Coveted Chicken Salad

The Coveted Chicken Salad. Sit up now. Pay attention.

I promise, there are people in my family going…”No. WAY!” right this minute. Because, you see, sometimes I can be just a tad…

selfish…

with certain recipes. This is one of them. I’m working on being a better person, so here it is. Use it quick before I have a panic induced relapse…

or buy up all the chicken in the world to make this only for…

me.

Oh, I could too.

:}

Coveted Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

5-6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules

1 Tbsp.  onion flakes

3/4-1 cup Miracle Whip

5 stalks celery, diced

salt

Instructions:

Boil the chicken breasts in water, with salt,  until cooked through–about 30 minutes.

Remove from water and refrigerate until cold enough to handle.

While you are waiting, dice up the celery and place in a bowl. Sprinkle a ridiculous amount of salt over the celery. Don’t worry, we’ll be rinsing it off in a while. This will help the celery lose the bitter taste it has sometimes. Set aside.

When chicken is cold, cut it into bite-sized pieces, being impeccable about removing everything but the actual white, breast meat. Discard fat, veins, gristle–nobody wants to eat that…trust me on this.

Place diced chicken in a medium bowl. Add 3/4 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing. Please note that I did NOT say mayonnaise. That is because this is recipe MY recipe…my famous recipe…so if you want it to be right, then just plain do what I say. Miracle Whip. No discussion here. The end. Phew. I feel better now.

Mix the chicken and Miracle Whip well and decide if you need the extra 1/4 cup of salad dressing. I usually do. Now, sprinkle the onion flakes and bouillon granules evenly over the top and set aside.

Pour the diced and salted celery into a colander and rinse thoroughly. Let it drain for a few minutes then add to the chicken mixture. Again, mix very well.  Understand that the real flavors will be much better distributed if you leave the salad covered in the fridge for a few hours–or better yet, overnight. Then mix again, and salt to taste. You may proceed to serve it to your guests on a lettuce leaf or in a puff pastry shell. They will genuflect.

Now somebody should write me a check for a million dollars.

Seriously.

Get on that.

*********

Happy Birthday Tatia!

Coveted Chicken Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 5-6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 Tbsp. onion flakes
  • ¾-1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 5 stalks celery, diced
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Boil the chicken breasts in water, with salt, until cooked through--about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from water and refrigerate until cold enough to handle.
  3. While you are waiting, dice up the celery and place in a bowl. Sprinkle a ridiculous amount of salt over the celery. Don't worry, we'll be rinsing it off in a while. This will help the celery lose the bitter taste it has sometimes. Set aside.
  4. When chicken is cold, cut it into bite-sized pieces, being impeccable about removing everything but the actual white, breast meat. Discard fat, veins, gristle--nobody wants to eat that...trust me on this.
  5. Place diced chicken in a medium bowl. Add ¾ cup Miracle Whip salad dressing.
  6. Mix the chicken and Miracle Whip well and decide if you need the extra ¼ cup of salad dressing. I usually do.
  7. Now, sprinkle the onion flakes and bouillon granules evenly over the top and set aside.
  8. Pour the diced and salted celery into a colander and rinse thoroughly. Let it drain for a few minutes then add to the chicken mixture.
  9. Again, mix very well. Understand that the real flavors will be much better distributed if you leave the salad covered in the fridge for a few hours--or better yet, overnight. Then mix again, and salt to taste.

7 Replies to “Coveted Chicken Salad”

  1. I LOVE chicken salad! Too bad I can’t have this now. I am going to be good on my diet! Only 22 more days and I can have this! 😉

  2. I LOVE your chicken salad!!! I’m inclined to say NO WAY about you sharing it… but I’ve found that even when people use the same recipe it can turn out completely different, sooo I’m not too worried about it! 😉 You’ll just have to use a different secret recipe to make your millions I guess! 😉 You’re great!

  3. This is a really good reward for our good behavior. I’m even going to walk now. So na naa.

    With chicken salad as our goal~~onward!

    :]

  4. Well, I should have everyone sign a contract that they will make the recipe EXACTLY the way it’s written. Otherwise they change something and still call it mine. Not so good.

    Yes, and well–those elusive millions…
    ~sigh. They’ll just have to find their way to me this time. 😕

  5. oh my gosh- that sounds great- and I want it now! and in one of your cream puffs- because yup- mine never turn out like yours! thanks for sharing- I’ve been looking for a good recipe for chicken salad!

  6. Oh, this is it. Trust me. It’s wonderful on toast or homemade bread or in the palm of your hand. Lovely stuff.
    How come I haven’t seen you in soooo long~~huh?

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