Chicken Salad Master Recipe

One of the suggestions for the Bridal Shower Tea Party menu is Chicken Salad. It can be served as finger sandwiches on white or brown bread, on croissant, in pate a choux, on party rolls just to mention a few possibilities. Here is my master recipe and lots of add-ins.

5 cups cooked, cubed chicken from about 2 whole chicken breasts (serves 6-8)
1 ½ cups mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

green onion
olives, black or green
finely chopped herbs: parsley, tarragon, mint or thyme
grapes, red or green
almonds or walnuts
chopped pickles
minced jalapeƱo pepper
green or red peppers
apples, skin on
Spices: curry powder, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, cumin, ground ginger
pears, skin on
dried cranberries or raisins
orange segments