Ingles Chicken Salad Recipe

When it comes to chicken salad, there are endless possibilities. But usually, we love to make a salad that is easy to make but delicious when eaten. As I told you, I have tried many salads, and chicken salad is my favorite one.

Because it’s loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals in one plate. And also keep us full for a long time without intaking lots of calorie. So today, I want to share another favorite ingles chicken salad recipe. 

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe, or something a little more special, ingles chicken salad is sure to please. It is delicious, nutritious, and perfect for lunch, dinner, or snack options

Plus, you can make it in a large batch and store some for later use. Isn’t the ingles chicken salad recipe worth a try?

If you think yes, then scroll down and learn the full recipe in a few simple steps with me.

Along with the making process, I will also give you some secret tips that will help to bring the perfect taste with minimal effort.

Why Should You Try Ingles Chicken Salad  

Ingles chicken salad may sound like a typical chicken salad, but it’s not. This simple and delicious chicken salad has been America’s favorite since the 1960s. 

It’s a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon and a perfect example of how easy it is to make a dish that tastes amazing and can be eaten as a snack, a light lunch, or an appetizer.

This salad is made with colorful vegetables like bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. So, ingles chicken salad is both a tasty and nutritious salad.

All its ingredients contain vitamins and minerals that offer core health benefits. And it’s also low in calories (250 kcal).

This ingles chicken salad has 2 % Vitamin A, 40% Folic Acid, 32% Niacin, 13% vitamin b12, 28% Vitamin C, 18% Calcium, 21% Iron, and 25% Vitamin B6.

All these notable nutrients help to increase energy, improve digestion, and absorption, better immunity system, lower rates of heart disease and cancer, reduced inflammation levels, and create more balanced blood sugar levels; in addition, the chicken salad also includes zinc, an essential mineral responsible for wound healing.

All in all, there’s no doubt that this classic dish is packed with valuable nutrients that can support your general well-being. So next time when you’re craving some comfort food inspired by summertime picnics – reach for a bowl of Ingles Chicken Salad!

Ingles Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingles Chicken Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Simple


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What could be more refreshing and easy to make than a good chicken salad? Ingles chicken salad is a comfort meal that makes you feel good.

This dish is perfect for any picnic or lunch and is loaded with flavors and nutrients that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.

This classic salad is made with mayonnaise, celery, carrots, and chicken breast. Plus, it’s easy to customize to your preferences; you can add varieties of vegetables to make them more nutritious.

And making it is also quick; all you need to do is shred the chicken, chop the veggies and mix!

Let’s explore the full ingles chicken salad recipe below and make this salad at home in just a few minutes.

You might just enjoy it so much that you’ll never go back to ordinary salads again.


  • 4 cups of shredded chicken 

  • ½ cup of onion

  • ¼ cup of celery

  • ¼ cup of bell pepper

  • ½ cup of lettuce

  • ½ cup of tomatoes

  • ½ cup of almonds

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of mustard

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • Equipment you will need
  • Frying pan

  • Spatula

  • Small bowls

  • One large mixing bowl

  • Small serving bowls and spoons

how to make Ingles Chicken Salad

  •  Cook The Chicken: Turn on the stove, put a pan on it, and add one tablespoon of olive oil. Add the shredded chicken and fry for a few minutes. Don’t roast the chicken; you just need to fry it a little. Add a pinch of salt and black paper and keep tossing to mix and fry.
    Cook The Chicken
  • Make Preparations: Once the chicken is cooked, take it out in a bowl, and keep them aside. Let it cool down a little; meanwhile, take the onion, tomatoes, lettuce, celery, and bell paper. Chop them in the same size and keep them aside in separate bowls. Now finely cut the almonds and eggs and keep them in different bowls.
    Make Preparations
  • Mix The Ingredients: Check whether the chicken is warm or not; try to make this salad when the chicken is a little warm; once it cools down, you won’t get the perfect taste. Now take a big mixing bowl, add the shredded cooked chicken, ½ cup of chopped onion, ½ cup of chopped tomatoes, ½ cup of chopped celery, and ½ cup of bell paper, and mix well with a spatula. 
  •  Add Herbs and Other Ingredients: Add the left ingredients ½ cup of almonds, 2 boiled eggs ( cut into small pieces), and ½ cup of lettuce. Now give it a mix and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1tablesppon of mustard, and mix again. Finally, add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, salt as per taste, and black paper. Give it a mix, and the Ingles chicken salad is ready.
    Add Herbs and Other Ingredients
  •  Serve: You can eat this Ingles chicken salad as a snack, salad, or main dish. You can also serve it to guests. Take some of it or as per your need in a small bowl, and serve yourself or a guest. You can add a little lettuce and chopped nuts as topping and enjoy it as a filling of a sandwich or toasted bread, or add some in pasta, etc.

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How To Store Ingles Chicken Salad

It’s better to enjoy ingles chicken salad instantly, but if you want to make some and store it for later use, you can do so. Mix the salad without adding salt and pepper, and transfer the salad into an air-sealed container.

Keep this container in the refrigerator and store the ingles chicken salad for upto 3 days. If you do it without mixing mayonnaise, you can store it for upto 1 week.

Whenever you feel like eating, take the container out, let it come to room temperate, add mayonnaise, salt, and pepper and give it a good mix. That’s it!

Tips and Tricks

  • Add carrot or cucumber if you want the salad to have more crunch.
  • Avoid adding salt and pepper if you are not planning to eat the salad instantly. Add them just before you eat.
  • Avoid storing the salad after mixing it with mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts



If you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling, ingles chicken salad is definitely the one you were looking for! This salad is sure to satisfy any craving and also offers you a good amount of needed nutrients.

It has a decent amount of protein and is low in carbohydrates and calories, making it a good option for diet. It will keep you full for a long time without consuming a lot of calories.

And making this salad is also a breeze. You will need only a few ingredients that are available at your home. 

So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Lindsay G. Cabral

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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