Easy French Onion Chicken Salad

french onion chicken salad


Chicken salad is such an easy go-to here when I have leftover chicken and DO NOT want another bowl of chicken noodle soup.  It happens.  After years of making a boring “mayo-and-chicken” chicken salad, I found a solution:  French Onion Chicken Salad!

I came upon this tasty concoction a couple of days after Super Bowl.    The hubby and I were hungry.  And I was clueless what to make.  I did the natural thing, of course:  Open up the fridge and stand in front of it for five minutes while all of the coolness pours out of it, looking for something to jump out into my mouth.  Didn’t happen.  Smart, right?

Anyways….  So there I was, staring into the fridge, and my eyes fall upon leftover rotisserie chicken and homemade french onion dip.  Oh yes.  I finally figured it out.  We shall have French Onion Chicken Salad!  And it will be easy!  (I was pretty dang excited to figure something out, can you tell?)

Easy French Onion Chicken Salad

Rotisserie chicken (or leftover baked chicken) – about 3 cups of prepared chicken

French onion dip (homemade or premade) – 1/2 – 3/4 cup

Fresh or freeze-dried chives – 1 tablespoon (this is my favorite kind, kindly purchase it through this link!)

Salt and pepper to taste

 First things first, chop or shred your chicken – this is really a preference thing.  I usually just break mine apart into bite-sized pieces.  I don’t like it shredded too finely.

french onion chicken salad
rotisserie chicken, pulled from bones
french onion chicken salad
more chicken…
french onion chicken salad
chunked, chopped chicken


Next plop in your french onion dip (I started with about 1/2 cup – add in until moistened to your liking) and stir it up!  Add in about one tablespoon of chives.  Stop and taste it.  IF you feel the need, you can add in some salt and pepper to taste – I found that mine didn’t require much extra seasoning aside from the french onion dip I had made.

French Onion Chicken Salad

French Onion Chicken Salad

French Onion Chicken Salad

Final step?  Load it onto a piece of tasty bread, top with another slice, and dig in!

French Onion Chicken Salad

Now get out there and enjoy that sandwich!  Or forego the bread and just grab a big ol’ fork!  🙂

Here’s a printable, for your convenience:


Easy French Onion Chicken Salad
Author: Mel
Prep time:
Total time:
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken (or baked), chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup homemade french onion dip (or store-bought)
  • 1 tablespoon freeze-dried or fresh chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Serve on bread or on it’s own.

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