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SamiHami

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Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« on: August 20, 2016, 02:50:02 PM »
I have some leftover roasted turkey breast that I need to use up. It's far too hot to make turkey soup, so that's out. I'm thinking maybe a turkey salad? Anyone have a good recipe? I've never made chicken or turkey salad before but I like it a lot. If you have a good spicy recipe, even better!

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 05:16:11 PM »
I don't have a recipe (I eat other people's  ;) ;D), but I like chicken salad with diced apples and walnuts/almonds. Gives it some crunch.

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 08:05:40 PM »
Turkey salad is really good with Duke's mayo, poultry seasoning (rosemary, thyme, sage, marjoram), celery, dried cranberries, and walnuts. For a bit of kick, I occasionally add some Hungarian hot paprika.

ETA: with optional diced gala apple
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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 08:30:46 PM »
For a spicy variation you could do a curry turkey salad...I don't have one I normally use, but if you just look up curried chicken salad, the turkey would be easily substituted.

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 04:27:22 AM »
Maybe this British version would suit you -- uses curry powder, mayo, chutney and sultanas (raisins).

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6080/instant-coronation-chicken
   

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 07:12:30 AM »
I make a tuna salad roughly based on this recipe - i'm assuming that it would work with turkey or chicken as well. I add chopped scallions and celery. you can add other veg as you like (shredded carrots, cucumbers etc). If you want spicier, add some chopped peppers.
http://www.food.com/recipe/artichoke-and-ripe-olive-tuna-salad-376844

2 (6 ounce) cans chunk light tuna, drained and flaked
1 cup chopped canned artichoke heart (or use marinated artichokes)
1⁄2 cup chopped ripe olives (black or kalamata is good)
1⁄3 cup mayonnaise (to taste)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1⁄2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano (1/2 teaspoon dried- or try thyme for a change)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Another idea is to make a big cobb salad. I love this one from the Smitten Kitchen (it's pretty versatile, if you don't have something, you can usually omit or substitute)
https://smittenkitchen.com/2010/04/classic-cobb-salad/

Classic Cobb Salad
Adapted, barely, from Saveur

Serves 4 to 6

Dressing (Heads up: I found I only needed half of this)
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Salad
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cored and shredded
1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 bunch watercress, some of the stems trimmed, chopped
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (we used a Stilton)
6 strips cooked bacon, roughly chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 medium tomatoes, peeled*, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chives, minced

Make the dressing: Combine the canola oil, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire, sugar, and garlic in a blender. Purée the ingredients to make a smooth dressing and season with salt and pepper. Set the dressing aside.

Make the salad: On a (very) large platter, combine the iceberg and romaine lettuces along with the watercress. Arrange the blue cheese, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, chicken, and avocado on top of the greens in neat rows. To serve, drizzle salad with dressing, season with salt and pepper, and top with chives. Alternatively, toss everything together in a bowl.

Do ahead: Salad dressing keeps, covered and refrigerated, for up to one week. Individual ingredients (except the avocado, which is too prone to browning) can be prepped and chopped, and kept in separate containers in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the salad. However, no doubt due to sturdiness of 2/3 of the lettuces, I found that the entire assembled salad kept surprisingly well wrapped in plastic in the fridge for a few hours.

* To peel a tomato: Cut an X in bottom of each tomato and blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 10 seconds. Immediately transfer with a slotted spoon to an ice bath to cool. Slide the skins right off, starting at the X. Completely befuddled by the need for this step? Skip it.



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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 01:26:48 PM »
Turkey (or chicken) cubed
Onion (I like green onions or red onions)
Grape tomatoes, halved (or chopped plumb tomatoes)
Pasta (tri-colored rotini is prefered but I've used elbow noodles)
Bacon (optional)

Mayo for the dressing

Or skip the pasta and dice the turkey into very small pieces and use soft-serve cream cheese mixed all together (add the tomatoes last, so they don't get squished) and wrap a dollop or two in a leaf of romain lettuce


for spice? Chop up some jalapeno peppers or mix paprika into the mayo or cream cheese (I might do this next time!)



Sorry I don't have exact measurements, it depends on how much I'm making. ::)

SamiHami

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 03:01:47 PM »
Lots of great ideas here! I'm going to enjoy making this tonight. Thank you all for the tips!

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 05:56:30 PM »
Let us know what you did and how did it turn out?

Sometimes impromptu recipes are the best! ;D

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 01:52:34 AM »

Turkey, diced Chinese celery (including leaves), cucumber, red pepper, green onion, avocado and mango. Squeeze the mango pit over the salad to get all the juice, and add some fresh squeeze lime juice and olive oil. Top with toasted chopped cashews and a pinch of salt.

jpcher

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 05:25:17 PM »
^ Wow. That sounds awesome! ;D

SamiHami

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Re: Chicken/Turkey Salad Recipes, please!
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 05:37:31 PM »

Turkey, diced Chinese celery (including leaves), cucumber, red pepper, green onion, avocado and mango. Squeeze the mango pit over the salad to get all the juice, and add some fresh squeeze lime juice and olive oil. Top with toasted chopped cashews and a pinch of salt.

That does sound awesome! I will have to try that one next time! Yum!!!

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