Thursday, September 6, 2012

I Broke Up with Tom Cruise Chicken Salad

I was perusing the internet some time ago and came across a hard hitting news story: Katie Holmes ate chicken salad at a place in New York called Alice's Tea Cup. Life changing news, no? Is anyone else Katie Holmesed-out? She stopped drinking the Kool-aid. Uh, okay?

I have a point. I think. It wasn't about where she ate (or even that she was eating at all), but what. A recipe came with said story and it caught my eye: Curried Chicken Salad. Yes, please! Can we collectively rename it the 'Came to My Senses Chicken Salad.' Or how about 'Free to Date a Man My Height Chicken Salad?'

According to the article, the recipe originally came from the Alice's Tea Cup Cookbook. I made it my own, and that's the recipe I'm sharing. It was really tasty. I'm already thinking of new variations. My husband suggested Craisins and I agree they would be a lovely addition. Enjoy!

Sarah's No One Has Ever Jumped on a Couch for Me  Curried Chicken Salad Remix:

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cold whole rotisserie chicken (from the deli case at the grocery store)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 3/4 cup celery
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • salt and pepper
Directions:
  1. Dice up all the meat from the rotisserie chicken. Discard skin and bones. Place meat in a large bowl.
  2. Chop celery and onion and add to chicken.
  3. In a small bowl, combine curry powder, apricot preserves, mayo and sour cream. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
  4. Add the dressing to the chicken/veg mix and stir until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Chill for about 1 hour and serve on whole grain bread.

 
 

I like a lot of crunch in my salads, so I really ramped up the onion and celery quantities. It turned out perfectly. Another thing I like is that it's not too mayo-y. I'm not a big fan of this condiment, so I liked that I didn't have to sacrifice the creaminess, as the sour cream stepped in to save the day.

I couldn't find any whole leaf lettuce in the fridge and improvised with cabbage leaves.

My husband liked it so much that he at it again the next morning on a hot dog bun.


Let me know what you think! Of the recipe, not the hot dog variation. He's odd. And he knows it.

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