Chicken Salad with Chick Peas – easy lunch or dinner

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise recently contacted me asking if I’d like to try their new Organic Mayonnaise.   I gave a quick yes!  Hellmann’s is my favorite mayo and this one is really good.

I decided to try it in a chicken salad.  This recipe is a little different than most chicken salads and it’s really good.  The dressing is creamy and flavorful, despite the simple ingredients.  Red onion lends a punch of flavor and cucumbers add crispness.  The chick peas and chicken are a surprisingly good combo.

For this recipe, I used chicken I’d cooked in the Instant Pot.  More on that another time, but I will say that’s a great way to cook a bunch of chicken.  I used part of the chicken for this recipe and froze enough for two more meals.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Chicken Salad with Chick Peas:

The ingredient list is very simple.  The salad comes together quickly and is very healthy too.  It would make a great packed lunch or easy dinner.

Chicken Salad with Chick Peas

Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2-15 oz cans chick peas rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups thinly sliced seedless cucumber
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. dried mint
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • crumbled feta optional


  1. Combine chicken, chick peas, cucumber, feta, mayonnaise, mint, onion and lemon juice in
  2. large bowl.
  3. Serve over fresh spinach.
  4. Top with crumbled feta, if desired.



Disclosure: I was compensated for my time in writing this post, however all opinions are my own.