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Creole Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe is great to make with leftover chicken.  The dressing makes it special.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad recipe, healthy chicken salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 329kcal


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken white meat preferred
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise low fat is fine
  • 1-2 tsp Creole Seasoning Blend
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  • In a small bowl, combine the quick cooking oats and 3 tbsp warm water. Stir; set aside.
  • For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, creole seasoning blend and 1 tbsp water. Add the oats mixture and stir to combine. Taste and determine if you want more creole seasoning; add if you do. Dressing should be the consistency of a thick, pourable dressing, i.e. a good-quality ranch dressing like Marie's. If it is too thick, add the additional 1 tbsp of water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery and onion. Mix well. Add the amount of dressing you desire; mix. Correct any seasoning at this point. If you need salt, add at this time.
  • Cover and chill for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika immediately before serving.
  • Serve with crackers or melba toast for an appetizer, otherwise on hard rolls for sandwiches. Should serve 8 as appetizer, 4 for sandwiches.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg