Assemble your preferred ingredients. Make sure that there is at least as much diced chicken as there is all other add-ins. For example, if you have 1 cup of diced chicken, make sure that all the add-ins you use equal no more than 1 cup, total.
Mix dressing ingredients together. Count on ⅓-⅔ cup dressing per cup of ingredients. Add less to begin with, and then add more if necessary. You are shooting for a nice balance between salad and dressing.
Fold the dressing into your prepared ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or two to let the flavors marry. Taste again and decide if you want to add a bit more dressing.
Serve as part of a salad plate, on top of greens or in a sandwich. However you like to eat chicken salad, because there is no one right way.