Vegan chicken salad with Jackfruit

A lot of Germans never heard of the typical American chicken salad made with mayonnaise, grapes, and nuts. However, in America you put chicken salad on almost every dish: bagels, burgers, wraps or just plain with white bread.

Today we put a spotlight on the American classic and prepared a recipe without any animal products. As a substitute for chicken you can choose jackfruit (doesn't taste too much like chicken) or vegan chicken strips (tastes very much like chicken). We love to use a chicken substitute for this recipe but used jackfruit, cause a lot of people don't know how to prepare. Replace dairy mayonnaise with a plant-based one, and you're almost done. The rest of the recipe is too easy: just add nuts, grapes, cucumbers, and celery.

Vegan chicken salad

4 servings
30 minutes


  • 350 g (3.5 oz) vegan chicken meat or 2 cans of jackfruit or vegan chicken strips
  • 2 tbsp mild mustard
  • salt&pepper
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp plant-based oil

  • 1/2 stalk of celery

  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 4 pickles
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 10 g fresh dill

  • 150 g vegan mayonnaise

  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt&pepper
  • 50 g nuts (pecan nuts, walnuts)
  • 1 green onion


  • toast
  • grapes
  • bell pepper
  • cucumber


  1. Using vegan chicken strips: Heat oil in a pan and roast chicken strips fpr 3-4 minutes. Season if needed.
  2. Using jackfruit: Open jackfruit cans and pour off the liquid.
  3. In a bowl rub jackfruit bits with mustard, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Heat plant-based oil in a big pan and roast jackfruit bits. Remove from the cooker.
  4. Wash celery and cucumber and cut in slices and small bits. Slice pickles too.
  5. Wash and finely dice dill. Peel red onion, halve and slice into rings.
  6. Mix jackfruit or chicken, veggies, onions and dill in a bowl.
  7. Add mayo, mustard, salt, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  8. Wash and finely dice green onion. Serve chicken salad with nuts and green onions.
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