A few years ago when I still lived in the Baton Rouge area, we’d go to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. If you’ve never been and are in the area, I highly suggest checking it out. They have everything from fresh flowers to fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dips, seafood…you name it, they have it. One thing they used to have but I don’t believe is out there anymore was a vendor selling the BEST chicken salad you will ever eat. It was so good I wanted to serve it at our wedding. But at almost $12 a tub, it was not an option.
Once we moved, I kept remembering how delicious it was and decided to recreate it myself. I must say I think it comes pretty close and tastes fantastic! I normally put slivered almonds in it but didn’t have any on hand, so I used chopped walnuts which was just as tasty. This is definitely a nice change from regular old hum-drum chicken salad! If you don’t want it on sandwiches, you can also use it as a dip with crackers.
Christen’s Chicken Salad
1 whole cooked chicken, found in the deli section
1 small package slivered almonds
1/2 pkg craisins
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1-2 bunches green onions, cut
Seasoning to taste (I used a little bit of blackened
seasoning, Tony’s, and salt)
Using your fingers, tear the chicken meat into shreds. Add the rest of ingredients and mix well. Taste for seasonings.
When seasoning is just right, stick it in the fridge, covered, overnight. Serve cold.