For traditional chicken salad I make it like you do, Rhonda. I like chopped pickles, red onions, and big pieces of celery with miracle whip.
I also make a really good pesto chicken salad- I use my leftover pesto and mix it in with plain mayo. (About 2 T of pesto and 3 T of mayo.) I also add in chopped celery ribs and red onions. I like serving that in a whole wheat pita with organic baby salad greens- delicious!
And then if those two varieties aren't enough I like doing chicken chunks cooked with a little bit of garlic and toasted sesame seeds. Chill the chicken and then add mandarin orange segments, chopped red onion, dried cranberries or dried cherries, and almond slivers. Add your favorite Asian style dressing (look for styles with sesame or ginger) and mix. We like eating these as lettuce wraps or you can mix it all together with some big lettuce leaves and stuff in a pita. Very good either way you serve it.
Last edited by K i K i; 02/29/08 03:56 PM.