How to make the food of the gods, Chicken Salad.
Oh chicken salad - you are so delicious. If only I could marry you...
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
The beautiful thing about chicken salad is it's versatility. You can put as many or few ingredients as you like. It's a great way to clean out the fridge and make something out of it. Just make sure there isn't anything growing on your produce.
This chicken salad was one of my better, check it out:
-Leftover BBQ chicken
-Rice wine vinegar
-Salt and Pepper
Step 2: Get Chopping
Chop everything into small chunks. The almonds like to be even smaller.
Don't forget to peel the jicama. We used a vegetable peeler, but a knife works too.
Throw everything in the same bowl when you are done chopping it.
Step 3: Mix in the Slop
Mix in the liquids (mayo and rice vinegar) until you get a consistency that looks good. Just a little vinegar goes a long way.
I've found that you should add a little more mayo if you are going to make sandwiches out of the salad because you want everything to stick together and not fall out of the bread. If you are just going to eat the salad as-is, then use as little or as much as you like.
I happened to have some yogurt and dill left over from another meal so i substituted some mayo for that.
Step 4: Spice It Up
Add in the curry powder, salt and pepper to taste.
Other spices to consider that I didn't use are cumin, red chili flakes and dill.
Seriously, pretty much anything is delicious in chicken salad.
Step 5: Final Mix and Eat
Stir it up and eat it!
I can eat this stuff forever. It's great to make at the beginning of the week and eat it in sandwiches for lunch, strait up for dinner and you can pick at it for snacks. It's got meat, veggies, nuts, fruit - how can you go wrong.
Chicken salad is the food equivalent of Voltron.