I get asked to make chicken salad everywhere I go. Everybody thinks it's so hard. Here's how to make it:
Buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it. Then run it through a food processor or use a chopper to get it fairly fine, just to how you like it.
Add some pickle relish.
Add some salt and pepper.
Add some chopped-up pecans (maybe 1/2 a cup).
Stir in light Hellman's mayonnaise, a little at a time, so you don't make it too greasy.
Total time invested: 10-15 minutes. Cooking: None.
This is great made into sandwiches with croissants.