Chicken salad is a simple food that unfortunately gets messed with a lot. I've seen chicken salad with all sorts of unappetizing spices and fruits added in. Blech. Here's a basic chicken salad recipe that is my favorite--it has a perfect flavor and just the right amount of crunch. My rating: 5 out of 5.
6 chicken breasts
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup Lighthouse ranch dressing
3/4 cup slivered almonds
Add drained pineapple, celery, onions, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
Add mayonniase and Lighthouse ranch dressing (yes, Lighthouse really is the best choice here). Stir well.
Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Stir in almonds just before serving.