Chicken Salad No Celery

Introducing the Tastiest Chicken Salad Sans Celery

One of the biggest headaches of eating chicken salad is, of course, the celery. Clunky, stringy, tough and bitter, celery often detracts from the indulgent experience of a classic, creamy chicken salad.

So, if you’re looking for a tastier, lighter version of the classic dish, look no further than this savory Chicken Salad No Celery.

This simple but rich salad features succulent cooked chicken mixed with mayonnaise and light, tangy flavours such as shallots, garlic, Dijon mustard, green onion, and lemon juice. A special, zesty touch is added with the addition of freshly grated horseradish. All this is served on a bed of crisp, fresh winter greens. Topped with roasted and diced almonds for a crunchy contrast, this salad is guaranteed to be a hit.

Chicken Salad No Celery adds a unique perspective on the traditional chicken salad by swapping the dominant flavour of celery for a more subtle tang. The absence of celery changes the texture and taste yet retains the unmistakable taste of comfort. Although it stands completely separate on its own, this tasty salad can also be served as a twist on your favourite wrap or even as a topper for a simple bed of lettuce.

Ready to hear a secret? You don’t have to give up your traditional recipe entirely! Combining some celery with the other ingredients makes an even more diverse and exciting side dish – a new take on an old classic.

Read on to learn more about this recipe and enjoy the perfect balance of flavour and texture.


  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon diced green onion
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lightly roasted, diced almonds
  • Winter greens, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked chicken, mayonnaise, horseradish, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, shallots, green onion, and lemon juice.
  2. Mix until just combined.
  3. Gently fold in the diced almonds.
  4. Serve the salad over winter greens.

This easy-to-prepare Chicken Salad No Celery is a simple yet delightful dish. Enjoy it as a twist on an old classic, or as an entirely new dish. Its delightful mix of flavours and textures will have you coming back for more.