This Classic Chicken Salad Recipe is made with juicy diced chicken breast, crunchy celery, and a simple mix of creamy mayonnaise and spicy brown mustard. Perfect for summer BBQs, wedding showers, or birthday parties, enjoy this creamy chicken salad recipe sandwiched between a buttery croissant or scooped onto your favorite crackers and pita bread.
Transfer the fully cooked and cooled chicken to a large mixing bowl. Shred, chop, or finely dice the chicken.
Add the celery, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice (if using), green onions, salt, and black pepper to the chicken. Gently mix until thoroughly combined.
Add additional mayo, if needed, and season with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.
For best results, cover and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 1-2 hours.