chicken salad

Grandma’s Best Chicken Salad

This Chicken Salad recipe is the perfect dish for a luncheon or a shower. The presentation when served on this tomato flower is so cute and it just screams “chick food”, don’t you think? 

This recipe will make about 2 servings (but you can double or triple it for however many servings you need.)

1 cup diced, cooked chicken* (or rotisserie chicken)

1/2 cup diced celery

3 – 4 green onion tops (you can use the white part too if you like a stronger flavor)

1/4 c. slivered almonds

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning  (available in the spices aisle or on

1/3 – 1/2 cup mayonnaise (give or take)

Stir the first 5 ingredients together:

chicken salad ingredients

Then add the mayonnaise.

chicken salad ingredients with mayonnaise

Refrigerate several hours before serving to allow the flavors to come together.

Just before serving, make the tomato “flowers” using the best, ripe tomatoes you can find! 


(I use a couple of chopsticks to keep my knife from slicing all the way through the tomato.) Slice the tomato into 8 equal wedges (making sure that the bottom stays intact.)

tomato flower

Allow the tomato to fall open into a “flower!”

tomato flower2

Fill with a scoop of the delicious Chicken Salad!

I also use this same chicken salad recipe to make delicious croissant sandwiches and wraps!

*If you would rather make your own cooked chicken for this or any other recipe, HERE are the instructions for making my PERFECTLY COOKED CHICKEN!

Sometimes I use my homemade Montreal Seasoning in place of the Old Bay Seasoning!



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