Best Ever Chicken Salad



4 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and either chopped or shredded

1/2 cup finely diced onion

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

Salt, as per preference

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 to 1 cup dried cranberries

For the Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup vinegar

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1 teaspoon salt (adjust according to taste)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, diced onion, and chopped celery. Season with salt and black pepper.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until smooth and well-combined.

Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and toss to coat evenly.

For a burst of color and sweetness, fold in the dried cranberries just before serving. This will ensure that the salad retains its vibrant color.

Serve the salad on a bed of fresh lettuce or with crispy crackers on the side.

Pro Tip: If you find the chicken salad a tad dry, especially when using white meat, feel free to add a bit more dressing. Chicken breast has a tendency to absorb the flavors, so adjust accordingly!