Monday, April 30, 2018

Marmalade Chicken Salad

I don’t know about you, but I love chicken salad. Still, as much as I love it, I do get tired of the same old thing. Sure, I can add more celery, raisins, or grapes, include almonds or pecans, but essentially it always seems to taste pretty much the same…until now. This morning, as I was smearing marmalade onto my piece of toast, I got to wondering how it would be in chicken salad. I generally love the combination of citrus and chicken, so decided to stir a little bit of my Homemade Orange Marmalade into the mayonnaise before combining all of the ingredients. It was excellent! It gave it a wonderful brightness, tiny hint of sweetness, and a much more complex flavor than your run-of-the-mill chicken salad. Try this, and serve it on a bed of lettuce with an orange muffin on the side, or as I did here, on a freshly baked croissant.
Marmalade Chicken Salad

1 T.
orange marmalade
2 T. Duke’s mayonnaise
1 cooked chicken breast, diced
2/3 c. chopped celery
1/3 c. slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. onion powder
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and marmalade; set aside. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Fold marmalade/mayonnaise mixture into chicken salad, and stir to combine. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to two days.

If you prefer your chicken salad warm, you will love this recipe for Hot Chicken Salad.

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Linda said...

You and I have to be sisters from another mister! I love the orange/chicken combo, and I knew just by reading the title you would have something that looked delicious to me. What a great idea!

Rustown Mom said...

Sounds great! I do love combining chicken with fruit - they pair together very well. Might have to add this to my weekly sammie rotation to see what the boys think!

bj said...

I love Chicken Salad almost any way it is made...sure will give this a try....

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This is a great idea. I LOVE chicken salad as well so will definitely try this!! Thanks!!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I’m totally digging the idea of adding marmalade to chicken salad! What a great taste combination!!!!!! said...


Sandra Lee said...

This is perfect for spring, although I'd chow down on it any time fo the year. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

morgan faessler said...

I have been using orange marmalade for years with my chicken salad. It add a great freshness! I also add cayenne pepper to add depth of flavor at the end of the taste.