July 08, 2008

ode to chicken salad

I LOVE chicken salad. And I almost never get it, because I don't trust restaurants not to put 8 pounds of mayo and huge chunks of celery in it.

But whenever I get some extra cooked chicken -- specifically when i have some extra pulled off the bones from making soup -- I like to make some chicken salad. The most recent version had nothing but mayo, celery leaves (LEAVES, you will note, not gross crunchy blocks), dill and salt & pepper.

And as always, I am struck by how mindbendingly delicious just-plain-chicken can be when in close quarters with mayonnaise. I eat it extra slowly so as not to miss any of it, because it never lasts long. Yums.

Posted by foodnerd at July 8, 2008 08:03 PM

I love gross chunky blocks of celery in chicken salad. I must agree, however, that just-plain-chicken in proximity to mayonnaise bends my mind in most excellent ways.

:sigh: Must get me some o' that.

Posted by: Kate at July 9, 2008 04:33 PM

i dont like big chunks of celery in my chicken salad either but sometimes i'll grate the celery so that it blends in. =)

Posted by: aizza at July 11, 2008 10:18 AM
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