Good chicken salad recipe???

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by cubguy17, May 9, 2008.

  1. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Got a bunch of chicken left over from tuesdays smoke. Anybody got a good chicken salad recipe for me to try?
  2. Don't have a chicken salad recipe ... but this past weekend, I put my leftover smoked thighs into a chicken tortilla soup. (the wife is a soup nut). If not for that, I probably would have made tacos or nachos out of the leftover chicken.
  3. kratos

    kratos Newbie

    Not to sure as to how much chicken you have left but here is something for ya.

    cube the chicken
    Add mayo just enough to coat the cubed chicken 4 cups of chicken I usually use about a cup of mayo.
    Add Mustard add to taste usually Yellow or Dijon.
    Pickle juice just enough to loosen up the mixture NOT TOO MUCH.
    Dice Onions
    Dice Celery

  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This recipe is for 2 small smoked deboned and diced birds:

    About 1/4 cup mayo (Duke's if at all possible)
    1/4 cup brown or yellow mustard. (Koops is my brand)
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    2 TBSP crushed red pepper flakes
    1 TSP coarse ground black pepper
    1 TSP salt (MOL to suit your taste)
    1 TBSP sweet smoked paprika
    2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
    1 cup finely diced celery
    1/4 cup reduced cider
    (to reduce, take unfiltered apple cider and place in saucepan. Bring to boil and reduce heat to heavy simmer. Reduce ghis down to a syrup consistency- about 1 or 2 hours depending on the amount. A quart of cider will reduce to about 1/4 cup.)

    Mix all well together and eat!

    These measurements are approximations since I never measure when I cook. Sight, sound and intuitive knowledge of what tastes good works for me. Hope you like it.
  5. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sounds like an interesting recipe. I've copied it and will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing it.
  6. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys gonna get it goin this morning.
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A quick an easy one,

    Pull the chicken
    add nough mayo to make it hang together
    bit a salt
    bit a pepper
    dash a onion powder
    celery bits ifin momma lets ya

    Stuff it on some fine white buns and eat!

    Thisin way ya don't hide yer smoke flavor!
  8. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    Post some view and how you ended up doing it cubman!!! I have a ton of leftover chix, may have to call mom, her's was always the best!![​IMG]
  9. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    Wow Rivet! That sounds great! I'll definitely give that a go.....[​IMG]
  10. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Probably too late to help ya out here, but maybe others will like to try this...

    I don't have the exact recipe handy, but my favorite chicken salad uses bowtie pasta, celery sliced very thin, sugar, mayo, cider vinegar, chicken, and crazins all mixed together and topped with sliced almonds. I know, not a lot of help since I'm not sure that I included all ingredients (I think I did) or quantities. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, perhaps you could help out. If anyone wants the recipe, shoot me a note and I'll send it tonight when I get home. Really worth trying sometime.
  11. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I use this same recipe, except add a little finely diced onion.

    I agree with keeping it simple. It is way to easy to overpower the taste of the chicken. Add too much and all you will taste is the dressing.
  12. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Same for me but add diced cashews...

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