Monday, April 21, 2014

Creamy Chicken Salad (Cream Cheese Creamy) - 52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken

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What??? Cream Cheese in a Chicken Salad???

OF COURSE and it comes out a little sweeter, a lot creamier and delicious!

And it works GREAT as a sandwich!  Or especially works great for a Lettuce wrap with a broad leaf of Romaine Lettuce.  One of my favorite Chicken Salad Recipes ever!

I had been asked to provide a tray of sandwiches, This little recipe made 21 Sandwiches and I still had enough left over to make this a quick easy lunch for my Sous Chef (my wife) and me.

And of course, all made especially easy with a pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken!


OK... Here's what I did...

Creamy Chicken Salad (Cream Cheese Creamy)

  • Meat from the Breasts (3-4 Cups) of a Rotisserie Chicken, deboned and diced
  • 1 Cup Seedless Grapes,quartered
  • 1 Cup Gala Apples, sliced and small diced, (certainly can sub your favorite crisp sweet apple)
  • 1 Cup Sweet Onions, small Diced
  • 1 Cup small Diced Celery
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 Brick (8 Ounces) Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS Your Favorite BBQ Sauce for a little extra Kick
  • 10 Pitas Warmed, cut into thirds, split to open pocket
Cooking Directions
  1. Assemble all of your ingredients, dice and remove stems, etc.
  2. In a stand mixer, mix the cream cheese with the Mayo and BBQ sauce. Mix with a paddle attachment until thoroughly mixed and creamy..
  3. Mix everything (except the Pitas), adding the Cream Cheese Mayo and BBQ sauce last, 1/4 cup at a time, stop adding when you get the consistency you like., carefully folding the wet ingredients into the dry.
  4. Fill each Pita Pocket with a couple of TBS of the salad. Garnish with a sprinkle of Paprika.
  5. Serve Chilled and ENJOY!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Uses For a Rotisserie Chicken"  (Now close to 100!)...I am so confused... $5.49 for a fully cooked, fully seasoned Oven Roasted, Rotisserie Chicken. Yet shop in the raw meat department and most raw chickens are at best $8 each and usually far closer to $10. Anyone have an answer??? Me either. So, I can either rail against the machine, or learn to embrace the beauty that is the $5 chicken! In this pin are recipes I have made, and recommend. MORE than 52 (I just can't stop)..
You get the idea.  From Scratch Pizza to Chinese Take Out recipes, Lots of Soups and Chili... Appetizers to Main Courses (Still can't find a dessert, but I am looking).  More than enough ideas for that store nought bird to shine with just a little extra work


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