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quick & easy chicken salad

Yesterday we went to Symphony in Park. Β The second Sunday of each month our little neighborhood throws a big concert in the park. We were told how crowded it gets and took the advice of our neighbor’s and laid a blanket and chairs out earlier in the day to mark our spot.

The band was suppose to be a pop cover band.

Since the concert didn’t start till 6pm I came home and started working on a picnic dinner to take with us.

Nothing screams picnic more than chicken salad. I had grand ideas of making us a fancy chicken salad… but Mr. Weekly Bite gave me strict orders. He looked me straight in the eye and said “Do NOT make a fancy chicken salad, I like it plain. You’re only allowed to used chicken, onion, celery, and maybe carrots.”

Boo πŸ™

As much as I hated Β to admit it… he was right. I needed to keep it plain since this would be M’s dinner too.

To go with our sandwiches I packed a fresh fruit salad and sun chips.

Aside from the 15 trips to the potty M had to take… the concert was a blast!

M obviously had a terrible time πŸ˜‰

She was our little dancing queen.

LK had fun too… she chilled in her comfy chair the entire concert πŸ™‚

It was a great family outing and we can’t wait till next month’s concert!

Easy Chicken Salad


  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed. (To keep things easy I bought a rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery


  • 1 cup light mayo
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Throw everything in a large bowl and mix until all ingredients are combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


19 Responses

  1. Amy-Nutrition By Nature said on August 15, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Looks like a lovely sunday and the chicken salad looks good too. πŸ™‚

  2. The Texas Peach said on August 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Oh my goodness! LK is so precious! It’s really neat that your neighborhood has a monthly concert. M sounds like my dad. He loves my mom’s tuna salad, but if she tried to fancy it up, he wouldn’t go for it. I love regular chicken salad, but I also like to experiment and try new variations of it too.

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet said on August 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Just loving the pics of the girls!!

  4. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on August 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I just made chicken salad with rotisserie chicken on Friday. I thought I was so fancy having never made chicken salad with anything but canned chicken. I did not keep it plain however πŸ˜‰ Mine had 1/2 mayo & 1/2 Greek yogurt, green onion, dried apricot, almonds, a touch of curry & black pepper. My husband loved it ! Def going to blog about it asap.

  5. Carrie said on August 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Has anyone ever told you that M looks like Suri Cruise?

  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on August 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I love chicken salad (and tuna salad) – and the simpler, the better. I sometimes sub Greek yogurt for some of the mayo, and every now and then mash in an avocado too.

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Hi Carrie – no one has ever told me that! I think Suri Cruise is super cute though πŸ™‚

  8. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on August 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I do tend to like chicken salad plain…sometimes! πŸ™‚
    This sounds great! (Cute pictures!)

  9. Nicole, RD said on August 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    This looks delicious! My hubby would say the SAME THING. Gr to them! πŸ™‚

    I cannot believe how much M has matured in the past few months. She looks like a little girl, not a toddler anymore!

  10. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said on August 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    So simple but delicious looking! During the summer there is a concert in the park every Thursday night and they get pretty crowded too… Such a great time though. Free entertainment rocks.

  11. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on August 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

    This looks delicious. I never make chicken salad because Tim hates it. I should try this and see if Meghan would like it.

  12. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on August 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like a great time! πŸ™‚

  13. Abigail said on August 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on August 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Awww what a fun event that you and the family had. Glad you’re living it up here on the San Diego scene !

  15. Lauren said on August 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Aww your girlies are ADORABLE! I know you probably don’t want to tell the name but I’m so curious what little LK’s name actualy is…so tiny and cute πŸ˜€ what a fun event for all of you!

  16. Mo said on August 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Oh what a perfect Sunday! Where is this concert? We will be in the Del Mar area for 10 days next month over the second Sunday and I think we’d enjoy this too.

  17. Mo said on August 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    What a perfect way to end the weekend! Where is this concert located? We will be in the Del Mar area in Sept for 10 days and it will be over the second Sunday. We love doing these kind of activities. maybe even a meetup if you are up for going again?

  18. Robin said on August 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

    What an adorable picture of M flying in the air! I love it πŸ™‚