farmers market chicken salad

Farmer’s Market Chicken Salad

If you are a advocate for brown bagging your lunch every day to save some money, you’ll know what I mean when I say this.

Sometimes you just want a little something more than the same old tired ham and cheese, or pb&j sandwich for lunch.

I love a good chicken salad, whether on a sandwich, or served with crackers and fruit. There is something so elegant about it. It’s perfect to serve for a a baby shower or bridal tea, but humble enough for an every day sandwich in your lunch.

My favorite thing about chicken salad is that it is so customizable; there are a myriad of ingredients that meld beautifully into it. I share this recipe with you, as these are the ingredients I happened to have available at home when I made it.

Farmers Market Chicken Salad

Farmer’s Market Chicken Salad


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken (leftover rotisserie chicken works really well)
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup grapes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop chicken, apples, grapes and green onion. Mix well.
  2. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, poppy seeds and salt and pepper; combine thoroughly.
  3. Serve – great on sandwiches, or served on hearty crackers.

What is your favorite way to make chicken salad? I’d love to hear your thoughts, and try your favorite recipe too!