Southern Style Chicken Salad

I up-and-decided to make chicken salad the other day.  I had never done it before. And I hate the kind of chicken salad that has grapes in it (that’s like dessert chicken or something).  So if you also like yours without grapes, here’s the recipe I came up with, with help from my darling Stuffed Goose Cookbook.

Southern Chicken Salad

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. Miracle Whip
  • Several spoonfuls of relish (most recipes call for celery, but relish is easier to keep on hand and doesn’t have to be chopped)
  • A little splash of vinegar (or lemon juice, or lime juice)
  • 1-2 eggs, hard boiled, peeled, and chopped
  • Croissants (optional)

Boil the chicken and shred it.  In a bowl, mix mayo, Miracle Whip, relish, and vinegar (you can add that directly into the chicken, like I did tonight, but it’s hard to stir).  Stir mixture into chicken; add eggs.  Taste; add more vinegar or relish if necessary. Refrigerate. Serves 6-ish as sandwiches.

I like this best served on croissants. And it’s killing me that I don’t have any croissants for the lovely chicken salad that I just popped into my fridge. But it’ll be tasty anyway!

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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