Jason’s Deli Chicken Salad

If you are looking for a simple, but very appetizing chicken salad recipe, this Jason’s Deli Chicken Salad is perfection.  It’s made with chicken and mayo but adds a special ingredient to make it so unique.  And it takes only 10 minutes to make.Homemade copycat Jason's Deli Chicken Salad on top of mixed greens on a plate..

Classic Chicken Salad

Do you like chicken salad, but think it can be complicated to make?  A classic chicken salad recipe is usually made up of chicken, mayo, hard-boiled egg, celery, onion, pepper, pickles and a variety of mustards.  But this can take too long to make on the fly.  But this Jason’s Deli chicken salad has only 6 ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to make.  And would you be surprised to know, the secret ingredient is crushed pineapple.  It’s surprisingly amazing and slightly sweet.  And the almonds give it the perfect crunch!

How to Make Jason’s Deli Chicken Salad

Would you be surprised to know, the secret ingredient in this recipe is crushed pineapple.  It’s surprisingly amazing and slightly sweet.  And the almonds give it the perfect crunch!

Here’s what you need:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Almonds Slivers
  • Salt & Pepper

After you shred the chicken, combine it with the mayonnaise, crushed pineapple, almond slivers and salt & pepper.  Make sure it’s completely mixed together and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Scoop of homemade Jason's Deli chicken salad on top of mixed greens.

Notes

  • If you do not want to drain your pineapple you don’t need to, but you will need to reduce the amount of mayonnaise by at least a tablespoon.
  • Store the chicken salad in the refrigerator in a sealed container.  It will last for about 2-3 days.
  • If you are going to freeze the chicken salad, do not mix in the mayo until you are ready to eat.
  • Chicken salad can be served hot or cold.  This recipe is cold but you can use warm chicken for the salad.
  • You can serve this chicken salad alone, with crackers, on a sandwich, or you could get fancy and stuff it inside of cream puff shells for a party.

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Chicken salad recipe from Jason's Deli

Jason's Deli Chicken Salad

Enjoy Jason's Deli Chicken Salad when you make it at home.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad Recipe, Jason's Deli Chicken Salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 282kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers you can add more if you like
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Shred chicken into fine pieces. In a medium-sized bowl combine chicken, crushed pineapple, mayonnaise, almond slivers, salt, and pepper. Stir until the mixture is uniform. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • If you do not want to drain your pineapple you don't need to, but you will need to reduce the amount of mayonnaise by at least a tablespoon.
  • Store the chicken salad in the refrigerator in a sealed container.  It will last for about 2-3 days.
  • If you are going to freeze the chicken salad, do not mix in the mayo until you are ready to eat.
  • Chicken salad can be served hot or cold.  This recipe is cold but you can use warm chicken for the salad.
  • You can serve this chicken salad alone, with crackers, on a sandwich, or you could get fancy and stuff it inside of cream puff shells for a party.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Comments

  1. Bitsy Hatch

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! I always make chicken salad this way, especially for parties. Would love to have the recipe for Ginger Dressing that Asian City uses on their salad.

  2. Vicky Mullins

    I’m going to try this recipe, but I would love to have a copycat recipe for Great Harvest Bread Company Chicken Salad.

  3. Felicia H.

    5 stars
    This is oddly satisfying! It is sooo delicious! I would have never though to incorporate pineapple in my chicken salad. Thank you!! Wow!! Soooooo good!! ????

  4. Kim Davis

    5 stars
    This IS the recipe! I received the exact same recipe from a friend who used to be a GM at Jason’s. I use Miracle Whip, and sometimes toss in a handful of dried cranberries.

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