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Southern-Style Chicken Salad


The ingredients really make the difference in chicken salad. In this Southern-style chicken salad, only a little mayonnaise is used. To give the salad a flavor lift, mustard and boiled eggs are added. The ingredient that made this salad shine is sweet pickles, which gave the chicken salad a sweet-salty depth. This is chicken salad you’ll probably like eating, especially when slathered on toasted bread. This fantastic recipe is from Steve of Taste of Southern.

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  • 4 cups of cooked chicken
  • 1 cup Celery, minced
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 Boiled Egg, chopped fine.
  • 1/2 cup Onion, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar, optional


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
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Step 1

Chop chicken as desired and place in a medium size mixing bowl.
Wash celery stalks under cool water, chop very fine.
Add chopped celery to mixing bowl.
Add the chopped onions.
Add sweet pickle relish.
Add mayonnaise.
Add a little sugar if desired.
Add salt.
Add black pepper.
Add Mustard.
Add the chopped boiled egg.
Stir mixture well, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving.
Serve cool and enjoy!

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