Saturday, September 3, 2011

Recipe: Chicken Salad

Once again I found myself craving something old school like chicken salad however, I wanted a more modern twist on the traditional recipe.
Lucky for me I had a couple of wonderful Trader Joe items in my possession that made a great addition to chicken salad; Cornichon pickles and Marcona Almonds. Almonds are something many people put in their chicken salad but usually it is the tasteless slivered almonds. Marcona almonds have a very strong flavor and these also have rosemary on them, which really complemented the chicken. The French cornichon pickles have a different flavor than American pickles that I really like as well. It tasted familiar but with a twist. Give it a try next time you have some leftover chicken you want to turn into chicken salad.

1 C of chopped roasted chicken
6 Cornichon pickles finely chopped
¼ C of Marcona Almonds with Rosemary
1 Tbl Mayonnaise, (the real thing!)
Fresh Ground pepper to taste
Mix everything together and serve on your favorite greens.