I was never a big chicken salad eater until my mother-in-law made it for dinner one night. And I fell in love. While, I’ve never been to O’Carrs, apparently it is a staple in Alabama. From all the recipes I scoured looking for one that looked doable for me.
So now I’m obsessed with chicken salad; I could eat it every day. Pita Pit in downtown Birmingham has the best I’ve had here, but Purple Onion and Al’s Deli also have a pretty great chicken salad roll-up.
Anyway, onto the recipe.
O’Carrs Copycat Chicken Salad
– 2 cups of boiled chicken, chopped in the food processor.
– 1 tsp fresh dill ( I skipped this because I hate, hate, dill)
– 1/4 cup of grapes
– 1/8 cup of chopped pecans.
– 4 pinches of paprika
– 2 oz cream cheese
– 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
– 1 tsp honey
– 2 pinches of salt
(Makes 3-4 servings)
Easy as pie to make; Just chop up the chicken in the food processor and add all the rest of the ingredients. Leaving out the dill had no effect on the taste, but if I would have put it in there, it probably would have made me throw up.
We put it on mini-croissants we got from Publix, and topped them with lettuce and tomato. Delicious dinner! And easy!