Vera's Signature Chicken Salad - VeryVera

Vera’s Signature Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 30m


  • 2 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, raw
  • 1/2 c pecan pieces
  • 1 c green onions, sliced
  • 2 c Hellmann’s® mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion salt
  • 2 tbsp. dried tarragon


  1. Boil the chicken breasts in salted water for about 10 to 12 minutes until a thermometer inserted in the thickest breast registers 165 degrees F.
  2. Pulse the chicken in a food processor, leaving bigger pieces, or shred by hand for your desired consistency.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, pecan pieces, and green onions.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and seasonings.
  5. Mix some of the mayonnaise mixture into the chicken mixture until well blended. Continue to incorporate the mayonnaise mixture until you have reached your desired consistency.
  6. Store in the refrigerator and allow the flavors to meld overnight.
  7. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.