This is chicken salad for the mayonnaise-hating crowd, although even if you happen to think mayonnaise is perfectly delightful, this is a nice alternative. It’s got crunch, color, and a tangy dijon vinaigrette. Plus, it goes really well with some slices of bacon. Just sayin’.
Knowing how to make a basic vinaigrette for salads is one of the best skills a home cook can have. And happily, this is as easy as combining olive oil and vinegar in a jar with some salt and fresh-cracked black pepper, and then giving that jar a shake. You barely even need a recipe.