Step 5: Serve

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

This is particularly good served on lettuce leaves. They add additional cruch, and remove the need for silverware. This makes fun finger food for kids or for a buffet. Here I've used individual leaves from Little Gem romaine, though it's easy to cut up larger leaves for bite-size portions.

Top with chopped toasted nuts if you like.
Nice idea with the lettuce cups :)
I wonder, do you think the Mayo could be replaced by something like Greek Yogurt or some such? I honestly can't stand Mayo, but would love to try this recipe.
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looks so very tasty!
Chicken Salad! Yes!
Let me know if you make it!<br />
I'll make it with Baconaise.<br />
Baconaise?&nbsp; I just realised that I've wasted my life.&nbsp; Well thus far anyway.&nbsp; Baconaise???&nbsp; Of course.&nbsp; Maybe with extra smokiness.<br />
I made this last night, it turned out fantastic. I couldn't find any of the lettuce you talked about at my grocery, but I just took romaine leaves and that works just as well. One thing to note for those keeping track of calories is that it calls for a LOT&nbsp;of mayo... you could probably get by with a lighter coating by using a half cup (and be sure to reduce the mustard as well, then!) Thanks for posting this, it's a very versatile recipe!<br />
I put grapes and diced apple in mine. I may try the raisins.
That sounds good!&nbsp; Raisins are a bit sweeter per bite, so it depends on your tastes, but the added crunch of apple goes beautifully with chicken salad.&nbsp; Nice modification!<br />
Ohhh That looks sooo good. Im definitely making that now
How did it go?<br />
Delicious! I roasted a whole chicken for this and added a jalapeno. We had it on butter lettuce... Best chicken salad ever!
Awesome.&nbsp; Raw jalapeno, or roasted?<br /> Lettuce + chicken salad is just too good.<br />
This looked so good that I made it last night. It is as good at it looks, but I suggest only using half the onion, and go light on the cilantro. They both overpowered mine. Another idea to keep it silverware free is to stuff it in a pita. Besides that, totally go out and make this, it is excellent!
Glad you liked it! I shoud probably post warnings on my recipes: we're huge onion/garlic fans, so modify as necessary. I'm a firm believer in treating recipes as very rough guidelines, so I'm glad you made it work for you.
I read this at work durihng my lunch break and you are making me feel very hungry! Pete
That is an absolutely perfect lettuce leaf.
SF bay area farmers' markets are just about the best thing ever. We've gotten SO spoiled.
I love chicken salad. P.S. Nice photos

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