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Chicken Salad

5 from 1 vote
Course Gluten-free, Main Course, Main Dish


  • 1 large can chicken drained, or a couple of chicken breasts, cooked and very coarsely chopped
  • Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • sour cream
  • Spicy horseradish mustard
  • Crumbled bacon*
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Any add-ins you likeyour salad - I like chopped hard boiled egg and sliced green olives but you might prefer diced onions and celery or dill pickle relish or even nothing at all.


  • Mix everything together and serve cold.


This first bit is the most important. Gather all of the ingredients below, and have them sitting out on the counter. If you need to grate the cheese, grate it and, have it in a prep bowl. If you need to cook and chop a couple of chicken breasts, do it ahead of time. Toddlers don't have patience to wait while you chop an onion. They're cooking, after all.
The second very important note is that you should talk to your toddler while you're cooking. Tell her everything you're doing, in whatever detail you think she's ready for.
*We keep a jar of crumbled bacon in the refrigerator because we use it in a lot of different recipes. Cook up a pound of turkey or regular bacon, pat it dry, and crumble or dice it. Put it in an airtight jar in the fridge. You'll have bacon "bits" ready to go when you need them.
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