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Making an easy chicken salad recipe is something that every good cook should know how to do; it's fairly simple and most people like it.
This is a recipe that I've relied on for years. You see, I smoke a lot of chickens, usually two at a time. I figure, might as well kill two birds with one...
I mean smoke two birds at one time.
This means I usually have some leftovers. This is one recipe that I use those leftovers in, and my family loves it.
This salad is great on sandwiches, on top of a green
salad, or on some crackers. It's
easy to make and best of all, it's delicious!
If you cook whole birds, you'll likely have some left over. This is a great way to use up that uneaten chicken. It's a quick, easy and delicious way to use one ingredient for something else that's tasty and creative. It's like a two for one deal!
If you hate throwing food away, like I do, this will help you use that chicken for something good, instead of throwing it in the trash after nobody eats it.
Maybe you just love chicken salad and you're looking for a great recipe; well, you've come to the right place!
If you need to cook some chicken for this recipe, check out my barbecue chicken recipe. Smoking the birds will take your creation to another level of culinary awesomeness. People will say things to you like "This is fantastic! Is there bacon in here?" You can smile and say "No, just chicken."
Recipe Notes: This recipe calls for 4 cups of cooked chicken. That's about half of a whole chicken.
The measurements in this recipe are all even numbers, so if you don't have 4 cups of cooked chicken, you can easily adjust the recipe to whatever you have on hand.
Using your hands to mix the salad will ensure the ingredients are combined and there are no dry spots.
This recipe makes enough chicken salad for 8 excellent sandwiches. It stays good for about 5 days in the refrigerator.
You can also use turkey or tuna instead of chicken.
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