Monday, June 9, 2008

F3 Caribbean Chicken Salad

The grocery store I patronize has some wonderful meat salads, that we enjoy. One of them is Caribbean Chicken Salad, a very tasty blend of chicken breast, roasted red peppers, chutney, onion and mayonnaise.Unfortunately, in these times of rising prices, it is rapidly shooting past our ability to obtain, even as a treat.Sooooo, rather than suffer withdrawal, I have endeavored to recreate this tasty treat from ingredients on hand. Unfortunately, I did not have any roasted red peppers...oh well, it did pass my son's taste test.
In medium bowl place,
2 cans of drained white chicken (or use left over roasted chicken) flaked apart
1/3 - 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. dried cilantro, or fresh...to taste
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/3 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 9 oz. jar of chutney(Major Grey's is my choice)
Mix together and adjust seasonings.
Excellent as a sandwich, on crackers, or stuffed into a fresh tomato.
Enjoy!

9 comments:

nanc said...

chicken salad is one of my all-time favorites and this sounds delish!

have you thought of starting your own container gardens for peppers? we've done quite well in the past - then you could roast your own peppers.

FJ said...

Okay, so how about Caribbean Vacation Chicken Salad...

...I hate imitation everything.

The Merry Widow said...

OKAY, already...sheesh...

tmw

FJ said...

F3???

FJ said...

...and would you please put down that skillet???

The Merry Widow said...

Explained in an e-mail...you'll see why.
I don't need no stinkin' skillet to make no chicken salad!
What you thinkin'?
;-}

tmw

Steve Harkonnen said...

Now THIS sounds like a killer recipe....I'm going out tomorrow for these ingredients and a bag of pita bread. THANKS for posting this!

My version of the canned chicken recipe:

Two cans of chicken, drained of course, then cut up into tiny bite size pieces; rub with curry powder; add salt and pepper for taste.

Miracle whip for desired consistency.

Chopped onions/celery

Chopped walnuts

MORE curry powder for taste

Mix ingredients and place inside pita bread on top of layer of finely chopped lettuce and tomatoes (tiny tiny pieces).

BAM! You're suddenly in a friggin' madrassa and your neighbors will think you're a member of al-Qaida.

nanc said...

please do not say "miracle whip" at sensible folks...

The Merry Widow said...

miracle whip? :shudder:
I make a curried tuna salad, MAYONNAISE, curry, salt, pepper, lemon juice, celery and onions, add cashews or almonds...mine usually gets eaten before then...
Next, I'm going to try and reproduce the tarragon chicken with almond slices...

tmw