Chicken salad

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 78
  • Protein: 5.5
  • Fats: 3.7
  • Carbohydrates: 5.1

    Do you love salads as much s we do? We’re sure you do. Of course, everyone has his own particular recipe with a secret ingredient or just some personal preferences. Anyway, nobody can refuse to eat a delicious dish of fresh vegetables, mushrooms and meat. Furthermore, there are some classic salads, beloved by almost everyone, like Greek salad, Olivier, Dressed herring etc. Well, we have one of such recipes prepared for you today. We’ll be cooking chicken salad, which can easily transform into chicken salad with mushrooms or chicken salad with pineapple - it’s all up to you.

    The good thing is that the list of ingredients for our salad is very flexible. This review will give you some interesting facts from the history of salads and some particular ingredients and, of course, some information on health-enhancing features of this dish. So, let’s get to work!

    Brief history of a salad

    Salad has no fascinating history or origin like Kutia or Sarma do. What we can surely say is that at first this dish was not about the high end-cuisine at all. It’s known that earlier salad was something like mixture of cut or manually torn vegetables and herbs which were even called ‘’salad’'. Certainly, it had nothing in common with  quail, mushrooms, exotic sauces orang other hardly affordable ingredients. Thus, salad was likely a food for the poor ones rather then rich. Over the centuries, professional chefs in the court of the nobility began to experiment and invent some new recipes, creating mere cooking masterpieces, which we use today to serve for lunch, dinner to even holiday table.

    Salads are often included in our daily diet, but when it comes to treating guest with something special, everyone should have their own genuine salad with particular taste and aroma. Perhaps the best ground for your experiments is any salad with poultry. Here you have the well-known chicken salad with prunes and a combination of quail with capers or gherkins and chicken salad with avocado or mango. So you can quickly create something healthy yet easy, since chicken is the most popular ingredient in our country for any dish like soups and broths, salads and pies. But why do we ;love it so much?

    Proven health benefits of chicken salad

    We can estimate the healthy features of a dish by looking on its main ingredients. So, let’s overlook main elements of our today salad. Chicken is a powerful source of protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids.  And it is extremely healthy for people with digestive problems because chicken has a very little  amount of connective tissue, and thus the product is digested very well. Moreover, any chicken other than fried,  has many essential amino acids which are essential for normal growth and operating of your body. The best thing is, this meat is perfect if you want to keep fit since it is not deposited on the waist and hips.  Also, our salad includes celery which is one of the healthiest vegetables. But in ancient times it was revered for its ability to strengthen the immune system, prevent atherosclerosis, heart disease and to deal with nervous disorders and increased anxiety.

    In addition, celery is sometimes called a male power. One more valuable product in the recipe is  chicken egg rich in protein, amino acids and vitamins, including choline. Do not forget about the benefits of the fresh Parmesan cheese, which is not just rich in protein and fats, but also has almost no cholesterol. What is more, due to the large amount of vitamins and minerals in parmesan, it helps to maintain the health and beauty of your body for years to come. Well, together with other ingredients of this salad our dish gets almost healing properties, regardless to the sauce based on mayonnaise which is rather controversial for healthy eating.
    It’s time to start cooking our chicken salad with celery.

    The main ingredients you need to make a perfect chicken salad:

    • a chicken breast
    • 4 chicken eggs
    • 50 grams of celery
    • 100 grams of Parmesan cheese
    • 2-3 slices of garlic
    • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
    • home-made mayonnaise (if you like)
    • vegetables and greens (for decoration)

    You need to follow these basic steps to cook this salad:

    1. First of all, prepare all the necessary ingredients.

      It’s time to prepare the ingredients.

    2. Wash the chicken breast, marinate it in salt and black pepper, then grill it.

      Grease the breast with black pepper and salt to grill it afterwards.

    3. Place some home-made mayonnaise in the separate small bowl.

      Put mayonnaise int the bowl where we will make our sauce.

    4. Pour some lemon juice to the mayonnaise.

      Squeeze lemon juice in the sauce.

    5. Then squeeze the garlic and add it to the sauce too.

      Grind the garlic and add it to the dressing.

    6. Then mix thoroughly all the contents of the bowl and leave it for some time.

      Mix all the ingredients of the sauce and give it a rest for at least 15 minutes.

    7. Rub a celery root on a fine grater.

      Peel the celery root and rub it on a fine grater.

    8. Cut chilled chicken breast into small cubes.

      Chill the fillet and cut it into cubes.

    9. Rub the pre hard-boiled eggs on a fine grater.

      Boil the eggs fro 10 minutes, then chill them and rub finely.

    10. Then rub some Parmesan cheese and add it to the salad.

      Add some finely rubbed Parmesan.

    11. Then mix all the ingredients except the dressing.

      It’s time to mix everything except for sauce.

    12. Now it’s time to add the dressing.

      Add the dressing.

    13. Mix everything thoroughly and place some salad on each plate using a glass. Decorate it with greens and/or tomato.

      Now whip all the contents, then form the portions of the salad and place them on the plates. Add some greens of vegetables for decoration.

    This was the full overview of the dish that we prepared for you today. We would like to remind that you can easily transform it into salad with boiled chicken or chicken salad with pineapples with/or mushrooms. Just remember that experimenting is always pleasant because it can be your way to perfection. We’re looking forward your impression and new recipes. Always yours, HozOboz.

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