Saturday, September 25, 2010

Auntie Mame Chicken Salads


Thinking Chicken Salad is just something rather blah to do with leftover chicken?
Well think again; after a makeover, a new wardrobe and a few jewels, chicken salad will never be the same again! The movie Auntie Mame was inspiration to take something mature (ok old) and reinvent with a new spirit!
Here is Florida the weather is usually sunny and warm; ok sunny, hot and humid is really more like it!  Hurricane season is especially damp and you really don’t want to spend too much time heating up the kitchen so something cool for dinner is often the best choice.  So thinking Auntie Mame style, I’ve added fruit, nuts and spices to give you flavors and textures sure to please.  Hope these two chicken Auntie Mame salads get you too thinking out of the box and adding YOUR favorite flavors!

Auntie Mame Chicken Salad:
Ingredients:
2 cups cooked chicken chopped
1 cup seedless grapes
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup mayo
¼ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 ripe tomatoes centers removed
Method:
Mix together all ingredients except tomato
Stuff tomatoes with chicken salad and serve 
Auntie Mame goes on Vacation (Sliders):
1 cup cooked chicken chopped
½ cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
¼ cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon curry

1 tablespoon honey

1 1/4 teaspoon ginger
3 roma   tomatoes
Method:
Slice tomatoes from top to bottom making three little boats to hold the chicken salad
Mix together all ingredients except tomatoes
Top tomatoes with chicken salad and serve

Here is the video of Auntie Mame Chicken Salads!  Hope you enjoy!


8 comments:

  1. Lime juice, curry and honey are all great flavor boosters - I look forward to trying your recipes.

    Thanks.

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  2. Thanks Carol, please let me know what you think!

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  3. Wow - all of the flavors in this look like the combine spectacularly - and I absolutely love the idea of using tomatoes to serve your chicken salad. Yum!

    Great post and photos, KC.

    Erin
    www.ekatskitchen.com

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  4. Thanks Erin! Please let me know what you think if you try them; or share your ideas for more flavor combos!

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  5. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!

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  6. This a great way to serve chicken salad. Sounds like a great party dish.

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  7. Chicken salad is one of my all-time favorite lunches. I have never had it served in the tomato like you've done here though. What a great idea!

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  8. Love those chicken salad sliders! Perfect for an appetizer table. Thanks for this post!

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