Day 1: Chicken Salad, great hot weather fare

We spend a great deal of time outdoors and our kitchen is not particularly air conditioned.  With spring planting and all the springtime chaos, we like things we can have on had to fix a quick meal.  The first thing we will do with the chicken is make some chicken salad for sandwiches.

Chicken Salad

  • 3/4 C mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS dry white wine
  • 2 TBS fruit chutney
  • 1 1/2 T curry powder
  • 1 C cubed chicken
  • 1 stalks celery diced
  • 1 green onions, sliced
  • 2 TBS raisins
  • 1/2 C roasted nuts of your choice (cashews are good)

Mix the dressing ingredients:  mayo, wine, chutney, and curry in blender until smooth.  Add chicken, celery, onions, and raisins mixing well.  Chill.  Stir in nuts just before serving.

My brother isn’t a mayo fan, so, in this recipe you can’t really taste the mayo.  (I don’t like jar mayo)  You may need to tone down the spices for your taste, but I think it’s just right.

Where do you get chutney, you might ask?  Well make it with your leftover fruits in the fall.  We love chutney in the cupboards for putting on meats.  If you don’t like having those stores on hand, you can find chutney in the ethnic section of your local grocery store.  Major Grey’s Mango Chutney is pretty common.  Any chutney will do though, I used a dried fruit chutney.

Also, try your hand at making mayonnaise.  It’s so delicious fresh and your salad will be even more good for you.  So many more nutrients.  If you use farm fresh eggs it will be even tastier.  This is a great tutorial here:  Homemade mayonnaise without tears

Serve salad on baguettes with a lettuce salad and dressing for a complete meal.  Another option is to put it on a bed of mache.  Mache’s nutty flavor makes a great companion to this salad.

(Usually it doesn’t have tiny holes in it like mine does, but I have a terrible infestation of potato bugs in my garden and hate chemicals more than them.)

Stay tuned for…

Day 2:  Lemon Chicken Pasta

Jacquelyne Aubuchon is a guest contributor to this blog and a loving sister and aunt to the residents of Chism Heritage Farm.  You can contact her at Jacquelyne@sew4cons.com or keep up with what she is doing at City Roots and Fruits.

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One thought on “Day 1: Chicken Salad, great hot weather fare

  1. Definitely going to try this recipe – we are curry fans here, and still have about 4 jars of apple chutney left from the batch made last fall. I totally failed last time I tried making mayo, so will check out the video…thanks!

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