Fresh Market Chicken Salad Recipe

Salad usually means a bland dish with no spices, but I know a salad is packed with flavor. It’s the salad I make very often when I crave for something masaladar but want to avoid calories.

I still remember the taste when I tried this creamy salad for the first time. Just when I put this salad in my mouth, I was bursting with masala flavor, so my first reaction was I want the recipe to make at home.

Then I collected the recipe and tried to make it at home. Oh, I just didn’t yet reveal what salad is it. It’s the popular fresh market chicken salad recipe.

This salad includes protein-enriched chicken breast, crunchy celery, a few more veggies, mustard flavor, heavy cream, and so on. Chop, mix, and serve; only a 10-minute recipe. And the result is a creamy and flavory chicken salad

Let’s know the step-by-step guide and make this salad at home.

Fresh Market Chicken Salad Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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 The fresh market chicken salad is perfect for summertime, and it’s easy to make and can be assembled in just a few minutes.

All you need to do is shred the chicken, make a sauce, and mix everything and the healthy and tasty salad is ready. And you can customize it by adding your favorite fruits and vegetables and making it more nutritious.

So let’s explore more.


  • 1 chicken breast

  • ¼  cup celery cut into small pieces

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup parsley 

  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

  • ½ tablespoon sriracha sauce

  • ¼  teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ tablespoon red chili flakes

  • ¼  teaspoon black pepper

  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper

  • Salt as per taste

  • Tools
  • Small bowls

  • Large mixing bowl

  • Spatula

  • Serving bowls/plates

how to make Fresh Market Chicken Salad

  • Shred The Chicken: If you have already boiled or leftover chicken you don’t have to cook the chicken again. Just shred and use it. Take a mixing bowl, add the chicken, and shred with the help of a fork.
    Shred The Chicken
  • Make The Sauce: Take the large mixing bowl, add ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup soft cream cheese, 1 tablespoon heavy cream, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Then whisk to mix everything properly, and the sauce is ready.
    Make The Sauce
  • Add Seasoning And Other Herbs: Now the Sauce is prepared, we have to add the seasoning and make it complete to use. Add ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, ⅛ teaspoon of white pepper, ¼ teaspoon of onion powder, ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of paprika, ½ tablespoon of red chili flakes or paprika, and ½ tablespoon of sriracha sauce. Now mix with a hand whisk until everything is dissolved and turn into a smooth, creamy sauce. 
    Add Seasoning And Other Herbs
  •  Add The Chicken And Other Ingredients: Take the chicken bowl, add ¼ cup celery, ¼ cup onion, ¼ cup parsley, and ¼ cup black olives. Now give it a good mix, and add the sauce we made in step three. Mix everything with the sauce, and the salad is ready.
    Add The Chicken And Other Ingredients
  • Serve: Once the salad is prepared, keep it in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Then take it out and serve it on a serving plate. You can decorate it with some spread lettuce and fresh vegetables like cucumber and tomato slices. Put parsley on the top, and it’s ready. You can also use this Fresh Market Chicken Salad as a sandwich feeling or pita bread, as you wish.
    Add The Chicken And Other Ingredients

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Tips and Tricks

  • If you don’t have leftover chicken, just put a chicken breast in boiled water, add seasoning, and simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Add or remove any veggies as per your liking, or you can also use fruits. There is no restriction, which will increase the taste as well as make the salad more nutritious. 
  • Give your full attendance to the creamy dressing. It heats everything up and gives the salad its perfect flavor profile.  No replacing or avoiding any ingredients of the sauce.
  • If you are planning to serve the salad later, then avoid mixing the seasonings, and mix just before you serve. 

Nutrition Facts of Fresh Market Chicken Salad

Fat 15-gram 
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 540 mg
Carbohydrate 4 gram 
Protein 18 gram 

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Fresh Market chicken salad is sure to please even the most demanding palate as it delivers on all counts. It is perfect for those times when you want something hearty but doesn’t want to go overboard with calories or carbs.

This salad offers energy from its protein content, and also includes healthy fats like omega-3s that help you feel fuller after eating fewer calories overall. Plus, it’s easy to make, with no hassle of cooking at all; just toss everything together, and you’re good to go!  

Try it once, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how good it tastes, and you’ll be sure to enjoy every bite! 

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