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.


In Praise of Humble Weeknight Suppers


Sponsored post Mirum Shopper. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

I spend a lot of time coming up with weeknight dinner recipes.  That doesn’t mean that we don’t hit the occasional evening and all plans fall through the cracks.  Just like your family, sometimes things just don’t go the way we think they’re going to.

You know what?  That’s okay!

And actually, it’s better than okay.  If we stop for a minute and just breathe, we can regroup together.  It’s okay to make do on some nights, pulling together what we can find for dinner.  Bring the kids into the kitchen and let them help you come up with ideas.

Hellman’s Mayonnaise is encouraging families to make a Strangewich.  What’s a Strangewich?  It’s any sandwich that uses an unexpected ingredient.


For our Strangewich, we used peanut butter, banana and pretzels.  Since peanut butter is even more divine when it’s warm and gooey, we grilled the sandwich using Hellman’s on the outside of the sandwich to create a crisp exterior.


Paired with a big glass of milk and apples from the fruit bowl, this makes an easy, fun supper.

Try changing up grilled cheese by adding hot sauce to give it a kick.  Or pile on the veggies, like tomato, spinach, onion etc for a “grilled cheese run through the garden Strangewich”!

Let your imaginations run wild and turn the evening of making do into a memorable supper with your kids.  Not every evening has to have a perfect dinner.  Sometimes, the very best things happen when you’re figuring it out together.


Right now you can get two Hellman’s Real Squeeze for just $7 at Target stores.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored and I have been compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own.