Try our EASY Chicken Salad recipe for back to school! This post is sponsored by PackIt®. Learn how to make chicken salad at home and keep it fresh for on the go.
It’s a new school year and this is the first year my kid wants something other than just turkey and cheese or mac and cheese for lunch. This lunch actually has no cheese in it at all! My mini chef is obsessed with tuna salad and while we love that she loves something, tuna has a ton of mercury. We like to swap that out and make our homemade easy chicken salad recipe.
You can make this easy chicken salad with leftover chicken or even make chicken just for this salad. I usually use 1 chicken breast and that’s enough for her lunch and a lunch for me as well. I just chop the chicken up and it’s good to go! You could do larger chunks, but we like to have it pretty small.
HOMEMADE EASY CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE
If I’m making it for the whole family I’ll do 4-5 chicken breasts and we’ll have it for up to 3 days. It’s even better the next day so we usually make the night before so all the flavors can develop.
The one thing we worry about sending our kids to lunch with is something that can easily spoil. Lately, I’ve been hearing about lots of schools not having a microwave to heat up the lunch for kids and that means we need to make sure their food stays within a safe temperature too if we’re serving them a cold lunch.
That’s when I turn to the PackIt for her lunch. I actually started using PackIt over 5 years now. I first used the cooler bag that was great for my big trips to the wholesale food store then started using lunchboxes too!
If your kiddo doesn’t like pita you can include some bread so they can have the best chicken salad sandwich recipe for lunch time!
Why we use the PackIt freezable bags:
- keeps food cool for hours (depending on external temperatures)
- build it freezable gel (freezes in 12 hours in the freezer) that’s in the lining of the lunch bag, no wetness on the food!
- easy to use and clean
- stylish and cute
- different sizes and styles for boys, girls, even mom, and dad
Kay likes to pick out her lunch so in addition to the easy chicken salad we made she picked out some hummus, carrots, pita bread for the chicken salad, and grapes.
Two things in her lunch box MUST be cold at all times, hummus and mayo! Thanks to her PackIt lunch box it’s chilled and waiting for her 🙂
How To Make Chicken Salad at Home
Easy Chicken Salad Recipe for Back to School using real chicken and veggies! Learn how to make chicken salad at home and even get the kids involved.
- 1 chicken breast chopped
- 1 lemon juice of
- 1 teaspoon parsley fresh, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons mayo
- 1/8 cup celery chopped
- 1 tablespoon onion chopped
- salt + pepper to taste
Place all the ingredients into a large bowl.
Mix ingredients together.
Store in the fridge until ready to eat.
Ready for lunch with her easy to make chicken salad in the lunchbox!