Yummy Chicken Salad


Has anyone had Fresh Market chicken salad?  Growing up we used to eat it by the pound… daily.  I think the most unusual thing about it was the way the chicken was shredded so much it seemed to melt in your mouth.  Each bite was a little treat.  I have not been able to replicate the texture, until recently.  The secret you ask, crock pot!  I used the meat from one breast from a whole chicken cooked in the crock pot.   I haven’t done it but I think cooking boneless chicken breasts in the crock pot will give the same results.


1 breast of Chicken – About 2 Cups

1/4 cup mayo + extra for moisture

1/2 Tbsp. Dry Mustard

1/2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped Celery

1/4 cup walnuts

1/4 cup raisins

Splash of Lemon Juice


1. Place Chicken in the Crock Pot.  Cook on Low for 8 hours.  Remove the Chicken and shred it. Place the Chicken in the Fridge to cool it.

2. Combine Mayo, Brown Sugar, Mustard, and a Splash of Lemon Juice.  Mix Well.

3. Add Celery, Raisins, Walnuts.  Combine

4. Gradually add Chicken.  It will be pretty dry, so add Mayo until you reach a consistency you like. Remember a little goes a long way, so add Mayo in small amounts.

5. This step is KEY… Let the chicken salad sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours.  The more time the better it gets.

Hope you enjoy it!