recipes are usually meant to feed a crowd.
If you are looking for more awesome chicken salad recipes this Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Classic Carol, Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Sassy Scotty, and Copycat McAlister’s chicken salad are some of my other favorites.
💭 Why you’ll love this recipe
This is an easy, old fashioned Amish recipe. This chicken salad goes great on a sandwich or with crackers.
🥣 Ingredients needed
For this recipe, you will need:
- Chicken: I used two large chicken breasts but you can also substitute rotisserie chicken without the skin.
- Sour cream
- Mayonnaise: I recommend using a full fat mayonnaise and not a light mayonnaise.
- Grapes: You can use red or green grapes. Whichever color you choose, I recommend using a seedless variety.
- Celery salt, salt, and pepper: The seasonings for the chicken salad.
- Pecans or walnuts
- You can add craisins or diced apples.
- Substitute the pecans for walnuts or slivered almonds.
⏲️ Recipe instructions (step by step guide)
Begin by preparing your chicken. I baked my chicken for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees internally once done. You can also boil your chicken or substitute pulled rotisserie chicken without the skin.
In a large bowl, use your hand mixer to shred the chicken into small pieces (image 1). Alternatively, you can use two forks but I find the hand mixer method is quicker.
Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, celery and seasonings. Mix with a large spoon (image 2).
Stir in the grapes, and pecans (image 3). Serve on toasted bread, croissants, salad, or with crackers.
🥗 What to serve with this recipe
This chicken salad goes great on a sandwich, crackers, or a fresh green salad. You could even serve it with this Amish broccoli and cauliflower salad.
- Use your hand mixer to shred the chicken. It is a quick and easy method that I also use in my copycat Chicken Salad Chick recipes (like with this Lauryn’s Lemon Basil recipe).
- You bake, poach, or even make the chicken in your slow cooker. Pulled rotisserie chicken without skin can also be substituted.
🥡 How to store leftovers
Store any leftover chicken salad in your fridge. It will be good for 3 to 4 days after making.
📋 Recipe FAQs
You didn’t add enough seasoning or salt. Add a little seasoning to your chicken salad (like onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper) to keep it from being bland.
Homemade chicken salad will be good in your fridge for 3 to 4 days after making.
Chicken salad doesn’t freeze well and it is not recommended to freeze.
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Amish Chicken Salad
- Mixer or two forks
- 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 1 rib celery finely diced
- ½ cup seedless grapes quartered
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 pinch salt or to taste
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- ¼ cup pecan pieces
- Begin by baking your chicken. I baked my chicken for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees internally once done.2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- In a large bowl, use your hand mixer to shred the chicken into small pieces. Alternatively, you can use two forks but I find the hand mixer method is quicker.
- Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, celery and seasonings. Mix with a large spoon.1 rib celery, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 pinch salt, ½ teaspoon celery salt
- Stir in the grapes, and pecans. Serve on toasted bread, croissants, salad, or with crackers.½ cup seedless grapes, ¼ cup pecan pieces