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March 03, 2013

Chicken Salad with Dijon Mustard

This light and refreshing chicken dish makes a wonderful great salad or side. Use chicken left over from a roasted chicken or saute two large chicken breasts, enough for 2 cups of chicken.

Makes 3 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Kosher Salt and fresh grated pepper to taste
  • Paprika to garnish


    In a large bowl, combine olive oil and mustards, whisking until well blended.

    Combine chicken, celery, lemon zest and juice, onions and cilantro. Add the salt, pepper to taste.

    Pour mustard mixture over chicken. Mix well with all ingredients.

    Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with paprika

    Serve with toasted bread points or on endive spears

    Make it your own:

    Replace green onions with equal amounts finely diced purple onion or chives
    use 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds to replace the grainy mustard
    Add ΒΌ cup toasted pecans

  • Posted by terri at March 3, 2013 07:57 PM