In a hurry and need a lunch or dinner fast? Why not try this Rotisserie Chicken Salad recipe the next time you want a meal on the table in about 20 minutes. This version is a classic, and uses rotisserie chicken so you don't have to cook! Also makes for easy clean up!
Why This Recipe Works
It's quick and easy! I don't know about you, but I just love a meal I can get together in less than 30 minutes--especially one that doesn't require cooking.
It's made with easy to find supermarket and pantry ingredients. Rotisserie chicken can be a life saver when you need a meal quick! It's such a versatile ingredient. You may already have the rest of the ingredients in your panty or refrigerator.
It's great as a make-a-head meal. This is one of those recipes that seems to taste better a few hours after it's made. Prep anytime, leave in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
It's an American classic! Perfect for picnics, long road trips, packed lunches, as a sandwich or with a green salad. Just grab a bag of your favorite chips and a pickle and enjoy this deli classic that is well known and loved in the USA!
What goes into the recipe
How to make Rotisserie chicken salad
Separate the chicken meat from the bones and skin. Chop meat, celery, and onion.
Combine mayonnaise and sour cream in a large bowl. Add chopped meat, celery, and onion. Mix gently until well combined.
Taste and season with salt and pepper.
It's easier to pull the meat from the bones when the chicken is still warm. If time permits, pull the meat from the chicken as soon as you get home from the grocery store. Store meat in a ziptop bag or covered container until ready to use.
Rotisserie chickens can vary in size so you may want to adjust the amount of mayo/sour cream accordingly. Most will give you about 4 cups of meat.
You don't have to keep it simple! While this recipe is about as simple as it gets, you certainly don't have to limit yourself to this basic recipe. Add grapes, chopped pecans, raisins or apples if that's more your style.
Always store chicken salad in the refrigerator or cooler. It will keep for 2-3 days.
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Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe
- 1 rotisserie chicken meat pulled and chopped
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup celery finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons onions minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Separate chicken from skin and bones. Chop meat, celery, and onions
- In a large bowl, combine sour cream and mayonnaise.
- Add chopped chicken, celery, and onion, mixing gently to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper.