Dunkin Donuts Chicken Salad Recipe: How To

Last Updated on July 27, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at a Dunkin Donuts chicken salad recipe. It was one of their staple items, along with their tuna salad, before they were both discontinued from the Dunkin’ menu. While there was uproar, it’s still yet to make its return, so it’s no surprise that you’re here looking for a way to recreate this discontinued menu item. While the chicken salad may not have been one of their most popular menu items, it was definitely delicious – so let’s find out how to make it.

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What Is Dunkin Donuts?

Dunkin Donuts, sometimes better known as just Dunkin’ has been around for over 70 years and has locations all across the globe including the US, United Kingdom, Spain, and India (to name a few). In fact, there’s almost 13,000 locations worldwide.

Dunkin’ is a quick service chain that’s incredibly popular. While they’re best known for their donuts, they’re also great for sandwiches and other baked goods; as well as hot beverages, iced beverages, and soft drinks.

What is Dunkin Donuts chicken salad?

The chicken salad from Dunkin’ was a mayonnaise-based salad, with chicken pieces, bread crumbs, and huge chunks of celery. While it seems quite basic, it was delicious. I was never sure how something that simple could taste so good! I’ve tried many chicken salads since Dunkin’ discontinued theirs, and there has never been one that tasted quite the same…until now.

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Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts chicken salad

The ingredients in chicken salad will vary depending on which recipe you’re following. However, our recipe contains the following:

  • white chicken meat
  • celery
  • mayonnaise
  • salad dressing
  • bread crumbs
  • cider vinegar
  • white wine vinegar
  • salt
  • sugar
  • black pepper

What can you serve your chicken salad with?

The chicken salad can be enjoyed on its own as a salad, but it’s usually served on a bread or pastry. For example, you may like to try serving this chicken salad:

  • on a bagel
  • in a sandwich
  • on a croissant

1) Dunkin Donuts Chicken Salad Recipe

Let’s get down to why you’re here – how to recreate this infamous chicken salad from Dunkin Donuts. The recipe we’re looking at is inspired by one from Victoria RHS Culinary.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 4 cups of diced white chicken meat
  • 1 diced stalk of celery
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of salad dressing (preferably Miracle Whip)
  • 1 tablespoon of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the mayonnaise mixture

Grab a bowl and add the mayonnaise, white vinegar, cider vinegar, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, sugar and salad dressing. Whisk until the mixture is well combined.

Step 2: Prepare the chicken

After dicing the chicken and celery, place them in a bowl together. Now pour in your mayonnaise mixture to the chicken mixture and mix until completely combined. Place in the refrigerator if not ready to serve.

Step 3: Serve

Remove chicken salad from the fridge and serve on a croissant/bagel/sandwich, of your choice. Enjoy!

2) Dunkin Donuts Tuna Salad Recipe

Earlier, I mentioned how the tuna salad from Dunkin’ was discontinued too – so I thought I’d share a recipe, in case you were missing the tuna salad as well! This recipe is inspired by Dinner Then Dessert, and is ready in no time at all.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 18 oz of drained tuna
  • 1/2 cup of minced celery

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the mayonnaise mixture

Grab a bowl and add the mayonnaise, pepper, lemon juice, mustard, and relish. Mix well, and then add the tuna, as well as the celery. Once all the ingredients are together, mix again.

Step 2: Serve

Leave for around an hour in the fridge before serving. And then serve on a croissant/bagel/sandwich of your choice. Enjoy!

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Conclusion

I hope this post has given you an idea for a Dunkin Donuts chicken salad recipe, as well as shown you how to recreate the tuna salad from Dunkin’ too. I love that you can make these recipes in advance, and in bulk. It makes it super easy to have a quick, easy, on-the-go lunch. Perfect for any time of the year, and incredibly simple.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making chicken salad? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

Do You Put Eggs in Chicken Salad?

While not all chicken salad contains eggs - you can absolutely put eggs in if you'd prefer. A chicken salad that contains eggs is more common in a southern style chicken salad. As well as containing hard boiled eggs, they usually also have a dill pickle relish too. 

Can You Freeze Chicken Salad?

It may surprise you, but you can actually make a huge batch of chicken salad, and then freeze it until you want to eat it. The most important thing is that it's stored correctly. Once prepared, chicken salad should be kept in an airtight container. If this is done correctly, your chicken salad will last in the freezer for around 3 months. 

How Do You Make Chicken Salad With Pickle Relish?

If you want your chicken salad to have a bit of a zing to it, you can add dill pickle relish. I would recommend using around a tablespoon of relish (or a tablespoon of finely chopped pickles) and adding them to your mayonnaise mixture. 

Are Chicken Salad Sandwiches Healthy?

While you may think that chicken salad sandwiches are healthy, that is not really the case. Although the chicken and celery are full of goodness, mayonnaise is full of fat and bread is full of carbs. For this reason, it's best to enjoy this recipe in moderation. 

Dunkin Donuts Chicken Salad Recipe

Dunkin Donuts Chicken Salad Recipe: How To

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Today, we're going to be looking at a Dunkin Donuts chicken salad recipe. It was one of their staple items, along with their tuna salad, before they were both discontinued from the Dunkin' menu. While there was uproar, it's still yet to make its return, so it's no surprise that you're here looking for a way to recreate this discontinued menu item. While the chicken salad may not have been one of their most popular menu items, it was definitely delicious - so let's find out how to make it.
Course Salad
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups of diced white chicken meat
  • 1 diced stalk of celery
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of salad dressing (preferably Miracle Whip)
  • 1 tablespoon of plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the mayonnaise mixture
    Grab a bowl and add the mayonnaise, white vinegar, cider vinegar, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, sugar and salad dressing. Whisk until the mixture is well combined.
    1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of plain bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 1/2 cup of salad dressing (preferably Miracle Whip)
  • Prepare the chicken
    After dicing the chicken and celery, place them in a bowl together. Now pour in your mayonnaise mixture to the chicken mixture and mix until completely combined. Place in the refrigerator if not ready to serve.
    1 diced stalk of celery, 4 cups of diced white chicken meat
  • Serve
    Remove chicken salad from the fridge and serve on a croissant/bagel/sandwich, of your choice. Enjoy!
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