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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chicken Salad....good for the soul

We do love fried chicken but for obvious reasons, we don't have it very often.
...bummer



When we DO have it, I try to fry an extra breast for later.
It's so nice to have next day, chopped...
sweet, juicy grapes...
...a few chopped pecans
and it all becomes.... CHICKEN SALAD...

                         

Altho we love it the ORIGINAL WAY...
pickles,
mayo
onions......
(which is the ONLY way I knew to make if, for years...cause it's the way my MOTHER made it....


We really REALLY like it with the grapes, pecans, mayo, salt and pepper...sometimes chopped celery...
and mild banana peppers are AWESOME in it.
It's just one of our favorite things...
How do you make YOUR chicken salad ?
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I am STARVING for it now.  
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33 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I make mine with sweet onion, mayo, chicken and sunflower seeds, sometimes a little shredded cheddar or fresh parmesan too:>)

LDH said...

Chicken salad IS good for the soul! I like it just the way you do. yum

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love chicken salad with onions, celery, sweet and dill pickles a little garlic powder and seasoned salt-yum:@)

Susie Q said...

I love chicken salad...I do think it is one of my most favorite things! Now I am craving it!!!
Love,
Sue

Jessa Irene said...

Chicken salad is a family favorite around here. And my family is so funny, they always rave about it, don't think they know how easy it is to make! Love the photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I make it with mayo, celery and a boiled egg...but I like adding grapes and nuts, too! It's a favorite around here! ♥

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love chicken salad too. Imake mine with very small pieces of celery, sweet onion, cut up blackolives and walnuts, mixed with home made mayo. Yummy! Happy Thanksgiving. FABBY
PS: The blogs I followed dissapeared too for a couple of hours and than they got restored ...don't worry!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

LOVE chicken salad... found this a few yrs. ago & now it is the only way I do it.
Chicken, celery, grapes, cashews, maybe sweet onions.... & the secret ingredient......
Kraft Poppyseed dressing.
I get so many comments & get asked for the recipe every time I make it.

Barbara F. said...

I love chicken salad - both versions you describe - on rye toast with some crisp bacon mmmmm -and soon there will be turkey salad, with walnuts apple and dried cranberries in it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! xo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I make mine with grapes, pecans, celery, a little onion, salt pepper and mayo...yummy!

Bunny Jean said...

That's the way I like my chicken salad in a sandwich!

I always have to eat when I visit your blog...so right now I'm sipping coffee with Egg Nog creamer and slices of fruit cake.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Kathleen said...

Yours looks good! I use onions, celery, mustard powder, orange juice, mayo, pepper and an envelope of Geo Wasington gold. I either roast a whole chicken or some breasts to chop. And if unexpected company arrives around lunch, I can add a can of the chicken in a can from Costco to the fresh chicken I made.
Sometimes in the summer I make it with some pineapple and grapes too.

NanaDiana said...

Mine is similar to yours. I use a little Vadalia onion (when I can get it) grapes, cashews, celery, dried cherries (or dried cranberries) mayo, a touch of garlic powder, salt and pepper and sometimes a bit of sweet relish. YUM...now my mouth is watering and I just ate! xo Diana

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe with us it sounds and looks so good. You always have great photos and delicious looking food. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Debbie said...

I love chicken salad. My usual has grapes, pecans, red onions,and curry.

And BTW, my guests Friday night LOVED the bread I got from your blog. It's the one made with the sour dough. The husband told the wife to get the recipe. THANKS.

Kelly said...

That chicken salad looks delicious! That's a good idea to make an extra breast so you can make that. I love chicken salad with the grapes and pecans in it. Have you tried adding apples in it? that's good too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love chicken salad and my favorite way is with grapes, pineapple and pecans but anyway will do! YUM!
hugs, Linda

Linda Chapman said...

Louis Dean makes a mean Chicken Salad. He cooks a whole chicken in the pressure cooker when he makes it.

Your blog 'look' - header - layout - whatever you call it - is just SO PRETTY!! I always enjoy the LOOK of your blog!!

Happy Thanksgiving week!!

TexWisGirl said...

nope. can't combine grapes and nuts in w/ chicken. eek! don't like nuts of any kind in any salad. my ckn salad is plain mayo with Camp Dog seasoning in it. :)

Shelia said...

Yum yum!! I love chicken salad and make it just like you! I like to slice the small sized cresants and poked the chicken salad inside! :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, sweet friend.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shay said...

I think Chicken Salad must be a very American thing because although I've heard of it you dont see it much down under.

I think I have to try it though because it looks delicious (minus the nuts -Im allergic )

Pondside said...

That's so funny, BJ! I roasted a chicken last week, so today we had chicken salad sandwiches for lunch and homemade chicken soup for supper. I've never made chicken salad like yours - but it looks soooo good I'll have to try it!

Theresa said...

I love my chicken salad with grapes too:) My favorite! Have a blessed day and week my friend, HUGS!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Your grapes and nuts way, is the BEST!!! Although I have to remember that way. :-)

I love it, how you have the simple Gray/And/White Blog Look. And you make it work, for any holiday or season!!! Just love it!

I've been enjoying my soft, pink, flowered fabric Background. But now I'm getting itchy, for a Christmas-y look. But........ What to replace my all-purpose-pink-flowers with? It's a question I'm having fun, figuring out. :-)

Gentle hugs,
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♥ Sonny ♥ said...

BJ, what a perfect post this is..

We'll all be looking for a yummy way to use our leftover turkey and your recipe is exactlyhow I'll be using mine..

thank you~!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Sweet.

xoxo
Sonny

Balisha said...

I love, love, love chicken salad. I make it both of the ways you mentioned here. I add just a spoonful of Marzetti's Slaw dressing...it makes it a little more sweet. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Balisha

Rita said...

Great recipe; never seen it with it with grapes and will try it next time. We are in a deep freeze and I made my husband's favourite Chicken Rice Soup for lunch.
Rita

Love Of Quilts said...

I do love me some fried chicken. Useing the left over this way sounds good. I have never used fried chicken to do a salad. Live and learn. Trish

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love chicken salad and make it the way your mother did. One of my favorite things..also put it in the processor, pulse a few times and make sandwiches. We have rain..so perhaps you are going to get more if not already. Have a great day, bj!
Mona

Vee said...

My chicken salad is the way it is because my mother made it that way, too. It's all ground up.

I like the idea of grapes because I love grape salad with cream cheese and pecans.

Whatever you serve for lunch is delicious. You have the gift!

Mitzi said...

I make a curried chicken salad using chicken breast meat, red onions, purple grapes halved and Hellman's mayo.
Add curry powder to taste.It's great.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love mine with grapes and nuts...I baked rosemary chicken last night and I cooked a couple extra breasts for chicken salad for tomorrow!

Becolorful said...

I think you are a new face on the Motivated Monday Party. Thank you so much for linking up. Chicken Salad is one of our faves too. I was especially intrigued by the sweet banana peppers. That is a new one for us and sounds like a great way to change up a staple. Again, so glad you were here and hope you will join in again.
Pam