For those of you who have never had this classic childhood dish, chicken salad can be very confusing. While it doesn’t have the same texture as most other salad types, the great taste definitely makes up for that. Chicken salad is one of my favorites because of the variety of choices that you have. If you are having a party, then chicken salad is the perfect answer to spruce up your meal. You can prepare it the day before and keep it well chilled until time to serve.
Chicken salad can be prepared in so many ways, with fresh vegetables or seasoned with chicken sauce, mayonnaise and crisp tossed salad greens. Chicken salad is also any sandwich with chicken as a primary ingredient. Other common ingredients can include crisp celery, onions, pepper, hard-boil eggs, cucumber, pickles and various types of chopped nuts. You can choose ground beef, veal, chicken breast, shrimp or turkey as your source of protein.
The key to enjoying a tasty chicken salad is making sure all the ingredients are in their place at the right time. Mix everything together well and serve with a nice bowl of potato salad. This makes it easy to eat and provides a satisfying bite to your palate. When you serve your salad, make sure everything is covered with at least some crusty bread crumbs to help soak up some of the delicious flavor.
To make the dressing for your chicken salad, start by preparing the tuna salad ingredients and add them to the large bowl along with the dressing. Stir well and let sit for a few minutes. Then, simply add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine well. Then add the mayonnaise and mix thoroughly.
If you do not have a large bowl to use, try chopping up some smaller sized pieces of fruit. Just remember to keep the dressing in a separate plastic container away from the other items so that they don’t get mixed up. A good salad has an appealing look and a pleasant taste. If you’re going to be making this recipe often, then it’s best to learn how to chill your chicken in order to make a tasty chicken salad that will keep you coming back for more.
One way to make chicken salad that is still good tasting is to use canned or fresh chopped cooked chicken. If you’re not comfortable with chopping up a bird, just consider grilling the bird instead. Just drain any juices before putting the chicken on the grill. When the chicken is done, use the juices to make chicken salad. If you want to make the salad a little richer, you can add some shredded cheese and jalapeno pepper to the mix.
An interesting way to make a chicken salad recipe that is more mild is to use avocado. Avocado is a very healthy food that is good for you and very nutritious as well. Try blending one tablespoon of chopped avocado along with softened cream cheese in a bowl. This will be a nice light and fresh salad that can be served either cold or as a delicious hot lunch time snack.
You can also use lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomato and any other green and leafy vegetables you like to make a very tasty chicken saladrot. You should combine cooked chicken, shredded lettuce, cucumber, tomato, greens, any type of dressings you prefer, as well as any other items you think will enhance the taste of the salad. Some people use olive oil, sesame oil, honey or sour cream to top their baked chicken salad. You may choose to serve the chicken salad on its own plane with a little lemon juice or to dip into a special glazing sauce.