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A Great Egg\'d Chicken Salad

Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
edited 5:47PM in EggHead Forum
A very versatile quick & easy egg'd chicken salad. Eat it as a main dish, use as a filling, finger snack food (crackers) or make some wonderful refreshing sandwiches.

Finished salad on 100% whole wheat thin rolls.





I egged a medium size whole chicken direct, raised grid, 400° until the breast & thigh/legs were 165°.

This is a fun recipe to play with to get different textures and flavor. The basic recipe is an old time favorite and very refreshing.

The Ingredients:

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Salt

3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups red seedless grapes halved
1 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts (optional - mostly for texture)

Combine first three ingredients. Stir in remaining prepared ingredients. Cover and chill.

It is easy to change up the texture. I like to mince the chicken and quarter the grapes. Sometimes I will crush/grind the wall nuts. If I use pine nuts I leave them whole or a quick 1 time chop.

Add a little crushed red pepper flakes to add a little heat and flavor. Minced roasted jalapeno is also very tasty.

If using as a 'dip' chop all ingredients smaller even to a fine mince.

Try the basic recipe first than have fun and play with different textures and flavors. It's always a treat.




  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Yum yum eat um up. Thanks Kent Cindy made it and it is very good. Tim :P
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    As I told you when we talked, I had always made this using chopped canned chicken.

    Thanks for getting me to try the egg'd chicken. It is much much better with smoked chicken.

    I used a pretty heavy cherry wood smoke with this cook and it turned out fantastic.

    Thanks for giving it a try.

    My best, Kent
  • Roll TideRoll Tide Posts: 505
    Did you remove skin or did you chop the chicken with the skin? I figure skin was removed, but thought I would ask?
  • GrumpaGrumpa Posts: 861
    Does that ever look good!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Yummy!!! Great lunch Kent!
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Yes, remove the skin. I use both the dark and white meat but mix well before adding to the mayo mix.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Yup Molly, I've got two of those in front of me right now (well 1 and a partial). Sorry for talking with my mouth full.

    Give this a try sometime, it is really a fun cook and good eats.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    It tastes better than it looks. Give it a try, it's quick & easy.

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    As long as we are on the subject I think I will join you. Notice the unopened quart of moon. Also, notice no glass and the jar ain't open. This has been in the fridge for over 9 years no tasty no nothing just chilling in the back of the fridge. Tasty chick salad Gpaw. Tim :P

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    So is the lid coming off of that jar? If so, it might not matter what the salad tastes like.

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Nope it went right back into the fridge. I have 16 years of sobriety and I can't tell you what could happen If I was to start drinking. Today I chose to leave it alone. Tim ;)
  • Nice salad GG

    I was initially fooled by the first pic. I thought it was a large sammie on a large plate :)
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Nice summer meal....
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Good for you!!! Remind Cindy to have a big 4x4 ready to smack you if you get tempted.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Frank from Houma wrote:
    ... I was initially fooled by the first pic. I thought it was a large sammie on a large plate :)

    You were right. Chicken salad sandwich on that picture.

    Amazingly good.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Thanks Barry,

    We most always have it at family gatherings and it is usually one of the first things gone. This is great on potato rolls, crackers, and just as a plain side salad.

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    :lol: Copy that Kent ;)
  • Ross in VenturaRoss in Ventura Posts: 7,233
    Great lookning meal Knent

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I think this is something your wife would really like. Even though it doesn't have 4 legs you would probably enjoy it too.

    Thanks Ross.

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