Copycat Jalapeño Holly Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad and I also love spicy things but most of the time, spicy things do not like me. I have many different kinds of chicken salad on my blog but none are spicy. I have had several requests for a spicy chicken salad and here is a delicious one. This is named after the chicken salad at Chicken Salad Chick. I know and love many hotheads (my term of endearment for those who love and crave hot and spicy food). So I dedicate this recipe to my son Jeff, my sweet friend Devan Pryor and my dear friend and co-worker Kim Stephens. I did try this recipe, and in a very small quantity and I loved it. I think you will too.

Ingredients:

1 large rotisserie chicken (I get mine at Sam’s Club)

1 1/2 teaspoons of Montreal Chicken seasoning

2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon distilled vinegar

3 large jalapeños (4-6”) chopped, seeds and ribs too

3 large celery stalks chopped

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 heaping Tablespoon of sour cream

Salt and Pepper to taste

Shredded chicken, Montreal Chicken seasoning, celery and jalapeños

Shred chicken in a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. Or tear by hand or use kitchen shears if you do not have a stand mixer. Add Montreal Chicken Seasoning, jalapeños, celery, vinegars, mayonnaise and sour cream. Mix to combine and taste to see if you want to add salt and pepper. This is great on a bed of greens, by the scoop, in a pita, sandwich, bun or slider. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Fruity Freida Chicken Salad

I must confess, I am obsessed with Chicken Salad Chick. I love chicken salad and this is a new addition to my lineup of chicken salad recipes. Fruity Fran is one of my favorites. I can’t call this a copycat because I do not know what CSC’s secret seasonings are. However, my Fruity Freida is a yummy distant relative of Fruity Fran.

Ingredients:

1 rotisserie chicken

1 cup of celery, chopped fine

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon Montreal Chicken Seasoning (found in the spice isle)

1 teaspoon paprika

2 cups Large red seedless grapes sliced in half

1 can pineapple tidbits, drained

3 Chopped Fuji Apples, dipped in lemon juice or lemon lime soda (I used soda)

Apples soaking in lemon lime soda before I add it to the chicken salad.

Placed deboned rotisserie chicken in mixing bowl. Mix on low until chicken is finely shredded. Chicken Salad Chick chicken salads are finely shredded and very creamy. You can shred chicken to your liking and add more or less of the mayonnaise/sour cream mixture. Add finely minced celery and combine. Blend in mayonnaise, sour cream, Montreal Chicken Seasoning and paprika. Stir in grapes, pineapple tidbits and apples.

Serve on a bed of lettuce, make a lettuce wrap, a delicious sandwich or serve on a croissant. Anyway you choose, it’s fabulously delicious. Enjoy!

Aloha Chicken Salad

  

Would you like to have lunch in Hawaii?  Me too!  I have used some of Hawaii’s best flavors to create a delicious chicken salad. Enjoy it on a sandwich, on a  bed of lettuce or a lettuce cup. It’s delicious. You will be doing the hula dance after tasting this!  

  
Chicken Salad:

1 rotisserie chicken, I buy mine at wholesale clubs, they are bigger by a pound and less expensive

3 stalks of celery, sliced

3  green onions, sliced with kitchen shears, green and white parts

1 cup of macadamia nuts, rough chopped

1 cup of pineapple tidbits, drained

Take the skin off of the chicken and chop into bite size pieces. Add the other ingredients and mix well.

Lime Cilantro Dressing:

3/4 cup mayonnaise 

3/4 cup sour cream

2 Tablespoon of fresh cilantro, optional if you hate it!

Juice of 1 lime

Season with salt and pepper to taste 
In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Mix in cilantro. Microwave you lime for 15 seconds in the microwave (this will make the juice pour out of it)  Add the juice of the lime and combine. Add to chicken salad and toss to combine. Enjoy on a sandwich, wrap, lettuce cup or just with a fork!  Aloha!

  

Southern Belle Chicken Salad Sandwich


I love chicken salad. I make it often. I don’t always eat it a sandwich but when I created this recipe, I decided to put a Southern spin on it. The corn English muffins add a great taste detail to this fried chicken salad sandwich. Please enjoy my Southern Belle Chicken Salad Sandwich.

Ingredients:
3 cooked and fried (or baked with a breading), I used store bought at the deli, cut into bite size pieces
1 green onion, cut with kitchen shears, green and white parts
1/4 cup Craisins
1 celery stalk, sliced into pieces
1/4 – 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup honey mustard, or use Dijon if you prefer
1/4 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste, I used about 1/2 teaspoon each
Corn English Muffins, toasted, I used Thomas’s

In a bowl, mix the above ingredients except the English Muffins. Depending on how large your tenders are, you may need to adjust the measurements on the mayonnaise and honey mustard. The tenders I used were about four inches in size. After toasting the muffin, build your sandwich. Add lettuce and tomato if you wish, or just eat it on your toasted Corn English Muffin. This was a really good and different sandwich. Have it for lunch or dinner, would be perfect with a bowl of soup. Makes 4 – 6 sandwiches. Enjoy!

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