Friday, August 15, 2008
What's your favorite chicken salad?
I've been thinking a lot about chicken salad lately. It's one of my friend, Sabrina's, favorite foods, and her birthday is today (Happy Birthday, Sabrina!).......so as part of her birthday gift, I decided to gather up a batch of good chicken salad recipes and compile them into a little cookbook for her. I made a cute little cover and then took it down to the local office supply store and had them bind it for her. I hope she likes it!
There are so many good and different recipes for chicken salad. Since it was on my mind, I decided to fix some for Don and me for dinner this week. I used the beautiful pink bowl my sister, Gloria, gave me years ago for my birthday.....
Chunks of chicken, chopped celery, green onion, a little pepper, garlic powder, and some light mayo (have you tried the new Kraft light mayo made with olive oil? Yum!) Quick and easy!
Garnished with some fresh & very flavorful strawberries I got from HEB this week. Simple but we loved it!
Now, my really favorite way to fix chicken salad is to add to the chicken the following: shredded cheddar cheese, chopped up Red Delicious apple, chopped pecans, green onion, black pepper and mayo. ....But, alas, we're trying to eat light, so I decided not to use the cheese & pecans version right now!
There's another version where you add dried chopped cherries (or cranberries), pecans, celery, and apple (about 1/3 cup each to 3 chopped up cooked chicken breast halves), with the black pepper, about a third cup of mayo and a tablespoon of buttermilk to give it some creaminess!
One of my favorite versions of chicken salad is served in sandwiches at Kolache Depot ( http://www.kolachedepot.com/ ). They put mandarin oranges and pecans in theirs and serve on a bun with a dill pickle! Mmmm!
What's your favorite chicken salad recipe???