There are so many ways to spice up your classic chicken salad. A lot of recipes call for celery to add that crunch and fresh flavor.
I am going to show you two different chicken salad recipes without celery. They are both fresh and delicious.
How To Make Chicken Salad Without Celery
You can use so many different things to spice up a chicken salad recipe without using celery. Chicken salad is a great snack served with crackers, or a meal served on top of a green salad or a good old sandwich.
These are two of my favorite chicken salad recipes. One has apples, walnuts, and red onions and the other one has dried cranberries, walnuts, and red onions. Both equally delicious and a promised crowd pleaser.
I always recommend gathering all of your ingredients before you start so that everything is ready to go. You will also want a cutting board, chef’s knife, and a mixing bowl.
Clearly, my mixing bowls in my video were too small for the job so grab a bowl that will be easy to mix in.
Make sure that your mayo has not gone bad so that your chicken salad is amazing!
Chicken Salad With Apples, Red Onions, And Walnuts
Chicken salad with apples, walnuts, and red onions
Dice your cooked chicken breast into 1/4 cubes. Start by cutting across the breast making 1/4 inch slices and then cutting every 1/4 inch in the other direction.
Chop 1 cup of walnuts to a rough chop or if you prefer a fine chop then keep chopping.
Chop your red onion. You will need 1/4 of an onion in which you want to finely chop.
Start by quartering the onion. Make thin slices across 1/4 of the onion and then again going the other direction. You want these finely chopped so that the onion doesn’t overpower the chicken salad.
Wash and cut your apple. Stand the apple and cut from the stem down on all four sides and then lay the pieces down and cut them into 1/4 inch slices. Then in the opposite direction cut the again making 1/4 cubes.
Mix in a scoop of mayo and mix everything together until the chicken is coated with mayo. Start with a little less than 1/2 cup and add more if you need it.
Add ground pepper and salt to taste. Remember, if you used my air fryer chicken recipe then you will not want to add salt as the seasoning on the chicken will add enough. That’s it! So good!
Chicken salad with dried cranberries, walnuts, and red onions
Dice up 1lb of cooked chicken into 1/4in pieces and put into a mixing bowl.
Add a 1/2 cup of dried cranberries into the bowl with the chicken.
Chop up 1/2 cup of walnuts as fine as you would like them. I like to leave them on the chunkier side for more of a crunch. Add into your mixing bowl.
Finely chop up 1/4 of red onion. Slice in one direction thinly and then go in the opposite direction to get a fine chop. Toss these into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients.
Add 1/2 cup of avocado mayo and mix everything together. Make sure that the mayo is well incorporated with the chicken.
If you want it to be a little spicier go ahead and add some freshly ground black pepper.
Saturated Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 1g
Vitamin A: 126IU
Vitamin C: 4mg