Mcalister’s Chicken Salad

An Exquisite Treat: Mcalister’s Chicken Salad

Mcalister’s Chicken Salad is the perfect combination of flavors, textures, and ingredients that will make your taste buds dance. This delightful recipe combines pickled red onions, zesty mayonnaise, and creamy chicken, all entwined together to create an incomparable dish.


1 large red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. In a large bowl, combine the red onion, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes to pickle the onion.

2. Meanwhile, preheat a skillet over medium-high heat, and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken in the preheated skillet until it is no longer pink in the middle, and the juices run clear. Let the chicken cool before dicing it into small cubes.

3. In another bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. Add the diced chicken, and stir to combine.

4. Finally, add the pickled red onion and stir until everything is evenly mixed. Chill the chicken salad in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.


Mcalister’s Chicken Salad is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that will take your meal from ordinary to extraordinary. The pickled onions provide a hint of tartness that contrast perfectly with the creamy mayonnaise and toothsome chicken cubes. Additionally, the hint of paprika adds a subtle complexity to this delightful recipe.

Not familiar with pickling onions? Don’t worry, it’s an incredibly simple process of marinating onions in vinegar and sugar. Marinating any food brings out its flavor and makes it more scrumptious. Try it with other vegetables, for example cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots.

Mcalister’s Chicken Salad is the perfect side dish or entree for those who love flavorsome dishes with an extra hint of piquancy. Enjoy!