Thursday, March 3, 2011

Parmesan Chicken Salad

This is one of my go to recipes. Yes, I know it's chicken salad but trust me - this isn't your grandma's chicken salad!

My mom's friend Teresa used to be a caterer and this is her recipe. I got it from her several years ago and every time I make it everyone wants the recipe! It is SO yummy, but you have to make sure you use the right ingredients! It doesn't taste right if you don't use the mesquite chicken!

Parmesan Chicken Salad
Source: Jenna's Journey Recipes via Teresa

1 Bag Sam's Club Mesquite Grilled Chicken (pre-cooked)


Olive Oil

Lemon Juice

Pre minced jarred garlic

1 bunch parsley

Lots of grated Parmesan

Defrost the chicken and chop it into very small cubes. Put into a large mixing bowl and add the garlic (I usually use about a tablespoon - we really like garlic, but you can add less!). Add mayo, olive oil and lemon juice as follows:

1 cup of mayo + 1 T olive oil + 1 t lemon juice.

I usually use between 1.5 - 2 cups of may for the entire bag of chicken and adjust the OO and lemon juice as needed.

Once mixed to desired consistency chop one whole bunch of parsley and add. Add as much cheese as desired - I usually use about 1.5 cups.

Serve on croissants.

* NOTE: If you don't have access to Sam's Club brand mesquite chicken, I would marinade 5-6 chicken breasts in mesquite marinade for 5-6 hours, then grill it and use that!

Other great chicken recipes!!

Mom's Chicken and Rice

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