Best Chicken Salad

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by snugglepup, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    What is your best chicken salad recipe? I can't seem to find one I'm crazy about.
  2. schmoo

    schmoo Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    Heres mine:

    3 cups diced, cooked chicken breast meat
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 cup finely chopped celery
    small amount of finely chopped onion (optional)

    Mix well. I let mine sit in the fridge for an hour or so. That way the flavors "meld" Then you can serve on croissants or I'll toast bread and spread some extra mayo on it. YUM

    For a twist-
    You can add some chopped almonds or pecans also green grapes that are cut into 1/4s
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I can't tell you exact measurements, I just throw everything in [​IMG]

    I boil chicken breast or a whole chicken.

    I cut everything in a food processor so it's really fine.

    I place chicken, sweet pickles (lots of them), onion, pecans and apples. I chop it very fine then mix it altogether. Then I add Miracle Whip to the consistance I like it.

    I get lots of compliments on it and even from DH's ex-wife who doesn't like anything I do or make!!!!

  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    This is Lori's. Simple and good

    Chicken, breast meat is best
    Dill Pickle, chopped
    Finely chopped onion
    Finely minced parsley
    Salt, pepper

    Serve on crusty rolls.
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    White meat is best I do on occassion use both white and dark meat. I don't measure. I go by looks. Sorry if this is unhelpful.

    Chopped chicken
    tiny bit of finely chopped onion
    dill pickle relish
    chopped apple
    chopped celery
    pecans (walnuts work just as well but I like pecans)
    salt & pepper
    Duke's mayonnaise
    very light sprinkle of garlic powder (taste after you mix to see if you need more - less is best because you can always add more)

    I serve mine-
    - as a sandwhich on very black rye bread (sometimes labled jewish rye or pumpernickle)
    - on a bed of mixed greens garnished with a tomato wedge and/or grapes with crackers or very crusty bread cut thin and toasted with a small brushing of olive oil.
    - stuffed into a hollowed out tomato also with crackers or very crusty bread cut thin and toasted with a small brushing of olive oil.

    Bon Appetite!
  6. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    I always mix Miracle Whip and mayo (half and half). I think mayo is too bland, and Miracle Whip is too sweet. I also like lots of celery, onions, and nuts or sunflower seeds. Chopped grapes are good, too.

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