Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad? Grandma would approve

From   |  May 20, 2009
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Featured Recipe: Old-Fashioned Southern Chicken Salad

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.


From Sam R. - June 27, 2009

I'm a huge chicken salad fan. Well, salads in general...egg...tuna. I like how this style brings it back to basics, nothing too fancy. I'll give it a spin. But I do have to say, I'm going to have to slice up a few red grapes and toss them in. I can't have my chicken salad any other way.

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