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Creamy Lemon Dill Napa Chicken Salad Recipe Is Almost Perfection | Salads

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Chicken salad is basically its own food group. Who doesn’t love a good chicken salad? This creamy chicken salad recipe has bright, fresh ingredients like lemon, dill, green onion and napa cabbage that makes it pop with flavor.

To make this lemon dill chicken salad you will need cooked, shredded chicken (this is a great use for leftover chicken), mayonnaise, a touch of sugar, Dijon mustard, a lemon for zesting and juicing, fresh dill, napa cabbage and either green onions or fresh chives (or a combination!). The napa cabbage, sometimes called Chinese cabbage, adds a nice crunch to the salad. 

Serve this luscious chicken salad for lunch or dinner piled on top of salad greens or on bread for sandwich night. If you like this chicken salad recipe, here are a few more to try:

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Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 4 cups cooked finely shredded chicken
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup shredded and chopped napa cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions or fresh chives

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Recipe Notes

  • Start with a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and add more until you reach desired consistency.

  • Chicken breast works well for this recipe, but you could use chicken thighs.

  • Substitute any fresh herb for the dill.

  • Store the chicken salad in an airtight container in the fridge.

  • Fresh cracked black pepper adds a nice touch when serving this chicken salad.
  • You could substitute celery for the napa cabbage.

  • This recipe could be cut in half.

  • If you like egg in your chicken salad, add it!

Here’s how to make it: 

  1. Stir together the mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, lemon juice and zest and chopped dill in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the chicken, napa cabbage and green onions. Stir to combine. Taste and add more salt, pepper and/or lemon juice, if needed.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 230

Total Fat: 9.5g

Saturated Fat: 1.8g

Cholesterol: 77mg

Sodium: 226mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.9g

Dietary Fiber: 0.6g

Total Sugars: 3g

Protein: 27.7g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 34mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 243mg

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