Habanero Chicken Salad

If you don’t already know, I love chicken salad.

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Have you ever had it with tarragon? That’s delicious.

On a regular basis I throw together a batch of chicken salad for us to eat on for lunches, a late night snack, etc. As long as I have eggs, onions, plenty of mayonnaise I pretty much make it in autopilot. I actually made my own mayo last night because I ran out and refused to drive to Publix for the 3rd time in one day. The cashiers and stock boys basically know me on a first name basis and sometimes remind me how I keep them employed. Yes, I pretty much live there.

If there’s a pyrex bowl in the fridge filled when chicken salad, I’m a happy girl. Mark likes to eat chicken salad sandwiches, I love to scoop it up with crackers or Fritos. You know my love for Fritos; I should be a sales rep. Oh, and if you haven’t seen my Hot Chicken Salad Dip I made for PopSugar, go here.

One of my favorite ways to make it is with leftover grilled chicken  – it has such good flavor compared to boring nongrilled chicken.

This version, however, happens to be the bomb because it’s hot as all hell.

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It’s my typical recipe with habanero pepper. You could, of course, make it as hot or mild as you want.

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Please, for the love of all that’s holy, don’t touch your face after handling the habanero.

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Here’s my printable!

Habanero Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (about three breasts)
  • 1 cup mayo (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 Habanero pepper, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 boiled egg, diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients through egg.
  • Salt and pepper to taste; refrigerate until ready to eat.
http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/habanero-chicken-salad/

Here’s a couple of chicken salad recipes I have on my list to try-

Tzatziki Chicken Salad from Cooking Light.

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Southwestern Chicken Salad from Plain Chicken.

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xoxo

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One Comment:

  1. must give this a try. My husband loves chicken salad and spicy food. Sounds like lunch this weekend! Thanks for including my Southwestern Chicken Salad!
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