Paula’s Classic Chicken Salad

Paula Deen's best chicken salads

This classic chicken salad is what started it all for Paula; she and her sons used to sell these sandwiches to customers when they first started The Bag Lady, their lunch delivery business, in 1989.

Paula's Classic Chicken Salad
Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds
  • Sandwich bread
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt. Add chicken, celery, and almonds, stirring until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Serve on bread with lettuce and tomato.

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