Mix up your classic chicken salad with this summery variation made with sweet corn, avocado, and the juiciest poached chicken tossed with a light and creamy miso dressing.
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The sous-vide cooker is the best way to guarantee the juiciest, tenderest, most flavor-packed chicken salad. Adding aromatics directly to the cooking bag guarantees more flavorful results.
Has finding uses for leftover fried chicken ever really been much of a problem? Eat it cold while standing in front of the open refrigerator as you ponder the effort it would take to make a sandwich with it, right? But if you are able to make it past that very satisfying immobility, you should try this recipe from Lee Brian Schrager's Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides. For his chicken salad, Georgia chef Hugh Acheson mixes chilled, diced fried chicken with mayonnaise, shallots, celery and refreshing herbs, then spikes it with crushed red pepper and hot sauce.
A mixture of cooked chicken and creamy curry-flavored dressing is often served either on a salad or as the filling of a sandwich. The dish has regained some popularity recently with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, which is celebrated throughout this year.
Curry leaves and mustard seeds add exotic flavor to this ginger-scented spicy chicken salad served in hot naan.
Start with poached chicken and add sesame paste and seeds, Sichuan peppercorns, pickled chili paste, minced garlic, and whatever else you might be in the mood for that day.
If you've ever wondered how to get juicy, crisp chicken without pulling out the deep fryer, this is the technique to do it (it will work for chicken thighs, too). The only secret is to lightly pound the meat to an even thickness so that it cooks consistently throughout just as the bread crumbs are perfectly golden. Paired with some farmer's market apples, dried cranberries, and the tangy, creamy dressing, this chicken completes a salad of fall flavors.
Succulent oven roasted chicken, juicy red grapes, crunchy cashews and celery dressed in a delicately spiced curry dressing. This is a welcome change from ordinary chicken salad, which is all too often dry and bland. Serve it for a fall picnic while the weather's still warm or over greens for a light dinner.
Coronation Chicken, created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, is at its most basic a cold chicken salad based in a curried mayonnaise. This is my version: shredded cold rotisserie chicken breast, curry mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, and crunchy, summery celery.
As spring approaches, I feel less hesitant about presenting a sandwich as dinner food. Me, I'm happy when two slices of bread protect just about any filling, but I'm also the type who's plenty satisfied with a $1.50 slice of pizza stuffed in my face on the street. In spring and summer, a sandwich is totally justifiable, easy to prepare, cool, and transportable for when the time comes to eat outdoors.
I don't think that there is anything remotely Chinese about the Chinese Chicken Salad. Originated sometime in the mid-1980s by Wolfgang Puck, it's California cuisine through and through. And although it's available in many airports throughout the nation and at just about every fast-casual eatery out there, there's something that remains quite appealing about this chicken salad.
[Photo: Robin Bellinger] The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook suggests a number of unusual and tempting sandwich combinations, most of which are a little too involved for the typical weekday, but perfect for a lazy weekend. Chicken salad with fennel...
To poach or to roast? That is the question when it comes to cooking chicken for chicken salad. Many would argue that roasting imparts a more concentrated flavor, but Anna Pump, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Summer...
What a comedy of errors. I had some leftover chicken breasts from a roasted bird, and wanted to make a chicken salad sandwich to change things up and use the meat before it went bad. For some reason, I had...
As I try to eat healthier this year, instead of drastically changing my diet, I've tried to make familiar standbys more fit-friendly. And almost nothing's more familiar at lunchtime than the ol' chicken salad sandwich. I've taken to this recipe,...
And with the unofficial start of summer just a couple weeks away, I thought this chicken salad recipe might be a good dish to feature for today's Cook the Book, which highlights Michel Richard's Happy in the Kitchen. Richard recently...