Saturday, April 11, 2009

Chicken Salad

I had the occasion recently to have a few wonderful friends over so I made chicken salad to have on croissants. This is a recipe that I've been making for a while. Sometimes I add an additional ingredient like cashews or halved red grapes or diced kiwi just to spice it up a bit.

Chicken Salad

4 cups cooked and cubed chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken)
1 cup diced celery
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon paprika
dash of onion salt

In a large bowl combine chicken, celery, green onion and eggs. In another bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour the mayo mixture over the chicken mixture and toss. Stir in any additional ingredient that you desire if you want a fancier chicken salad (like grapes, slivered almonds, diced avocado, diced dill pickle, mandarin oranges, cashews, or diced kiwi, etc. etc.). You may find that you need to add a little more mayo to give the salad the consistency you want. Serve on split croissants or in pita pockets.

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