Cream Cheese Chicken Salad- A Quick and Yummy Recipe
Are you looking for a delicious, easy-to-make salad that’s bursting with flavor? If so, then I’ve got the perfect dish for you: Cream Cheese Chicken Salad.
Made with just a few ingredients, Cream Cheese Chicken Salad is a classic comfort food enjoyed both in America and beyond. An easy mixture of shredded chicken, cream cheese, mayonnaise, celery, onion, chili sauce, and an array of spices and herbs, this salad is creamy and savory, yet still light and refreshing. Plus, since it’s so quick to make, it’s the perfect last-minute addition to any meal or potluck.
This Cream Cheese Chicken Salad has a unique taste thanks to some unique ingredients. Chili sauce, for example, brings the warmth of cayenne peppers and vinegar to the mix, while the addition of fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, or dill) inject a burst of refreshing flavor. Of course, you can always adjust the ingredients, adjusting the herbs and spices to create the flavor of your choice.
To serve it, I suggest using lettuce leaves to create a simple wrap of Cream Cheese Chicken Salad. Alternatively, you can pile it in a bowl, alongside some fresh vegetables and a side of crackers. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to put together, so you can make it the day of or prepare it ahead.
If you like this Cream Cheese Chicken Salad recipe, you may also enjoy trying out other creamy chicken recipes, such as Classic Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Celery or Greek-Style Chicken Salad with Olives and Feta. For more of a summer vibe, you can try a Tex-Mex version, such as Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing or Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Corn, Tomatoes, and Green Onions.
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp celery, minced
3 Tbsp onion, minced
1 Tbsp chili sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1. In a medium bowl, add the chicken, cream cheese, mayonnaise, celery, onion, chili sauce, garlic powder, salt, parsley, onion powder, basil, and oregano.
2. Using a rubber spatula or a handheld mixer, mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
3. Serve the salad cold on lettuce leaves or in a bowl with crackers or your favorite accompaniments.