2tbspMayonnaise Add more mayo if you'd like smoother creamy chicken spread
Fresh herbsto taste – optionalbut important if using canned chicken
Garlicto taste - minced or powder – optional but important if using canned chicken
Onion flakesto taste- optional but important if using canned chicken
Black pepperto taste - ground – optional
If using canned chicken any type of canned chicken breast will work, just be sure to drain it.
Using a mini food processor, blend until smooth.
This recipe takes a total time of 5 minutes to throw together, but I like to refrigerate it for at least an hour to give the flavours a chance to come together.
Chicken spread will last in a sealed container refrigerated for up to a week.I don’t like to freeze chicken spread because the mayonnaise will separate when defrosting.You can freeze the cooked chicken, and then just defrost it in the refrigerator the day before you want to make it, and add the other fresh ingredients the day of.Don't leave it out at room temperature for more than two hours for food safety.Also, for food safety, allow the chicken to cool completely before mixing the rest of the ingredients.This recipe is really more of a baseline; feel free to add more or less of the ingredients to fit personal tastes.Other Variations:
Use Greek yogourt instead of mayo for a lighter salad.
Use extra-virgin olive oil instead of mayo for a looser salad.
Add diced apples, grapes, raisins, craisins or dried fruit to the basic recipe to add a sweet and savoury flavour.
Add diced fennel, shredded cabbage, diced cucumbers, celery, or any other crunchy vegetable.
Add chopped fresh herbs, green onion, chives, red onion, fresh dill, tarragon, paprika, curry powder, Dijon or even mustard, chipotle seasoning, cayenne pepper, Creole or Cajun seasoning or any other spice mix in your cupboard.
Add crunchy nutty chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews or water chestnuts.
Add cubed avocado or replace the mayo with pureed avocado and sour cream for an avocado chicken salad.
Make BBQ chicken salad by adding your favorite BBQ sauce in place of some of the mayonnaise.
Add a dash of with pickled jalapenos for a spicy version.
Add crisp cooked crumbled bacon.
I also love the combination of the cream cheese with bits of chicken, a bite from the onion and the flavour of the soy sauce.
You can really add a lot of flavour to the dish depending on what you like such as shopped eggs, crushed pineapple, Olives, Pickles, Bell Peppers...
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