Sassy Scotty Chicken Salad

This sassy twist on the classic Scotty chicken salad will have everyone coming back for seconds! With crunchy vegetables and the perfect blend of seasonings, this dish has a bit of spicy and sweet. Let’s get started!


  • 1 lb. cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon smoked chipotle powder
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted cashews
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, and bell pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, smoked paprika, mayonnaise, smoked chipotle powder, sherry vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Add the cashews and stir until combined.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later. Enjoy!

This sassy Scotty chicken salad is the perfect simple lunch or dinner. The unique blend of seasonings gives this dish a spicy, smoky kick that pairs perfectly with the crunchy vegetables. The mayonnaise and sherry vinegar give the dish a burst of flavor and the roasted cashews add a nutty crunch. This dish is sure to become a favorite in your home!