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Spicy Chicken Salad

Spicy chicken salad is creamy, crunchy and a little bit spicy. The perfect combination for a delicious chicken salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Adapted from Southern Living


  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup chopped celery about 3-4 stalks
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, water chestnuts, red and yellow pepper and onion.
  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Combine mayonnaise mixture and chicken mixture and chill in refrigerator.


You can serve the chicken salad on bread or on top of salad greens.
Also, the recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, if you like things a little more spicy, 1/2 teaspoon works great.
You may also substitute Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise if you prefer.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 59.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg