As we’ve mentioned in this article, what you put in your chicken salad is entirely up to you. Typical chicken salad ingredients include a mayo base, chicken, some type of nut, celery, and a few seasonings—usually garlic powder, salt and pepper.
For less traditional, but equally irresistible add-ins, consider adding chopped apples, grapes, pineapple, cranberries or raisins to chicken salad for a sweet surprise. You can also vary what type of nut you mix in—almonds, walnuts, cashews and sunflower seeds offer a satisfying crunch.
For veggie variations, give chopped celery, cucumbers and green onions a try.
Not only can you vary what goes into your chicken salad, you can change up how you serve it! You may think of chicken salad as being served between two slices of bread, and you would be right, but you can go way beyond that by using croissants, bagels, pita bread, crescents or even biscuits!