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 - easy lunch or dinner

Serves: 4 servings

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (15 oz.) chick peas , rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup thinly sliced seedless cucumber
  • ⅓ cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods Organic Original Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. dried mint
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • crumbled feta, optional
  1. Combine chicken, chick peas, cucumber, feta, Hellmann's® Organic Original, mint, onion and lemon juice in large bowl.
  2. Serve over fresh spinach. Top with crumbled feta, if desired.

Hellmann’s Organic Mayonnaise is made with organic cage-free eggs, organic expeller-pressed oil, and no artificial flavors and preservatives.  Hellmann’s also has a certified vegan dressing and it’s delicious! It has the same rich, creamy taste, but it’s eggless, cholesterol free—with 10g of fat per serving- and made with non-GMO sourced ingredients.

You can find both Hellmann’s Organic and Hellmann’s Vegan by going to Target.  Use the Cartwheel app to save 20%.

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


Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Salad Sandwich – 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

These Balsamic Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Add a Pinch look fantastic!  Robyn says they were her husbands idea, and what a good idea he had!



They have cream cheese in them.  That’s probably the first thing that makes them amazing.  Who doesn’t love cream cheese?  (Okay, my Dad thinks he doesn’t like it, but we manage to put it in all kinds of things he loves.  We just don’t tell him about it.)

Sandwiches are perfect for summer, but the cold cuts can get tiresome.  I love all these different slow cooker sandwich recipes we’ve been finding.

These would be great served with sweet potato chips and Tomato and Artichoke Heart Salad.

Click here to see the recipe for Balsamic Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Add a Pinch.

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