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Betty's Chicken Salad

This salad is oustanding, and can be used as a salad or for sandwiches. Betty Drafts Shaw usually makes it using a 12.5 oz can of chicken breast. Or, you can use the meat from one cooked, large chicken breast.

  • Meat taste: the above chicken.
  • Additional liquid: none.
  • Bread: none.
  • Taste enhancer #1: sharp shredded cheddar chhees (about 1/4 cup).
  • Taste enhancer #2: favorite medium hot sauce (Srirachi hot chili sauce...a couple of medium-sized taste).
  • Taste enhancer #3: lemon juice (about a teaspoon full).
  • Taste enhancer #4: white balsamic glaze (about a teaspoon).
  • Taste enhancer #5: Grey Poupon mustard (about a half teaspoon).
  • Taste enhancer #6: white balsamic vinegar (about a cap full).
  • Taste enhancer #7: onion salt (about a pinch or two).
  • Taste enhancer #8: celery salt (about a pinch or two).
  • Taste enhancer #9: coarse-ground pepper (about a pinch or two).
  • Taste enhancer #10: salt to taste.
  • Texture/taste enhancer #1: slivered almonds (about a tablespoon full).
  • Texture/taste enhancer #2: sunflower seeds (about a tablespoon full).
  • Texture/taste enhancer #3: dried cranberries (about a tablespoon full).
  • Texture/taste enhancer #4: diced, packaged pineapple (about a half cup).
  • Oil/grease/lipid/fat: Dukes mayonnaise (about two heaping tablespoons).
  • Oil/grease/lipid/fat: bought sour cream (about two heaping tablespoons).
  • Thickener: none.

 PROCESS: Using a 1 to 2 quart bowl, combine all of the above ingredients & hand stir with spoon. The next step is THE MOST IMPORTANT: then taste. Add any more of the above ingredients and stir up again and retaste until you just LOVE the taste. Then serve as (1) recipe on a vegetable salad, (2) a stand alone salad, (3) in sandwiches, (4) or on saltine crackers as a snack. ENJOY!!!

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(posted 11 November 2017)