Chicken salad is a staple American dish. It is versatile, delicious,wholesome, easy and quick to make. It is very palette pleasing for kids and grown-ups alike. There are so many exciting, resourceful and appetizing ways to serve this mouthwatering salad. Wrap it in a tortilla for a simple take to work lunch, serve on a bed of fresh, crisp lettuce for a low-carb healthy meal. Chicken salad sandwiches are out of this world amazing. I love when the bread soaks up a little bit of the tangy dressing, making it a truly irresistible offering.
Chicken salad is very simple to make. Just basic ingredients like cooked chicken, celery and mayonnaise and you have a protein rich, nutritiously filling fare on your plate. And the best part you can use any kind of cooked chicken from leftover to rotisserie, to poached, to baked.
Chicken salad is a plain canvas of flavor that you can make as thrilling or as simple as you want by adding different ingredients to it. Jazz it up with toasted nuts, fresh and dried fruits, fresh fragrant herbs. Make the dressing as healthy or as creamy and luxuriously rich as you want by adjusting yogurt/ mayonnaise ratio.
Everyone loves chicken salad and has their favorite one and the way they serve them. Here is 5 delicious, foolproof and yummy recipes for chicken salad that you can find on this wonderful cooking website.
Classic chicken salad recipe: This timeless basic chicken salad is definitely one of my family’s favorite! It is exactly how I remember it when my mom made it for me.This simple meal in a flesh can be created using basic ingredients that anyone has in their fridge: cooked chicken, scallions, celery, red pepper, almonds, mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt and seasonings. All of them go perfect together.This salad is great and simple! Exactly what the name implies, you just have to try it!
Chicken salad with grapes: This chicken salad with grapes is a delightful healthier twist on your traditional classic chicken salad. The dressing is a combination of both mayonnaise and greek yogurt making for a tangy, silky creamy compliment to this dish. I also prefer using red seedless grapes. Sticking with different shades of green in lettuce, celery and red grapes is especially aesthetically pleasing to the eye making it a beautiful, appetizing dish.
Tarragon chicken salad: The combination of tarragon and chicken is just unbeatable. Served atop of crispy lettuce with garden fresh fruit and veggies this salad is ideal for summer season. Tarragon is a leafy green herb widely used in French cuisine. Its distinctive yet subtle herbal flavor is particularly well suited to use with chicken. Just when you thought salad couldn’t get any better this salad will surprise you with the wonderfully balanced flavors and colors of ripe strawberries, floral greens, savory, tangy tarragon chicken salad and fragrant sweet onions. Frozen peas add a fun pop of color and texture. Candied pecans are the perfect complement to all of the above.
This classic Waldorf chicken salad is a delightful twist on your traditional classic chicken salad. The dressing is a combination of both mayonnaise and greek yogurt making for a tangy, silky creamy compliment to this dish. Waldorf salad started as a fruit salad consisting of grapes and apples in simple mayonnaise dressing. Then at some point the chicken was added. Now it became an American lunch staple everywhere. Celery and fragrant toasted walnuts round up the ingredient list.
Rotisserie chicken salad is effortless! You can put together and amazing chicken salad filled with shortcuts that no-one will ever taste. And it is soo budget friendly.