Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chicken Salad - My Way

There are just so many ways to make chicken salad. I'm not going to claim this is the best chicken salad ever on the face of the earth, but it is the way I like it. You can use this as a basis to add or subtract ingredients you like and come up with your ultimate chicken salad recipe.
Chicken Salad (My Way) -

Starting off with a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store makes this step simple.
Boil three eggs - I only used two for the salad, my teen asked for one.
While the eggs are boiling, de-bone the chicken and discard the skin. Shred the meat into the size you like. We like ours a bit on the chunky side.
Finely chop 1/2 red onion, 2 scallions, 2 stalks of celery and about 2 tablespoons of celery leaves.
In a large bowl, mash the yolks of the 2 boiled eggs with a fork and finely chop the egg whites.
Add 1 cup of mayo, 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish, 1 tablespoon Creole or spicy brown mustard, salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Blend well.
Add the chopped veggies and the chopped egg whites, blend and then add a couple of dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce.
And 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Fold in the chicken.
Now that's a sandwich for a warm, humid summer evening. Make some chicken salad today!


Jenny said...

I think your chicken salad sounds so yummy! I love adding a couple of dashes of hot sauce. Great recipe. I'll have to try it next time I've got some extra chicken on hand!

Prudy said...

That sounds delicious. I love how you made an extra egg for your teen. That was how life really works when you are in the kitchen. Doesn't hot sauce make everything better? What about the grocery bags? What did you decide?

Lanny said...

Oh YUM! I think I must have chicken salad for lunch today. :)

Megan said...

Heavy cream! Yum. I'm thinking not really diet friendly, huh?
Sounds soo good. And I have everything on hand but the cream. Quick stop at the corner store and I think lunch will be served!

Paula said...

Whipping cream! Oh man, I so want your chicken salad. There's nothing like the first bite of a really good chicken salad sandwich! Great, lovely recipe!

Aggie said...

Ok, this sounds really good! I love that you used rotisserie chicken from the store...and love the splash of hot sauce!