Classic Chicken Salad
Chicken salad is loved by everyone and the salad we are going to teach you is very special because it’s with celery, bell pepper, apple, green olives, mayo-plus, and lettuce, all these ingredients make very better taste you like.
My parents make this special salad while my father use ingredients to ready the salad and my mother makes it to looks great. To make salad attractive its need a beautiful dressing and my mother now very well how to do this.
The Chicken salad [AR1] that we are going to make here is not a stander chicken salad because my mother like to include apple for a sweet note, and also chopped green olives for their tangy saltiness and this makes salad very tasty.
What makes This Chicken Salad Special
I know you are thinking about what makes this chicken salad so special here is the secret, The tablespoon of plum preserves my mom adds to the mayo-based dressing.
For the sweetness you can also add berry jam or jelly but we have many of plum trees that is way my mom like to use them however berry jelly or jam also give good results and make your salad tasty an other thing that gives batter results is lemon juice because it balance the sweetness.
How To Cook Chicken For Chicken Salad
Now lets start cooking chicken for the salad the good thing you can do is poach it because it gives very batter results. What my mother like to do is put a pot of 2 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon salt on it to boil, now as water is getting warm you can do other things like my mom.
When water is warming my mom cut the skinless boneless chicken breasts into large 2inch chunks and when the water boils my mother return the pot to a simmer.
Then she turn of the fire and cover the pot and let meat in hot water for almost 15 minutes and she prepare other things. Poaching chicken is best way to cook chicken for salad and after the chicken is cooked you can save the poaching liquid.
How Long Will This Chicken Salad Keeps
You keeps your chicken salad in refrigerator for many days but the lettuce lose their crunch, to avoid this you need to wait until you ready to sever the salad add lettuce right before you serve the salad.
However, everyone knows that storing a food [AR2] for long time lost its taste its batter to make the salad when you know you can consume it within three or four days. Here is another tip when you are going to store anything in the refrigerator you must cover it because it saves the food from refrigerator’s smell.
You must do salad dressing because everyone take it as more delicious when it looks beautiful and it’s makes good serving sense before eating any food what things make us thought that this food must be tasty of Corse its dressing and it also increase the beauty of your serving table.
Ingredients for the Salad:
- Pepper and Salt for the batter taste
- 2 teaspoons of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon plum preserves, or nay sweet berry preserve (or a lesser amount of honey)
- 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/3 head iceberg head lettuce, sliced and chopped
- ½ to 1 whole apple, cored and chopped
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 4 to 6 green olives, pitted and minced
- ½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2inch chunks