Cheddar Chicken Salad

There are 101 ways to make chicken salad, but this is one of our favourites: cheddar chicken salad. It’s perfect for school lunches, picnics, birthday parties or any other place where you aren’t sure how picky the eaters are going to be. Everyone enjoys it.

Makes enough for 6 sandwiches


3 chicken breasts (or leftovers from a roast chicken)

100 g shredded cheddar cheese

125 ml mayonnaise

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper

The Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet. With your hands, rub each fillet on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast the chicken for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is just cooked through.

Set aside until cool enough to handle, then cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Allow to cool further. (Alternatively, just use diced or shredded leftovers from a roast chicken.)

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl, seasoning well with salt and pepper. If not serving immediately, chill the salad for up to 24 hours or filled sandwich rolls for up to 2 hours in the fridge, covered.

This recipe, and more, is available on Dinner du Jour

Related: Slow Roast Chicken and Chicken and Chorizo Hash

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls