Easy & Versatile Chicken Salad

M Henderson
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Chicken salad is one of those staples that can be deliciously enhanced with vegetables, fruit, or nuts. Let's take a basic chicken salad recipe and look at ways to make it better.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups poached chicken (can also use rotisserie, grilled, or leftover)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 fresh ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Chop chicken.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
  3. Serve on bread, lettuce leaves, or mixed into pasta.

Alterations

  • Add sliced grapes, apple chunks, chopped walnuts, and 2 Tablespoons of curry powder for an Indian-flavored treat.
  • Make it Mexican-style with grated cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, and chopped fresh bell pepper.
  • Blend in Creole seasoning, green onions, and chopped garlic for a Louisiana-inspired chicken salad.
  • For an Asian-style chicken salad, mix in a bit of soy sauce, chopped water chestnuts, and bean sprouts.

Enjoy!


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