Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad? Grandma would approve
| May 20, 2009
In Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Old-Fashioned Southern Chicken Salad
Chicken salad shows up at the table with all manner of fancy ingredients these days – from fruit to nuts to sour cream to who-knows-what. But back in the day, as our grandmothers might have said, things were a bit simpler.
Chicken salad started with moist poached chicken, leaned heavily on mayonnaise and rarely brought along anything extra besides eggs, celery and pickle. That’s what we sometimes call Soda Fountain Chicken Salad, because in the old days in the South, every lunch counter worth its salt served exactly this. We crave it still.
So our recipe for Old-Fashioned Southern Chicken Salad might not be trendy, but again, as our grandmothers would testify: It “sure is” good.
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