Picnic Almond Chicken Salad

Summer picnics call for a tasty almond chicken salad that is super simple to put together. For extra ease, buy a rotisserie chicken and all you’ll have to do is shred it. The rest of the ingredients are chopped before being added – onion to give it flavor, celery to add some crunch, and red pepper for a pop of color. If you’re not able to use nuts in your family – or simply don’t care for the taste – the almonds can be easily removed from the recipe.

How kids can help

Kids will likely be more excited to try a new kind of sandwich at the picnic if they’ve had a hand in creating it. Depending on their ages and skill in the kitchen, they could help shred the chicken with a fork or chop vegetables with your trust.

Almond Chicken Salad

Almond Chicken Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 cups
Calories 165 kcal


  • 1 rotisserie chicken for ease, or use baked chicken tenders
  • 6 green onions chopped
  • 4 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 7 oz jar red pepper rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • cup mayo
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine the shredded chicken, chopped vegetables and toasted almonds in a large salad bowl.
  • Add mayo, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chill salad well and serve on your choice of sandwich bread.
Keyword chicken salad

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