Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Tuna and Tuna Salad Recipe

I am not usually a seafood fan, let alone a fan of canned tuna. For one, leaky, smelly tuna juice isn’t appealing, it stinks up my kitchen, and it typically leaks everywhere.

Thankfully, Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Tuna is all the meat and none of the mess.

In short, you get a can filled with solid, flaky meat and not the mushy, unappetizing mess that you might be accustomed to from some of the canned tunas you’ve tried.

Because of their patented process, Chicken of the Sea No Drain Tuna comes in a can that requires no draining and means no mess. Solid, steak-like tuna is in every can, which also offers an easy-to-open, convenient lid. Chicken of the Sea No Drain Tuna is available in four, 4-ounce varieties: Solid White Albacore Tuna, Solid Light Tuna, Solid Light Thai Chili Tuna and Solid Light Lemon Pepper Tuna.

I like this tuna so much, I hid the can from the kids.

I’m not proud.

Best Tuna Salad

Finish by sprinkling with paprika to lend color and a bit of earthiness to the mildly, sweet flavor of the salad.

Serves 2

1 4-ounce can Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Solid Tuna
1 chopped hard-boiled egg
1 chopped stalk of celery (not the entire bunch)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar-free sweet relish
ground black pepper and salt, to taste
Optional: Paprika

Combine all ingredients except for paprika well. (You can choose to process the ingredients together for more of a pâté, as pictured). Chill salad until serving.

Optional: Serve on stalks of celery or on cucumber slices and sprinkle with paprika.

Makes roughly 2 cups of tuna salad.

Nutritional Information per 1-cup serving: Calories: 304.5, Carbohydrates: 4 grams, Fiber: .6 grams, Net Carbohydrates: 3.4 grams, Protein: 16.5 grams, Fat: 24.7 grams



The final word: All in all, I typically refuse tuna unless it’s in steak form (I am finicky), but I really, truly liked this tuna so much, I’ll actively seek this flaky, fabulous fish for its convenience, flavor, and healthy benefits. I give this one a rare 5 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to click this link to score a $1 off coupon, too!

Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Tuna
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
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Usefulness: Quick sides and healthy meals, salads, or straight from the can
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Website: Chicken of the Sea No-Drain Tuna

Disclosure: Chicken of the Sea provided this product  free of charge for review, but this has not affected my review of the item.

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  1. Interesting. I gather this product does not contain soy, which one sees in many cans of tuna now. BUT I have questions. How was this tuna caught? Where was it caught and packed? I also note that this can holds even less tuna than the already down-sized cans do. (Or should I be comparing this to packets? I don’t know how much the packets hold.) I’d like to be able to have two nonscrimpy servings from one can of tuna. I guess you accomplish that by adding egg, but my approach to tuna doesn’t involve egg.

  2. Spectacular! What a great idea! This is your imagination hard at work!


  3. I’ve never thought to put egg in my tuna. It sounds awesome. I can’t wait to try this. You rock!

  4. But kitty loves the tuna water!

  5. Naomi Wright says

    Thanks! Going to make this and now I know what to do with cucumber.

  6. I love egg in my tuna salad. Also tuna and egg back in the days when I ate macaroni salad. I have been looking for this but cant find it in any of the stores? Has anyone found it in their local markets?

  7. evelyn freeburg says

    How do you use the tuna with lemon pepper . Is it lemon tasting or not?

    • Kathy Schoening says

      I accidentally grabbed the lemon pepper and was very unhappy with the taste. It does not work well in my tuna salad because all you taste is lemon. I will go back to using tuna packed in water so I don’t make that mistake again and because the price is too high.

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