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Old 07-24-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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I like only white meat in my chicken salad so I get boneless breast of chicken (often get it on sale for $2.50 a pound easily) I simply salt/pepper it and saute in a bit of olive oil till done. Or poach as another mentioned in just plain salted water.

When slightly cooled, I shred it into a bowl. I make aioli (simple recipe of egg, lemon, salt/pepper, garlic and oil) Add till just moistened. I then add a touch of mustard and beau monde spice blend. Season to taste, then a bit of herb from garden for color and mix well. I've also swapped out the mustard/beau monde for curry and turmeric. Or saffron and some Spanish spices.

We like to stuff it in white pitas.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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Chicken salad

6 oz shredded cooked chicken meat
1-2 tomatoes cut
black pepper
1 green chili seeded and finely diced
1/2 a cucumber diced
1/2 a lettuce coarsely shredded
1 onion finely diced
1 green pepper thinly sliced
a bit of cilantro to taste
2 tsp cumin seeds
juice of 1 lemon
salt to taste
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Why could you not put that on crackers?

Any chicken salad I make, I can either eat as a sandwich filling, top crackers with it, eat on the aforementioned jacket potato, eat as a scoop on a bed of greens, whatever.

I'm not big on fruit in it, but I'll eat i if somebody else made it an added grapes or what have you.

I really dislike tarragon, though. It's the only herb I find distasteful.
It sounds as though it would be too chunky with the pasta and snow peas.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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I agree Ger. Why would you put pasta on a cracker? And I think the snow peas would fall off.
I like walnuts, almonds, or pecans in my chicken salad. Along with the usual celery and onion. And craisins, if I have some.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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I wouldn't put pasta in chicken salad, at all, personally.

But I make chicken salad to be eaten with carbs...whether that's on bread, toast, a roll, crackers, whatever.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Chicken, onion, celery, mayo, pepper. Nothing else is necessary.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:36 PM
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Can anyone provide me with a cheap way to make chicken salad? I enjoy the chicken salad in a can that comes with crackers but I want to try to make my own.
I can Member's Mark white chicken drained.
1/2 cup or more to taste of sweet salad cubes
lots of black pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise

I use a potato masher to mix it together and serve on Ritz low fat crackers.

There are more complicated recipes but this is how we like it.

I don't measure the salad cubes and mayonnaise; I just take a tablespoon and plop it in so the 1/2 cup is just an estimate.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:47 PM
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Coleslaw to go with the chicken salad.
Mix together:
1/2 regular size cabbage, shredded, or 1/4 head if it is just for you.
2 T. mayonnaise (Some people may prefer 1/4 cup mayonnaise but I am not fond of mayonnaise so I use less than the original recipe calls for.)
2 T. sugar or just a small amount of sugar substitute (a small amount of sugar substitute goes a long way.)
2 T. apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper

If you like other things in your slaw, you can add shredded carrots, onions, green pepper, etc. When I add these I call it cabbage salad.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I personally find canned chicken to be an abomination.
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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I'm with you Tabula. Also, NCN, what is a salad cube?
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