Since having gastric bypass surgery, I’ve been on a slow road to recovery. Starting out with soups and liquids, pureed foods followed by a soft diet, I’m now entering the final stage where I can begin eating solid foods again.
Some foods I cannot eat yet and others I will never tolerate again. I now have to eat 3 small meals a day which are high in protein. I’m told to eat protein first, then vegetables, and then carbs.
I’m avoiding carbs where I can. The only carbs I can eat are rice and potatoes. I can’t tolerate bread, noodles, or pasta at all, so I guess it’s a good thing in a way.
So, I am starting to experiment and today I made some Chicken Salad Cucumber bites. I love cucumber and so does Sylvia and the whole family likes chicken so I thought we would try this new snack.
Putting this chicken salad recipe between two slices of cucumbers creates a crunchy Check salad sandwich!
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HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC CHICKEN SALAD
You’re going to see why this is one of my favorite chicken salad recipes. Homemade chicken salad is a great recipe to fuel your body and tastebuds.
Once you make this easy chicken salad recipe once, you’re going to have it on your meal planning radar over and over again. I always keep the ingredients of chicken salad on hand at home so I can make this recipe all the time.
Cucumber Bite Ingredients For Fancy Chicken Salad
All you need to make this easy recipe for chicken salad can be found below.
- 1/3 cup of light Mayonaise
- 1/3 cup of thinly diced red onion
- 1 cooked chicken breast diced into small squares (leftover rotisserie chicken is great to use!)
- Salt (1 tsp)
- 1 tsp of ground pepper
- 1/2 a cucumber sliced into circles
How to Make Chicken Salad Cucumber Bites
The Method for making these Chicken Salad Cucumber bites is pretty simple and easy. If you love chicken, you’re going to love this.
Mix together all the chicken salad recipe ingredients
You mix all the ingredients (minus the cucumber) together in a bowl. Then scoop one teaspoon of the Chicken mix onto each cucumber slice.
It’s really that simple.
Why I love this Ultimate Chicken Salad
The recipe went down well with my family and although I could only manage 3 cucumber bites, John and Sylvia finished the rest of the bites off.
I wanted to share this recipe for those looking for a healthy but tasty protein based snack that is filling for bariatric patients but also great for any family wanting something different with no carbs.
We added bacon to ours for some extra flavor but you can pick and choose what you use.
EASY CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE FAQS
What else can you add to this chicken salad recipe?
You can keep it as basic as you want. Adding other veggies like onions and celery can be great additions as well. Cut-up green onion would also be a great choice. This is one of my favorite summer salads to make.
What to serve chicken salad on?
Since I’m eating this as part of a healthier eating habit and lunch recipe, I love to eat it on cucumber slices or even on chopped-up celery. Some people prefer crackers and bread as well – but it’s totally up to you. Since I avoid carbs, I don’t eat this salad recipe that way.
How long does chicken salad last?
For this to be fresh and delicious, eating this within 48 hours of making it is best. Just make sure to keep it stored in the fridge in an airtight container for the best flavor and taste.
What is the internal temperature to cook chicken?
For chicken to be considered safe to eat, it needs an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I recommend using a meat thermometer to make it as accurate as possible.
What toppings can you add to this easy salad with chicken?
This salad recipe with chicken is delicious as it is, but turning it into Cilantro Chicken Salad is as easy as adding some chopped cilantro right on top!
A lot of people will turn this into a chicken grape salad but adding in chopped grapes as well. I don’t do this as I’m strict on my diet but some people love adding the grapes for a kick of sweetness.
Tips and Tricks for Making My Favorite Chicken Salad
This is the best chicken salad recipe but keep in mind that you’re going to want to make it and keep it nice and chilled.
You can also make this into an avocado chicken salad recipe but chopping up an avocado and mixing it right in. This would be a great superfood addition and healthy fat to add, too.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!