Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Favorite Chicken Salad and Labeling Food at a Party

This is the chicken salad recipe that I make for showers or daytime parties. It is always a favorite. I print copies of the recipe to hand out because everyone always requests a copy. If you make it I suggest you also make copies on cute paper and hand them out if there is a request. It is that good, trust me.

Chicken Salad with Bacon & Grapes
· 3 cups cooked diced chicken
· 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
· 1 can (8oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
· 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
· 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
· 1 - 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
· 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh or dried
· 2 tablespoons finely minced green onions
· 1 teaspoon lemon juice
· 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
· Dash or two Worcestershire sauce
· salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:Combine first chicken, bacon, water chestnuts, celery, and grapes in a large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; combine with chicken mixture, using as much or as little as necessary to moisten as desired. You may add a little more mayonnaise if you like a creamier salad. Chill and stir again before serving.

Tell me what you think and take pictures!
I usually serve it on ciabatta rolls that I get at Trader Joe's. I was not near a one when I made this for a shower last August so I had to use a chunky ciabatta rolls, we all turned them into open face sandwiches. The bread was just too tough.

Labeling Food At a Party

Have you ever been to a party and skipped trying something because you had no idea what it was? I certainly have. I always make up cards and place them near the tray so everyone knows what is being served. It is also another chance to add cute decorations to the table.


  1. Love the little cards and stands they go in. So creative!

  2. Hi Ali :)

    That looks sooooo good! I'll have to try it sometime :)


  3. I so agree with you! I do this for any dish I take to a potluck or my home. I want to know what I am eating! People are always amazed and think it is such a great idea when I do this. Thanks for sharing!


  4. oh...I love Chicken salad! Most definitely trying this~also great on croissants!!


  5. i'm always looking for a great chicken salad recipe...isn't it a wonderful thing to serve at girlie-get-togethers?
    i'll print it out and try it!

  6. We love chicken salad...we especially love it with grapes. I am printing it off right now.

  7. WOW - you must be quite the cook. thanks for your visit to my blog Ali. You must be like me in the way of My being a COUNTRY GIRL stuck in the City (groan) I will try this chicken salad as it lookd deeee-lish!!!

  8. This looks absolutely delish! I love a good chicken-salad recipe! Your presentation if very elegant too - Love it!

  9. That looks great! I love adding grapes and toasted almond slivers to chicken salad. I haven't tried bacon, but it has to be good.


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