Friday

chicken salad?

I am totally craving a savory chicken salad on a bed of iceberg lettuce. But I don't know how to make chicken salad. Can anyone enlighten me?

(No nuts in the salad, but yes to grapes and lots of pepper. No egg either.)

Or is there some place in Knoxville that sells an excellent take-out chicken salad?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever checked out recipe.com?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if they still do, but Kroger use to sell a great chicken salad from the deli/salad bar. It had walnuts, but you could pick those out.

karrie said...

Do you have a Whole Foods or some other store that will let you taste a sample before you buy?

If you can stand raw chicken, bake a few chicken breasts and chill. (Or buy some already cooked chicken breast from a salad bar or deli). Then dice and toss chicken lightly with mayo or a combination of mayo and yogurt. Add cold, halved green crapes and salt & pepper to taste.

Smokey said...

If you do have a Whole Foods nearby, their curry chicken salad is amazing.

Suzette said...

Ingles Deli! They have wonderful chicken salad, no nuts, no grapes. You'll have to add grapes but it is usally fantastic. I never make my own anymore. BTW, some Ingles deli's have better cs than others do.

Anonymous said...

I love the chicken salad at Earth Fare.

Anonymous said...

The Fresh Market has a tasty rotisserie chicken salad that everyone in my family can agree on- just chicken, mayo & celery, but it could be dressed up. Food City in Bearden has good chick salad too, but it's the kind with hard boiled eggs. Eva's to Go salad has raisins and pecans.

mamalife said...

I buy rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Chop up. Add mayo and whatever spices you like - I usually use salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika. I love grapes and walnuts with celery salt or celery and a little less paprika then.

Mary C said...

I do rotisserie chicken with cranberrys, pecans(leave them out if you must but expecially yummy toasted with butter, sugar and chili) celery,onions, celery salt, bitesize apple chunks- barely any mayo and a squeeze of lime. Way better to make it yourself- food police say that tuna and chicken salads are the most scary foods to eat out!

Anonymous said...

If you don't have time to cook your own chicken, you can buy pre-cooked chicken meat in an aluminum pouch, or by the can. I think is a 7-oz size, just like the tuna in the pouch.

From there, just mix whatever you want in with it. Grapes, mayo, pepper, curry, etc. Should take you about 5 minutes to make chicken salad.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of what else goes in it - I like egg, nuts and fruit - always add a little (careful) curry powder, mayo and lemon juice.

Anonymous said...

Aubreys has a good chicken salad salad.