August 23, 2010

Aunt Edythe's Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is a family favorite, and it seems to appear with regularity at parties and showers.
My Great Aunt Edythe handed down the BEST chicken salad recipe you will EVER taste! 
It's so delicious in croissants, cream puffs, wraps, or served on lettuce leaves...you might just find yourself eating it directly from the bowl!
 CHICKEN SALAD
1 c. Diced celery
1 c. Shredded carrots
1/4 c. Minced sweet onion
(finely sliced scallions/green onions are a great substitution for the stronger onions)
3 c. Chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
1 tsp. Salt
1 c. Salad dressing
(such as Miracle Whip)
1 c. Whipping cream-unsweetened-whipped stiff 
(the secret ingredient)
1 can Chinese Noodles

Combine all ingredients except noodles,
then chill for several hours.
Just before serving stir in the noodles and enjoy!

I have made this adding other ingredients to change it up, such as grapes, sliced in half,  sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and cashews. I'm positive this recipe will become your favorite chicken salad too!


Check out our recipe for basic cream puff shells-the perfect way to create the perfect sandwich.


4 comments:

ificould said...

This looks so yummy! What kind of chinese noodles do you use?
Thanks!
Missy

Aunt Peg said...

We use the crispy chow mien noodles you can buy in the bag or can. The ones I buy most often are made by LaChoy.

Katie said...

I can honestly say I've never made chicken salad before! I can't wait to give this recipe a try! Thank you for linking up to Katie's Cucina weekly link party!

Katie said...

I can honestly say I've never made chicken salad before! I can't wait to give this recipe a try! Thank you for linking up to Katie's Cucina weekly link party!