Chicken salad has always been one of the best chicken recipes around. I love preparing this delicious dish and serving it on several occasions throughout the summer. It is always a hit at family reunions and tailgate parties, as well. If you have made chicken salads in the past, you know that it is a simple yet delicious base to build upon to create many other delicious variations. This article will introduce you to another delicious chicken salad recipe that can be used over again to spice up your meals.
Different Ways To Prepare A Traditional Chicken Salad
There are many different ways to prepare a traditional chicken salad. The traditional base is using chopped cooked chicken, some red onions, and some sliced green onions along with some thinly sliced celery. Sometimes this dressing contains mayonnaise, but most people I have served it with prefer to use a more mild version of mayonnaise. You can add a variety of items into this base, such as fresh or frozen berries, grapes, cucumber, spinach, cilantro, and/or bell pepper. Also be sure to use high quality bread crumbs that are made from whole grains.
If you like to grill and make chicken sandwiches often then this is one of the easiest recipes to duplicate. All you need are some grilled Pepto-Cheese, chicken slices, greens, olives, chopped tomatoes, and vinegar. Grill until the cheese and chicken are done grilling and then toss in olives and tomatoes to serve. Be sure to have on hand some fresh balsamic vinegar so that you can add a pinch of it right at the end. This salad is best enjoyed with a little bit of olive oil on the side. Grilled chicken sandwiches are also great on grilled crackers.
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For another very popular recipe in the Joyfoodsunshine archives, you will enjoy creating this creamy macaroni salad. This recipe is easy to replicate since all you need is macaroni, chicken slices, milk, and a little cream. Mix together the macaroni, chicken, and milk until the mixture is blended and then add some more milk if the mixture is still a bit damp. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with additional shredded sharp cheddar cheese. This dish is excellent served with fresh seasonal fruit.
For a delicious variation of the classic chicken and peppers sandwich, make chicken salad with a slice of lean ham and pepper, along with a slice of cheese on top. To make the ham extra tasty, shred it into small pieces. Then add a layer of chopped veggies onto the ham and pepper mixture, followed by the cheese. Cook on the grill until the ham and peppers are softened, and then add the shredded cheese and tomatoes, cover for about 20 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
Tuna Salad With Grapes
For another fun twist on the classic chicken salad recipe, try to make a tuna salad with grapes. This recipe uses dried grape concentrate, which can be found at gourmet food stores or ordered online. Blend one tablespoon each of white wine, water, Rosemary, garlic, and parsley, then mix it together with your grapes to make a delicious, tangy tuna salad that’s sure to please even the pickiest palates.
The ingredients for this delicious chicken salad recipe are easy to find, and the directions are practically foolproof. If you’re not sure how to do something, then just go to a cooking store or online and have someone show you the proper ways to make chicken salad. The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made many ways, and it’s always the perfect size for serving.