By Nicole Irving
What is there NOT to love about chicken salad? Yummy pieces of fresh chicken mixed in with a creamy layer of goodness and crunchy nuggets of this and that? Yum!! This summer, add some pizazz to your chicken salad and try one of our special versions.
To make a base chicken salad:
Start with a whole, raw chicken. Wash, trim fat and season with salt and pepper. Top with olive oil. Bake for 90 minutes uncovered, or until done at 350 F.
Take off skin and discard. Debone chicken and chop into small pieces.
Discard carcass (or use for chicken stock)
Add salt, pepper and onion powder to taste.
Stir in mayonnaise. For a creamier chicken salad, add more. If you like a drier blend, use less.
Add this for a…
Granny Smith Apples
Red Onion Slices
Green and Red Grapes
Raw Almonds Silvered
Black Olives, sliced thin
Cucumber Slices to finish
Pair it with some bread!