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Lepke asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

What do you put in your chicken salad?

My in-laws are coming for lunch on Saturday and I want to make chicken salad. I usually put grapes or cubed apples in it, but am wondering what else I can put in chicken salad. By the way, raw onions of any kind are out (Mother-in-law doesn't like), green peppers are out (Father-in-law doesn't like). They also don't like any "wierd" flavors, so curried chicken salad is out. They also don't like anything hot/spicy, including black pepper. HELP!!!

20 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I don't like to put too many things in my chicken salad, just a couple - else it just takes away from the flavour of the chicken. So basil leaves and sundried tomatoes, or olives and feta cheese, or sliced eggs and bacon, or shell pasta and basil pesto.... plus either grapes, apple or mango slices.

    Mmmm i'm hungry now!!

  • 5 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    San Antonio Chicken Salad

    Makes 4 servings


    2 large whole chicken breasts, split, boned and skinned

    1/2 cup salsa

    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup sour cream

    2 tablespoons mayonnaise

    1 ripe avocado

    1 cup sliced celery

    Bibb or leaf lettuce leaves

    4 crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled


    Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes. Combine salsa, cumin and salt in 10-inch skillet. Cook chicken in salsa mixture, stirring frequently, until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer contents of skillet to mixing bowl; cover and chill thoroughly.

    To serve, combine chicken mixture, sour cream and mayonnaise. Mix well. Peel, seed and coarsely chop avocado. Add avocado and celery to chicken mixture. Mix lightly. Spoon onto lettuce-lined salad plates; sprinkle with bacon. Serve with additional salsa on the side.

  • 1 decade ago

    I make a pretty basic chicken salad with mayo, ranch dressing, finely chopped celery, chopped green apples, and a dash of salt and pepper that everyone seems to love.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Make a Chinese Chicken Salad. Buy Soy Vey salid dressing, add 1/4 C dry roasted nuts diced to big bowl of chopped lettuce, celentro, chicken - toss.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    1/2 cup light mayonnaise

    2 tablespoons cider vinegar

    2 cloves crushed garlic

    3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cooked

    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

    1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped

    1 Avocado, sliced

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If I were you, I would just do a search for "chicken salad recipe" in any of the search engines and it will bring you to several different sites so that you can choose the best recipe for your in-laws.

  • 1 decade ago

    I put white onions, celery, sweet pickle relish, and miracle whip. I also boil the chicken in chicken boullion cubes (2) I also put a little salt in it. You can save the chicken stock-freeze it.

  • 1 decade ago

    How about a mixture of chicken, apples, raisins and walnuts, and instead of 100% mayo for the dressing, mix mayo and sour cream?

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I usually take chicken and mayo (obviously!), cubed grapes, boiled eggs, ketchup and mustard. But, here's a link to a bunch of recipes:


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