Rotisserie Chicken Salad is a quick and easy lunch recipe, made with cranberries, almonds, apple, and spices for the perfect sweet and savory blend, ready in only 15 minutes!

I like to make rotisserie chicken salad on the weekends because it’s quick, and I can make a big bowl of it for lunches all week. If you want more recipes like this, check out my Tuna Pasta Salad, Greek Pasta Salad, Avocado Egg Salad, and Mediterranean Quinoa Salad!

rotisserie chicken salad recipe

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Salad is the perfect weekday lunch recipe because it’s quick and easy, with no cooking required and the perfect blend of sweet, savory, soft, and crunchy ingredients! You can add whatever you’d like to your rotisserie chicken salad. If you don’t like the sweet, leave out the fruit and try adding diced tomato instead. Just make sure that you choose a gluten free rotisserie chicken, and if you don’t have a place to get one in your area, this will also work with diced chicken breasts!

What are the main ingredients in chicken salad?

Chicken salad always starts with a base of diced or shredded chicken with a creamy sauce, usually made out of mayo. From there, you can get really creative! I like to add seasonings to my rotisserie chicken salad, like curry powder. If you want to keep it more on the plain side, I would suggest just salt and pepper to taste. You can also add some extra ingredients like raisins or craisins for sweetness, or nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts for crunch. I’ve also used fresh fruit like apples and grapes, or vegetables like diced onion, celery, or bell peppers.

What can be served with rotisserie chicken salad sandwiches?

chicken salad with rotisserie chicken

Does chicken salad freeze well?

No, chicken salad does not freeze well. Unfortunately, mayo tends to separate after being defrosted. If you want to make rotisserie chicken salad ahead of time, I would recommend shredded your rotisserie chicken and combining it with the seasoning and freezing. When you are ready to make chicken salad, all you have to do is mix the pre-shredded chicken with the mayo.

What is a good substitute for mayonnaise?

Mayonnaise gives a key flavor in chicken salad, but you can definitely substitute it out if you want to. Try using Greek yogurt, or pureed avocado and sour cream instead. You can also try hummus, or just some olive oil, vinegar, and seasoning.

How long does rotisserie chicken salad last in the refrigerator?

Rotisserie chicken salad will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator, tightly sealed in an airtight container.

Tips for How to Make Rotisserie Chicken Salad

  • If you want to make your chicken salad sandwich low carb, try making them in lettuce boats, like we do with Avocado Egg Salad.
  • Make sure your rotisserie chicken is gluten free if you need it, you can find them both ways. You can also make your own whole chicken in the instant pot!
  • Serve your chicken salad on gluten free bread, lettuce wraps, or with gluten free crackers. This also goes great with sliced tomatoes!
rotisserie chicken salad

Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Salad is a quick and easy lunch recipe, made with cranberries, almonds, apple, and spices for the perfect sweet and savory blend, ready in only 15 minutes!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: DishingDelish.com
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken, skin removed, chopped
  • 1 medium celery stalk, diced
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Add rotisserie chicken to a large bowl with mayonnaise and spices and stir together. Add all other ingredients and stir until well combined. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve cold.

Notes

Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!
Make sure your rotisserie chicken is gluten free! 

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 15g (5%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 33g (51%)Saturated Fat: 5g (31%)Cholesterol: 16mg (5%)Sodium: 339mg (15%)Potassium: 198mg (6%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 8g (9%)Vitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 35mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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